Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
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Woman Still Has '60s Breast Implants

Wednesday, 01 Feb 2012 10:01 AM

Dear Dr. Hibberd: I am 75 years old and I had breast implants in the 1960s when they first started being used. I never did get them removed. Now that I’m getting old, I’m wondering whether I should get them out. What do you think?


Answer:
If they are not causing any problems, you might want to leave them. If you have had them for such a long time and your skin has lost elasticity because of your age, removing them will make your breast appear saggy. Discuss this with your partner, and your surgeon.

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