What is the Best Age for Breast Augmentation?

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Best Age for Breast Augmentation | plastic surgery MarylandWhen considering plastic surgery in Maryland, safety concerns regarding procedures and doctor qualifications should always come into account.  While no surgical procedure is completely risk-free, our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Michael Chiaramonte has the qualifications and experience to answer all your questions and safely perform your surgery.

Many prospective patients wonder if there is a best age to undergo breast augmentation.

The best time for breast augmentation is really decided by you. However, the FDA requires that a person be 18 years old for saline implants and 22 years old for silicone implants. Once you’ve reached the necessary age, the biggest factors to consider are based on your lifestyle, not your age:

  • Family and life plans
  • Work demands
  • Available time for recovery
  • Financial situation
  • Impact on hobbies and fitness regimen
  • General health

Many women who get breast implants are in their twenties or thirties, often after having reached their family goals and stopped nursing. There is no upper age limit on breast augmentation, and patients in their late sixties and early seventies have been pleased with their results. In fact, according to a recent study by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, older patients who complete cosmetic procedures are no more likely to experience complications than their younger counterparts.

Despite a possibly longer healing process for older patients, if you are healthy enough to undergo the procedure, the benefits of breast augmentation can make a positive impact on your life and confidence.

If you are looking to undergo plastic surgery in Maryland, please contact Bella Cosmetic Surgery by completing the form on this page or by calling (301) 567-6767 today for your free consultation. Dr. Chiaramonte welcomes patients from Washington D.C and Northern Virginia.