What is the Best Age for Breast Enlargement?

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Determining the right age for breast enlargement is a very personal decision. Exceptional breast enlargement results can be achieved on women of all ages. As a result, there is no one right age for breast enlargement. Instead, you should think about this decision as determining the right age for you.

This page will discuss some of the basic factors to consider when choosing the right age for breast enlargement, but we often find these issues are best handled in person so that we can make a recommendation based on your unique needs and goals. Please call 303-320-5566 today to schedule a confidential consultation with one of our board certified Denver plastic surgeons.

Most Common Age for Breast Enlargement

While you can achieve excellent breast enlargement results well into your 50s and 60s, there are certain minimum age requirements established by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Saline breast implants are approved by the FDA for use with women ages 18 and older, and silicone breast implants are approved by the FDA for use with women ages 22 and older.

In general, most women choose to undergo breast enlargement in their 20s or 30s. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), approximately 30% of breast enlargement procedures are performed on women in their 20s, while roughly 35% are performed on women in their 30s.

Factors to Consider when Choosing to the Best Age for Breast Enlargement

Some of the most important factors to consider when determining the best age for your breast enlargement include:

  • Physical maturity
  • Emotional maturity
  • Future pregnancy plans

Physical and Emotional Maturity

It is important to wait until your breasts have finished maturing before undergoing breast enlargement. This occurs at different times for everyone. For some women, their breasts may be finished developing by the age of 18. For others, their breasts may continue maturing into their early 20s.

By waiting until your breasts reach full maturity, your procedure can more accurately achieve your desired breast size and shape. In some instances, you may decide that the aesthetic issues which bothered you as a teenager and young adult disappear once your breasts are fully developed.

Emotional maturity is often more difficult to gauge than physical maturity. Just as with physical maturity, emotional maturity develops at a different age for everyone. Think about the decisions you have made in recent years. Do you have a good track record of being happy with your decisions after making them or do you tend to regret these decisions? Your answer to this question will help you determine if you are emotionally ready for breast enlargement.

Future Pregnancy Plans

You should also consider future family plans when determining whether to undergo breast enlargement. While breast enlargement will not have an impact on your ability to become pregnant or breastfeed down the road, future pregnancies may adversely impact your breast enlargement results. If you are planning on having children in the near future, you may want to wait a few years before moving forward with your procedure.

Please contact Grossman Plastic Surgery today to schedule a breast enlargement consultation with one of our board certified plastic surgeons. We serve patients in Denver and Littleton, Colorado.