Best Age for Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation is a way for women of diverse ages to achieve the breast volume, symmetry, and balance they have always desired. If you are interested in breast augmentation, the best age for you to receive the procedure depends mostly on your discussion with one of our plastic surgeons who are experienced in providing breast augmentation to women of many different ages.
Factors Affecting Breast Augmentation Candidacy
Women from 18-60 years of age and above have safely received breast augmentation and enjoyed the results. If you are a woman in her 50s, 60s, or beyond and you are in good general health, you are most likely a candidate for breast augmentation. If you are a young adult, you must be at least 18 years of age to receive saline breast implants and at least 22 years of age for silicone breast implants.
Other factors concerning age and breast augmentation include:
- Plans for pregnancy
- Financial considerations
- Emotional and physical maturity
If you are planning to become pregnant in the next few years, you may want to postpone breast augmentation. Breast implants will not hinder your ability to become pregnant or negatively affect the progress of a pregnancy, but the physical changes accompanying pregnancy will most likely change the aesthetic results of the procedure. If you wish to learn more about planning for the cost of breast augmentation, you may want to review our practice’s plastic surgery financing options.
Physical and Emotional Maturity
The main physical component to consider is your breast development. Many young women have fully developed breasts by the age of 18. However, some women do continue to physically develop into their twenties. It is best to receive breast augmentation only after your breasts have fully developed.
Your decision to have breast augmentation surgery should also be guided by your emotional maturity. In addition to choosing the procedure for your own interests and not to please another person, you should have realistic expectations of what the procedure may achieve. Although you may experience improved social interactions because you feel more confident in your body, breast augmentation should not be used to correct severe feelings of low self-esteem.
To learn more about how breast augmentation can help you achieve your cosmetic goals, please contact one of our plastic surgeons at Florida Plastic Surgery Group to schedule a consultation.