The Daily Mail Nip & Tuck 27th February 2017
The Nip & Tuck articles by Dr Tracy Mountford appear weekly, in print and online for the Monday Inspire magazine’. In this week’s column a reader asks:
Am I too old to replace my breast implants at 68?
Dr Mountford explains how scar tissue can form around an implant which can cause it to become hard or misshapen. This is known as capsular contracture. If you are considering having the implants replaced, as long as you are medically fit and healthy, age shouldn’t make the procedure more risky . However, you should always discuss any concerns with your surgeon. Ensure you have regular mammograms and screenings and remember that scar tissue or ‘contracture’ can still form after your next surgery.