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Old 08-29-2008, 08:02 PM   #1
 
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older women and breast augmentation

I am going to be 53 next Friday and have an appointment set up to talk to a PS about breast augmentation. From what I have been reading on these boards most of the women are very young. Is there anyone else out there that has had BA and is older? I would like to hear about your experience.
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Hi,
I am 49, & had my BA 2 weeks ago. I went through the 'am I too old, should I be bothered at my age, yada, yada,"

You know what? I am so glad I did this. I am not old, I try & keep myself nice, I think young, and I didn't want to regret not doing it in a few years time. I hated the way I looked! Saggy & empty. I hated trying on bras, clothes, etc., sometimes I would leave without buying anything, just because I got so upset with how they fitted.

This is about YOU, & it wouldn't matter if you were 60!

I am going out with Hubby tonight, with a new plunge bra on (that I just bought today) & I am going to feel GREAT!!!

You GO FOR IT!!!

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Hi and welcome! There are several "over 50" ladies here and I'm sure they will chime in too.

I was 48 in Feb when I got mine. I never really thought about getting a ba till I was probably late 30's early 40's. When I was 45 I went for a consult ~ had a mammo ~ ended up having a breast lump (benign)removed so that put things on hold for me. I decided to have a few good mammos before persuing the ba, so in Sept 2007 I had my 3rd, with good results so in Jan 08 went for the consult, same PS.

No regrets, and I have had a wonderful experience. Awesome PS. Great recovery. No problems. Beautiful boobs, and I am now proportionate.

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I am probably one of the oldest ladies on the forum, I'm 55 and had my BA/Lift on July 8th. I don't regret it at all. I was concerned as you but decided to go for it. I feel great, look great and that's what it is all about. Age is just a number.

If it's something you want to do I would say go for it. I think the recovery may be a little easier on younger women but mine was not all that bad. This forum is filled with wonderful ladies with tons of information. Welcome and Good Luck to you!
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If you want them, then you are not too old to get them. Looking good and feeling good can be enjoyed at any age. I am 47 and just got mine, this was the right time for me.
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Thank you ladies for reassuring me that the decision to have a BA is not a silly one. I have always hated the way my flat chest looked but when I was younger the thought of having a BA just wasn't a reality. Taking care of my children, working at my job and just taking care of the home was the priority. So now that my children are all grown up, and it is just myself and hubby I think this is the time to do this. I can finally feel like a "girl"!
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I have to say, as a 30 year old woman....I work with lots of women in their 50's & 60's. I find it sooo refreshing when "older" women take care of themselves and continue to do things to boost their confidence.
It's a great time of your life and I think you are even more deserving at that age to treat yourself!
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You're 53? And worried about your BA??? Please don't spend even another minute thinking you're "too old" for this. Women are taking better care of themselves, feeling sexy well into their 60's and generally living life to it's fullest for many more years than they did even 20 years ago. Look at some of the beautiful 50-somethings that are STILL going strong in the media - back in 1970, a woman felt "old" at 35.

Embrace your new body, love your boobies, put on a sexy dress and go out and just see how the 20 and 30-something guys react! You'll feel younger in no time!

PS - I'm approaching 40 and, like you, wish I had done this years ago, but it wasn't realistic. My BA and new sense of confidence it gave me seriously had people asking me how I possibly had a son old enough to join the military. I think it nearly took 10 years off of my appearance AND attitude!
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Hello - don't you worry about age - a nurse where I went to get mine done said her friend who was just over 50 was getting hers done......go for it! YOu will look awesome!!!!!
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I just turned 46 this month and I'm getting mine done Oct. 1st. A gal in my office is 48 and getting hers done Oct. 21st. I say good for us! I work out and take good care of my body. I don't think there is anything wrong with that! Good for you.
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Grandma55 from Nanny66 lol....age is a bunch of numbers !

It's how you feel inside and how you feel about your body/appearance..if it feels right, do it...life is way too short to um and arrh about things, take the bull by the horn and take the plunge...x
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Thanks once again ladies. I guess I just need to not worry about what other's may think, my husband is so suppotive of my decision and my two adult daughters are thrilled for me. I have to agree about the age thing, sometimes I can't beleive that I am really going to be 53, I still feel very young. And I do work very hard to take care of myself, so I just might consider my BA a great birthday gift to myself!
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Good for you! Yes, go for it. And we are with you the whole way. JBI has the best support with an incredible bunch of loving, crazy, beautiful, boobyfied ladies!
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I'm 49 and had my BA seven weeks ago. I had a completely normal recovery - no problems whatsoever. My emotional adjustment also very good - I think if I had done this when I was younger I would have second-guessed myself and the PS to death. Also I'm old enough that I really don't care what people think. I can also deal with a less-than-ideal result as I now have more experience with physical imperfection ;-). You are never going to get exactly what you want with plastic surgery (In my case it was size - my frame wouldn't allow more than a very conservative augmentation.) I was also very relaxed about ending up with crease incision scars - at my age I have a few scars scattered around my body, so the more the merrier.I think if I was younger I wouldn't have handled the BA as well.

The other benefit of doing this later in life is that you will probably not have to get it redone more than once, if at all.

So - while it is theoretically true that I "should have done it 20 years ago" in fact I was only in the right frame of mind to do it in middle age. And I am SO GLAD I DID!
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Hi! I turned 52 a week before I had my BA (53 now) and I have NO regrets. I think I appreciate it even more for having waited this long. You are certainly not too old. If this is something you want, go for it! You deserve it.
I will say, after 50+ years of little boobies, I had a hard time adjusting to my new, larger version of boobs at first. It was a shocker. But once I did, I was and still am, thrilled. I don't think there's a day that goes by, even tho' I am used to them now, that I don't think again how happy I am that I had it done.
Age means less and less. I'm not 'old." Not like my mom was when she in her 50's. I am very active. I've always worked to keep myself in good shape. But no matter what, there's no exercise to up-size the boobs, or erase age-caused sagging or deflation. But there is BA. For me, it was worth every penny.

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I agree with everyone on here!! Women nowadays take care of ourselves better and thank god for all the new technologies we can do if we decide to. My sister-in-law was 53 when she got her BA two years ago and I was 43,my other sister-in-law was 46. After having kids,then raising them,we now have time to take care of ourselves.I had to deal with a lump so I had to do mammograms and utrasounds for over 2 years until they believed it wasn`t changing or I would of gotten mine sooner. Don`t worry you are not too old and will be totally happy.
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Aloha! I'm 44 and I had my BA a little over 2 wks ago. Age is just numbers and as long as you are happy, just do it. This is your life and you should be make happy yourself. Good luck and I'm sure you will be happy after ever!
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Don't let your age get in the way of your decision for heaven sake!! If this is something you really want, then go for it. I had my first BA done at age 36 and the 2nd BA AND LIPO at 49! I say 50 is the new 30!!! I have always worked so hard to keep myself looking good, I just felt this would be the icing on the cake. I am so happy with the results, I sneak a peek every now and then when walking by a storefront mirror! Don't let time slip by and wish you had done this.
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