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Is There a “Best Age” To Have a Breast Augmentation?

You’ve always wanted to have a breast augmentation, but there was always a reason why you were too busy to undergo the procedure.  Maybe you started raising children, or you just didn’t feel like the time was right to undergo a major surgery.  No matter what your reasons, you’re finding yourself wondering if there’s a “best age” to have a breast augmentation – and if there are any health risks associated with older patients who undergo this procedure.

The “Best Age” To Have a Breast Augmentation

There is no “best age” associated with undergoing a breast augmentation; rather, it’s all about understanding the health risks associated with each particular age group.  For example, it’s not recommended that women under the age of 18 undergo a breast augmentation procedure, as their breasts are still developing (some plastic surgeons won’t perform the procedure on someone younger than 22).

The most common ages when breast augmentation procedures are performed are between the ages of 18 and 50.  As patients get older, plastic surgeons start paying attention to more health signals.  For example, patients with heart conditions and high blood pressure are not typically good candidates for a breast augmentation procedure.  Women over the age of 50 should make sure they’re in great health before undergoing the breast augmentation procedure, as undergoing a major surgery at an older age carries a greater number of possible complications and risks.

If you’re in great health and understand the risks associated with a breast augmentation procedure, you may already be a great candidate.  It’s important to schedule a consultation with your plastic surgeon to learn more about undergoing surgery at any age. Contact us today to schedule your breast augmentation consultation at 865-671-3888 today!