Strictly speaking, there is no universal best age for breast augmentation, although you must be at least 18 years old for saline breast implants, and at least 22 years old for silicone implants. Apart from these basic qualifications, the best age for you to receive breast augmentation will depend on your own lifestyle, future plans, and cosmetic goals.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), most women decide to have breast augmentation in their twenties (30%) and thirties (35%), so these age ranges could be considered the ideal ages for breast augmentation. Many women decide to get breast implants in their 20s because they have never been satisfied with the size or shape of their bustline, and want to look and feel their best. Other women may be satisfied with the original size of their breasts, but discouraged by changes that occur with pregnancy and age. Sagging and lost volume drive many middle-aged women to undergo breast augmentation to restore a more youthful appearance.
If you are planning on becoming pregnant in the near future, it may be best to wait until after you are finished having children before obtaining breast implants, since pregnancy may affect your results. On the other hand, if you have no immediate plans to have children, a breast augmentation can help you maximize your self-image and confidence for many years to come.
If you are considering breast augmentation and have further questions, 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.