I am in Need of Breast Reduction: Does my Age Increase my Risk, even without any Known Health Issues?

I am in Need of Breast Reduction: Does my Age Increase my Risk, even without any Known Health Issues?

Question: I am a 52 year old woman who is in great health, and in need of a breast reduction. My current size is 36H and I weigh 150 pounds. Am I at risk simply because of my age?

Answer: Great question. The short answer is no. Your age has nothing to do with your health risk, and the procedure can be performed the same as it would on someone twenty years your junior. The overall risks associated with breast reduction surgery are relative to your overall general health, the actual amount of the reduction, and your smoking status. Talk to your doctor about your options, so you are able to make an informed decision about reducing your breast size. Good luck!

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