If you've been thinking about having a breast reduction, you may want to act fast. Women over 50 have nearly triple the risk for minor surgical infections as women under 40, according to research conducted by board-certified plastic surgeon Michele Shermak. Declining hormone levels may be responsible. “Estrogen makes skin more resilient, which speeds healing,” Shermak says.
Want the latest beauty, fashion and lifestyle tips? Click here to sign up for our fabulous weekly newsletter!