Ask the Doctor- Can I have reconstruction at 70 years old?

This week, James E. Craigie, MD, of The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction answers your question.

Question: At 70 years and in good health apart from arthritis should I be concerned about an abdominal fat replacement breast reconstruction considering that the operation might be long?

Answer: We have successfully reconstructed a number of ladies aged 70 and older. Generally, they have done well, and age itself is not, strictly speaking, a reason not to have the procedure, if everything else is favorable. Having said that, there do seem to be more “bumps in the road” the older one gets. If you wish, we could call and discuss your particular situation in more detail.

Thanks for your question, and have a great weekend!

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