What Age is Considered Too Young for Breast Augmentation?
As cosmetic surgery is gaining popularity, breast augmentation is attracting the attention of women across various age groups. The media’s continued focus on physical beauty and appearance has influenced younger women to place significant importance on their looks. But the right age for any cosmetic procedure, including breast augmentation, commences only after completing 18 years.
While there is no legal age restriction for breast augmentation surgery, the FDA has set a minimum age of 18 for saline implants and 22 for silicone implants for cosmetic augmentation. Also, many surgeons believe that you should wait until your breasts have fully developed before considering breast augmentation, which typically occurs between the ages of 18 and 22.
In addition to the FDA guidelines, there are several other factors to consider when determining the appropriate age for breast augmentation.
Let’s discuss these factors.
1- Physical Maturity
Undergoing breast augmentation surgery is not solely determined by meeting the minimum age requirement. Physical maturity also plays a significant role in determining a woman’s suitability for the procedure. While reaching a particular age might indicate adulthood, it doesn’t guarantee that an individual’s body has reached its full development. Women’s bodies mature at varying rates, making it essential to wait until both the body and breasts have fully developed before considering breast augmentation.
2- Emotional Maturity
Breast reduction surgery is a major surgery that can have a significant impact on a woman’s physical appearance. This can affect a woman’s self-esteem and body image. For example, some women may feel more confident after surgery, while others may feel less confident. Women who are emotionally mature are better able to cope with the emotional changes that can come with breast reduction surgery. They are also more likely to be able to make realistic expectations about the surgery and its outcomes. In some cases, the plastic surgeon in Delhi may advise you to postpone breast augmentation until emotional maturity is reached to ensure a well-rounded and fulfilling outcome.
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3- Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
If you are planning to have children in the future, you should delay breast augmentation until you have completed your family. This is because pregnancy and breastfeeding can cause significant changes in breast size and shape.
During pregnancy, the breasts typically increase in volume, and this can cause the skin to stretch. After pregnancy and breastfeeding, the breasts may shrink in size, leading to a saggy or deflated appearance. Women who have breast augmentation before pregnancy may have a higher risk of needing additional surgery to revise their implants and restore their breasts to their pre-pregnancy state, which could increase the breast augmentation cost.
4- Motivation and Expectations
Clearly define your reasons for considering breast augmentation and have realistic expectations about the outcome. The procedure should be driven by personal desires, not external pressures or unrealistic expectations.
5- Overall Health
Your Overall physical health is crucial for any surgical procedure. Consult with your doctor to ensure you are in good health and can safely undergo breast augmentation. If you are dealing with medical conditions that could increase the risk of complications, your surgeon may suggest you postpone the procedure.
A thorough consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon is essential for younger individuals considering breast augmentation surgery. A skilled surgeon will thoroughly evaluate your physical health, emotional readiness, and motivations and discuss the risks, benefits, and alternatives to breast augmentation. They will also help you establish realistic expectations and guide you.
Dr. Rajat Gupta
MBBS, MS, DNB(Gen. Surg.),
DNB (Plastic Surgery)
Dr. Rajat Gupta is a board certified plastic surgeon in India with 13 years of experience to back his expertise in the domain of aesthetic surgeries.
Having completed his training from Maulana Azad Medical College and equipped with a thorough understanding of aesthetic needs of people, Dr. Gupta strives to offer the best remedies and cosmetic procedures outfitted with the latest technology to the aspirants in India and across the globe. To book an appointment, call: +91-9251711711 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org