What is the Best Age for Breast Augmentation?

Choosing the right age to undergo breast augmentation is a very personal decision. Women of all ages regularly experience great breast augmentation results. Therefore, the question you should ask yourself is “what is the best age for me?”

There are many factors which should be considered when choosing the right age to undergo breast augmentation, including:

  • Physical maturity
  • Emotional maturity
  • Family plans

Saline breast implants are FDA-approved for all women over the age of 18 and silicone breast implants are approved for women over the age of 22. In most instances, women’s breasts have reached full maturity by these ages. However, some women develop later than others, and it is possible for your breasts to continue developing into your early-to-mid 20s. It is best to wait to undergo breast augmentation until your breasts have reached full maturity. By waiting a few years, you may find that you become happy with the size of your breasts once they fully develop.

It is equally important to wait until you are emotionally mature enough to make an important life-changing decision such as whether to get breast implants. As with physical maturity, emotional maturity comes at a different age for all women.  Think about the important decisions you have made over the past few years. Are you generally happy with these decisions at a later date or do you often find that you regret the decisions you’ve made? If you feel that you are usually happy with the decisions you make a few years later, then you are most likely emotionally mature enough to undergo breast augmentation.

Your future family plans should also be factored into this decision. While breast augmentation will not impact your ability to become pregnant or breastfeed, future pregnancies may adversely impact your breast augmentation results. Make sure you discuss any plans to have children with Dr. Kleto at your initial consultation so that you can make a fully-informed decision about whether this is the right time to undergo the procedure.

Please contact Dr. Dean Kleto today to schedule your initial breast augmentation consultation. Dr. Kleto serves patients in Knoxville, Tennessee.


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