What is the right age to have breast augmentation performed?

Girl with big Breasts in white underwear Breast augmentation is a popular plastic surgery procedure for women of all ages. But there are some factors to consider before making the decision to go ahead with the surgery. One important factor is the proper age to have breast augmentation performed. So what is the ideal age range for this surgery? Is it best to get the procedure before you turn 30? Is 40 too old? What is considered the perfect age for breast augmentation surgery?

Understanding breast augmentation surgery

Breast augmentation, also called augmentation mammaplasty, is a surgical procedure that enlarges the breasts by inserting an implant in each breast. The most common reason women have this surgery is to increase their body confidence. Most women who have had the surgery are happy with it and claim they feel more beautiful after their new breasts are fully healed. On average, plastic surgeons recommend waiting until you’re 18-years-old before having breast augmentation performed. Also, if you’re considering having more than one cosmetic surgery procedure performed, like a breast lift along with the augmentation, then this is an ideal time to schedule the procedures together. This reduces recovery time and time off of work, school, and other activities while allowing the body to properly heal.

How do I choose a breast implant type and size?

Breast implants come in different sizes and can be filled with either saline or silicone gel. The size and type of implant your plastic surgeon recommends for you will depend on the look you want, what your breasts normally look like, and how large your frame is based on bone structure. If you want larger breasts but have a smaller frame, doctors recommend waiting until you’ve had children because your breast tissue might expand during pregnancy (especially when breastfeeding). This could make it easier for surgeons to make the incisions necessary for placing bigger implants when you ready to go under the knife.

How do I learn more?

Dr. Walt Sweeney of The Bougainvillea Clinique recommends that women in the Winter Park, FL area considering breast augmentation schedule a consultation visit and initial evaluation with our team. Call (407) 678-3116 to book an appointment today!

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