How Old is Too Old for a Breast Reduction?

Marin County women wanting a reduction mammoplasty, also known as breast reduction surgery, ask” How old is too old for surgery?”

It’s Not About Age, It’s About Health

Age is less a factor than the health of the patient. A woman in her 60’s or even 70’s can be a good candidate. She must be in good health and not have any problems that would interfere with healing or anesthesia. She should get clearance from her family physician who will probably want a complete physical including blood tests and an EKG.

Many Wish They Had Surgery Sooner

Older San Francisco Bay Area women seem to be the most pleased with the surgery as they have suffered with the symptoms of their large pendulous breasts the longest. For her to be finally be free from back, neck and shoulder pain in of itself is huge. Instead of constant disappointment of trying on clothes that never fit right, women are thrilled to be able to go shopping and buy clothes off the rack. The most common complaint I have heard is that they wish they had the surgery sooner.

For whatever reason the surgery had to be postponed, maybe financial or emotional, if the older woman has made the decision she wants to proceed with cosmetic plastic surgery later in life, as long as she has approval from her doctor, there is no reason why she can’t.

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To learn more about the specific causes or treatments for your unique situation, don’t hesitate to contact our team today to schedule your first consultation with Dr. Delgado.

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Dr. Miguel Delgado


Dr. Delgado, MD is a world-recognized plastic surgeon and specialist in the treatment of male breast enlargement, also called gynecomastia. He has developed new techniques and owns and operates, which has become the largest gynecomastia forum in the world. Dr. Delgado holds the two most coveted credentials; the certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and membership in the American Society of Plastic Surgery.

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