What is the Best Age for Breast Augmentation?

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Age is a factor in determining your candidacy for breast augmentation, but it is impossible to determine the best age for your procedure without first meeting with Knoxville breast augmentation surgeon, Dr. Dean Kleto.

If you are unhappy with the size, shape, symmetry, or overall appearance of your breasts in relation to the rest of your body, your current age is very likely the best for breast augmentation. After the age of 18, it is never too early or too late to look and feel your absolute best. Our board-certified plastic surgeon can assess your frame, discuss your options, and help you determine if now is the best time for your procedure.

Considerations Prior to Breast Augmentation

Many women decide to have breast augmentation between the ages of 20 and 40. This is certainly the most popular age range for this procedure, but breast augmentation in older women is far from rare. In fact, many women choose to wait until they have finished having children to help ensure the results of their breast augmentation are long lasting and do not pose any difficulties with breastfeeding.

If you are under the age of 22, your breast implant options will be limited. Your breasts may continue to develop into your mid-20s, resulting in the FDA approving only saline-filled implants for women between the ages of 18 and 22. If Dr. Kleto determines that your breasts have not fully developed, he may suggest you wait for breast augmentation to minimize the need for additional procedures within a few years.

The best breast augmentation candidates should be:

  • In generally good health
  • Nonsmokers
  • Prepared for a surgical procedure
  • Aware of potential risks and complications

If you are a good candidate for breast augmentation, Dr. Kleto will advise you of all of your options and help you determine your best age for this procedure.

If you live in or around Knoxville, Sevierville, or Knox County, Tennessee and are considering breast enhancement, no matter what your age, please contact Dean Kleto, MD to schedule an initial breast augmentation consultation today.

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