What is the Best Age for Breast Augmentation?

Plastic Surgery for New York City (NYC), Manhattan and all of New York (NY)

If you are considering breast augmentation in NY, you need to be 18 or older to have saline breast implants placed, and 22 or older for silicone breast implants. This is to ensure your breasts are fully developed and matured. While there is no universal best age for breast augmentation, you should take a few different factors into account when making your decision:

  • Your overall health
  • Your current lifestyle
  • Your financial situation
  • If/when you are planning to become pregnant

According to statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), 35% of all breast augmentations are performed on women in their 30s, while 30% are performed on women in their 20s. Women at these ages are generally in good health, aware of the impact that breast size can have on their self-confidence and self-image, and mature enough to make such an important decision.

However, many older women are opting to have breast augmentation as well, especially after they are finished having children. As long as you are in good overall health and have approval from your primary physician, there is no upper age limit on breast augmentation. The best way to find out if you are a good candidate for breast implants is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lefkovits.

If you live in New York and have more questions about breast augmentation, please contact Park Plaza Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation with New York City board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. George Lefkovits. You can also reach us by phone at (212) 750-9494.