Please advice

I’m a healthy 39 years old asian and residing in Melbourne. I have a AA cup and wanted to ask for advice. I’m wondering the optimal age to do breast augmentation and whether it’s too late for me at this age. I’m 39 but fortunately I look like less than 30 and nobody can guess my age correctly. Please advice the suitable implants. The most thing that I concern about is the future of post surgery such as complication after years.Im keen to do it but this issue worries me a lot.

Ming August 31st, 2018 VIC

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    Dr. Shagun Aggarwal

    Shagun Aggarwal

    2 answers

    Plastic Surgeon
    New South Wales, Australia

    Thanks for your question Ming. There is no such thing as being too old for this sort of an operation and you will likely get a good result from breast augmentation as your skin quality is good. When there is little native breast to hide or provide shape to the underlying implant my suggestion would be an anatomical implant in a dual plane. However you must know the downsides of implants - they are foreign objects and therefore have a life span, can rupture/rotate/ripple. There is a possibility of complications as with any operation. Discuss with the surgeon you choose to see, and they will go through the pros and cons before you make an informed decision. Best wishes.
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    Mr Richard Rahdon

    Richard Rahdon

    3 answers

    Plastic Surgeon
    Victoria, Australia

    Hello Ming, there is no such thing as being too late for a breast augmentation. I have personally performed breast augmentation on women in their late 50's early 60's. Size is hard to predict without your chest measurements and body frame. You look to have good quality skin so I believe that you may be suitable for implants placed over or under the muscle - however looking at the size of your breast, sometimes it's best to go under the muscle to avoid seeing the implant or "rippling" but his would be determined in your consult. Being concerned about complications post surgery is a common fear among people who opt for cosmetic surgeries. Unfortunately even the healthiest of people may need revision surgery due to many reasons such as rupture, rotation or cosmetic reasons. There is a possibility of complications with any surgery however we discuss all of this in your consult, and advise how we minimise these risks.