Choosing when to have your breast augmentation procedure performed is a very personal decision. There is no single ideal age for breast augmentation, but there may be a certain point in your life when you are most prepared for the procedure. When considering breast augmentation, take the following factors into account:
- Your current lifestyle
- Your current health
- Your financial situation
- Your life plans
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, most women choose to have breast augmentation performed in their 20s and 30s. Women at this age are most often in good health, aware of how others perceive them, and mature enough to make an important decision regarding their appearance.
The question of whether to wait to have children first before Breast Augmentation is a personal one. While changes do occur to the breast during pregnancy, about half of our patients have the augmentation before the first child and are extremely pleased. Breast Augmentation should not interfere with Breast Feeding. Waiting to have surgery after childbirth often makes the individual a better candidate for a ‘Natural Look’ augmentation. It is also important to remember that breast implants do not last forever. You can expect to need additional surgery at some point in the future to either replace your implants or completely remove them.
Other than taking these essential considerations into account, there is no upper age limit for breast augmentation. As long as you are over the age of 18 and in strong metabolic health, breast augmentation can enhance your lifestyle at any age. The FDA recommends 23 years of age for Silicone Breast Augmentation although I do not agree with this.
If you have further questions about breast augmentation, please contact experienced Fort Myers cosmetic surgeon Dr. Manuel Pena today to schedule a consultation. Dr. Peña offers breast augmentation to patients in Fort Myers, Estero, Naples, and Bonita Springs, Florida.