Am I Too Old for Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is often thought of as a procedure for women in their 20s and 30s. However, it’s never too late to achieve your cosmetic goals with breast implants. Breast augmentation can increase your natural bust size — or replace lost volume due to things like pregnancy, age, and weight changes — for a fuller look that you’re sure to love.

Breast Augmentation Age Breakdown

There’s no upper age limit for breast augmentation. If you’re interested in the procedure and are generally healthy, there’s a good chance that you’re an ideal candidate.

Many women get breast augmentation later in life. If you don’t believe it, consider a statistic from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, which states that women aged 40-69 accounted for 35% of all breast augmentation procedures in America in 2020. You’re in good company!

If you’re curious, here’s a complete breakdown of breast augmentation by age:

  • Age 13-19: 3,233*
  • Age 20-29: 52,695*
  • Age 30-39: 67,966*
  • Age 40-49: 53,592*
  • Age 50-69: 13,304*
  • Age 70+: 1,612*

*Procedures performed in America in 2020 by ASPS Member Surgeons.

Special Considerations for Women Over 40

The same rules apply to women of all ages who want breast augmentation. However, if you’re considering the procedure after age 40, you’ll need to think about a few more things, such as:

  • Mammograms: Having implants won’t prevent you from getting a mammogram or breast cancer screening. However, you may need to get additional X-rays or different X-ray views for radiologists to examine. Be open about your implants with your technician.
  • Breast sagging: Don’t be surprised to hear our surgeon suggest a breast lift. It might be a necessary addition to your breast augmentation procedure based on your goals. Implants alone will not correct breast drooping or significantly elevate breast position.

Schedule a Consultation in Knoxville

If you’re considering breast augmentation, talk to board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Dean Kleto about whether it’s a good choice for you. Call 865-524-2442 to book a consultation in Knoxville.


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