For many women, the decision to undergo breast augmentation is a long and deliberate one, filled with plenty of research and weighing out the pros and cons. But for others, they don’t need to research the procedure to know that they want it. Some women may even know they want breast augmentation in their late teens or early twenties.
This brings up an important question: Is there an ideal age for breast augmentation? What’s the minimum age you need to be to undergo this procedure?
As it turns out, there’s no “ideal” age; your candidacy will depend more on your health and your stage of life. Your plastic surgeon will work with you to help determine if you’re a good candidate based on the following criteria:
If you’re a healthy person who doesn’t smoke
If you’ve finished breastfeeding for at least six months
If you have realistic expectations for your procedure
If you are unhappy with the size of your chest or want to address any symmetrical issues associated with your breasts
As for a minimum age, it’s important to understand manufacturer restrictions surrounding the types of implants that are used and who they can be used on. For siliconebreast implants, it’s recommended that patients be 22 years of age or older; for saline breast implants, they can be used on women aged 18 and older. Patients interested in breast augmentation should also be non-smokers. The right type of breast implant for your augmentation procedure will be determined during your consultation with your plastic surgeon.
Want to find out if you’re a good candidate for a breast augmentation procedure? Schedule a breast augmentation consultation at El Paso Cosmetic Surgery in El Paso, TX today! Call 915-351-1116 today.
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Dr. Sozer managed to give me back the self-image that I had after a botched abdominal surgery that had left me with craters and scars. His talent and artistry took me from a condition where I was embarrassed to remove my shirt, to the best I have ever looked. In fact, I went back shortly after for a procedure on my chest, which completed the look I have always wanted! I will always go back to El Paso Cosmetic Surgery for any future aesthetic procedure.
My experience with Dr. Sozer was great throughout the whole process. During my initial consultation, he explained my pre-op and post-op procedures in great detail. I particularly enjoyed the high tech imaging where I was able to see the type of outcome I would achieve with my surgery. I work in the health care industry and was really pleased with the level of service his staff provided. . At this point, I am currently at week 7 post-op, my recovery has been quicker than expected and I can perform normal activities with some caution.
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