What is the Optimal Age for Breast Augmentation?

Plastic Surgeon Serving Indianapolis, Indiana


Each year, more than 300,000 women in the United States who are just like our patients at Renaissance Plastic Surgery in Indianapolis, Indiana, choose breast augmentation to enhance their appearance and improve their self-confidence.

If you are considering silicone or saline implants, perhaps you’re wondering when the best time is to undergo an augmentation?

Choosing breast augmentation is less about age than it is about attitude, and women of all ages turn to cosmetic surgery to improve the way they look and feel.

While the average age for a breast augmentation procedure is 34, women considerably younger and older than that routinely opt for breast treatment.

There are, however, some practical lower and upper age limits. For example, the FDA places age restrictions on breast implants for young women. At present, saline implants may only be given to women over the age of 18, while only women 22 and older can receive silicone implants.

Upper age limits are less defined and more concerned with the health of the patient. Breast augmentation is major surgery and is only performed when the patient is healthy enough to undergo the procedure.

Ultimately, choosing breast augmentation is a decision best made after consulting a doctor. If you’re considering breast augmentation, it pays to get all of the facts and make an informed decision.

To schedule your breast augmentation consultation with Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Joseph Fata at Renaissance Plastic Surgery in Indianapolis, Indiana, please contact our offices online today or call us directly at 317-575-9152.