If you are considering a breast augmentation, you may be wondering if now is the best time to get one, or if it would be better to wait. Generally speaking, the majority of women who undergo breast augmentation are in their 20s or 30s, since this is the age when you are most aware of your body image, and yet mature enough to make such a significant decision.
According to the FDA, you must be 18+ years old to get saline breast implants, and at least 22 years old to receive silicone breast implants. The FDA established these standards because it is important that your breasts reach maturity before you undergo augmentation.
If you are planning to become pregnant in the near future, it is best to wait until you are finished having children before undergoing breast augmentation. Pregnancy can affect the size and volume of your breasts, potentially impacting the results of an augmentation. Apart from this consideration, there really is no upper age limit to breast augmentation. More and more women in their 50s and beyond choose breast surgery to enhance their image. As long as you are in strong health and have no major medical conditions that would interfere with healing, breast augmentation can help you rejuvenate your appearance well into your senior years.
For more information about breast augmentation candidacy, please contact Dean Kleto, M.D. today or call 865-524-2442 to schedule your initial consultation. We serve patients throughout the Knoxville, Sevierville, and Knox County areas of Tennessee.