Is There an Optimal Age to Get Breast Implants?

There are many reasons a woman may opt for breast enhancement procedures. A breast augmentation can increase the size, fullness, and shape of the breast making a woman more confident in her own skin. Dr. Tenley K. Lawton has helped women of all ages improve their physical appearance through breast enhancement surgeries. So, what’s the best age for an optimal outcome?

Essentially any woman over the age of 18 could be a candidate for the procedure. While saline implants are FDA-approved for women who are 18+, silicone implants are indicated for women 22-years of age or older. That’s because a woman’s body continues to mature into the mid-twenties and the breasts may continue to increase in size on their own.

Your age isn’t the only determining factor whether you’re ready for breast enhancement. Many women choose to get a breast augmentation between the ages of 25 and 65. That being said, there is no “best” age to get breast implants.

What to Consider Before Getting Implants

Rather than focusing solely on age, it’s more important to focus on your physical and emotional health. The ideal candidate for breast augmentation surgery should be in good general health with realistic expectations for the procedure. Non-smokers typically respond the best to surgical procedures of all types.

If you’re in good health and are unhappy with any of the following, you may be a good fit for breast implants.

  • You have breasts that are naturally small.
  • Your breasts are noticeably asymmetrical.
  • You would like to restore lost volume after pregnancy, weight loss, or aging.

Let’s take a closer look at a few other factors that may help determine your candidacy for breast enhancement procedures.

You Have Time for Recovery

Before committing to surgery, you’ll want to make sure you have adequate time to heal properly. If work or school are going to get in the way of your recovery, it might not be the right time for breast implants. Pushing  yourself too hard too soon can prolong the healing process and increase your risk for additional scarring.

You’re Done Family Planning

Pregnancy and breastfeeding can have a negative impact on the outcome of your procedure. To prevent the need for future surgeries after childbearing, it’s a good idea to wait until your family planning stage is over before getting implants.

Are Breast Implants Right for You?

Breast implants are a surgical procedure that takes careful planning and forethought. Some patients may be better suited for a one-time procedure such as a breast lift to improve the shape and appearance of their breasts. That’s why it’s essential to opt for a board-certified surgeon with expertise in breast anatomy.

Breast Implants Consultations Available

Dr. Tenley K. Lawton is a board-certified surgeon and breast enhancement specialist who has helped thousands of women get the contours they want through surgery. During your in-person consult, she’ll speak with you about your concerns and draft a treatment plan to help you reach your end-goals.

Take the Next Step

Would you like to learn more about Breast Implants? Fill out the “Request a Consultation” form on this page or call Tenley K. Lawton M.D. at (949) 835-4617 to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tenley Lawton serving Newport Beach and the greater Orange County, CA area.

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