Can You Be Too Old for a Breast Lift?

Can You Be Too Old for a Breast Lift?

A well-executed breast lift (mastopexy) restores the breasts to their youthful position on the chest. By extension, it can restore a woman’s youthful self-image and give her more self-confidence. Breasts sag for various reasons, many of them age-related. Many women wonder: is there an ideal or “right” age to have a breast lift?

Causes of Sagging Breasts

Sagging breasts are commonly caused by pregnancy and breastfeeding.

They are also caused by significant or extreme weight loss.

Finally, sagging breasts is a natural consequence of aging. As we age, there is less collagen in the skin. This causes the skin to lose elasticity which leaves the breasts deflated.

How a Breast Lift Can Help

Most of the time, the solution to these problems is to restore the breast tissue to its natural place on the chest. This is accomplished with a breast lift.

Types of Incisions

Dr. Linville will discuss your goals for a breast lift in Houston, and after a thorough consultation and examination will recommend the best type of incision for you.

Dr. Linville may discuss any of these types of incisions with you:
● Periareolar or short-scar incisions
● Vertical-only incisions
● Inverted-T, or anchor, incisions

New Techniques

New techniques are being practiced daily which amplify and augment the effects of the typical breast lift in Houston.

Fat Grafting

Fat grafting (mobilizing fat from another area of the body and injecting it into the breast) may help restore the cleavage area (upper pole) of the breasts.


There are several suturing techniques that are useful in holding the breast tissue in place to add beauty and longevity to your results.


You may consider breast augmentation in addition to your breast lift in Houston, which will enhance your results. If the lift does not give you the fullness you desire, you may want to consider adding a small implant to add breast volume.

Can You Be Too Old for a Breast Lift?

When deciding whether to perform a breast lift in Houston, Dr. Linville evaluates the condition of the breasts rather than the age of the candidate. Patients of all ages need to be in good health to undergo surgery. Patients should also be at a stable weight because the shape and volume of the breasts will change with weight loss and gain.

Can You Be Too Young?

Although sagging breasts are common after childbirth, there are women who experience this problem at a younger age. Women as young as 18 can be seen for a breast lift in Houston if they meet all the other requirements for surgery.

However, it is important to note every woman develops at a different rate: while one girl’s breasts may be fully formed at 16, another’s may continue growing into her 20s. Always consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to find out if you are a suitable candidate for surgery.

Breast Lift in Houston

Linville Plastic Surgery specializes in al surgical and nonsurgical plastic surgery procedures. After gravity, time, and nursing take their toll, Dr. Linville utilizes the latest techniques to lift and restore beauty to your breasts with minimal scarring. “Today is the beginning of a refreshed, younger version of you.” Contact Dr. Linville at Linville Plastic Surgery today!


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