What is the Best Age for Breast Augmentation?

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons Serving Denver & Lone Tree, Colorado

Posted: September 9, 2013

There are many factors to consider when deciding to have breast augmentation. In addition to your health, current lifestyle, financial situation, and life plans, age is also a factor. While there is a minimum age for breast augmentation set by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there is no one “right age” that is true for every woman. Each woman should think about all of the factors involved and make a decision for herself based on her own unique circumstances.

If you are considering a breast augmentation in the Denver area and you would like to discuss these factors with our experienced plastic surgeons, please contact Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery today or call 303-706-1100 to schedule a personalized consultation.

Deciding on the Right Time for Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is a surgery that is recommended by the FDA for women 18 and older using saline breast implants. If you would like silicone breast implants instead, the minimum age recommended by the FDA is 22. There are many good reasons to wait until your breasts have reached maturity before electing breast augmentation, and you will get better results that last longer if you wait until that time.

The twenties and thirties are the most common ages for women to get breast augmentation surgery. Women in their twenties and thirties are often at a high level of health, and have a strong awareness of their body image, making them good candidates for breast augmentation. In these age groups, women have the maturity to carefully weigh both medical and esthetic aspects of breast augmentation surgery in order to make the best decision. There is no upper limit for age on breast augmentation surgery.

Speak with our experienced Denver plastic surgeons today to decide whether breast augmentation is right for you.