When you initially think of breast augmentation, you probably picture a young woman who has decided to enhance her breast profile to improve her appearance and self-confidence. While many women do get implants in their 20s, the truth is that more than half of all breast augmentation patients are over the age of 35. If you wish you had larger breasts but assume you may not be a suitable patient because you are middle aged, renowned plastic surgeons Dr. Wright Jones and Dr. Sabine Lovell explain why you are still likely a great candidate for breast augmentation.
What Are the Age Requirements for Breast Augmentation?
The FDA has put only one age-related restriction on breast augmentation: patients must be at least 18 years old. The reason is not just to guarantee that a woman is mature enough to make this decision, but also to be sure her breasts have fully developed since they can continue to grow throughout puberty.
That means that there is no formal upper age limit. Assuming the woman is in good enough health to safely undergo an elective procedure and she has a sincere desire to enlarge her breasts, she should be a good candidate for breast augmentation.
The Perks of a Later-in-Life Breast Augmentation
Since pregnancy and breastfeeding change the shape, size, and elevation of the breasts, it can make a lot of sense to wait to see how your breasts look after having children before making cosmetic improvements.
You may also find that your body shape changes with age. As your metabolism slows, fat becomes more resistant to diet and exercise efforts. Your breasts may have seemed more proportional in your 20s than they do in your 30s or later.
Another cosmetic concern linked to aging is loose skin, which causes your breasts to droop. Although this issue is best addressed with breast lift rather than breast augmentation, our surgeons can easily combine these procedures for beautiful, youthful, natural-looking results.
Consult with Elite Plastic Surgeons in Atlanta
Satisfaction rates among breast augmentation patients are exceptionally high, no matter the age. If you are in your 30s, 40s, 50s, or beyond and want to transform your breasts, rest assured that you are not too late. As surgeons who specialize in breast procedures, Dr. Jones and Dr. Lovell will make sure you feel comfortable and get the results you have always dreamed of. Request a consultation online or call 404-882-9948.