What is the Best Age for Breast Augmentation?

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) adopted a policy in 2004 in line with the FDA approval of using saline filled breast implants for women aged 18 years and older. The guidelines further suggest that you be 21 years of age to receive silicone implants. Dr. Paul Angelchik is among the most ethical plastic surgeons. His patients’ testimonials confirm that he makes sure that the implants are the best size for his patients and maintains standards to safeguard other aspects of his patients’ health and well being.

While only 4% of all cosmetic surgical procedures are performed on people 18 years old and younger, the ASPS emphasizes that the breast augmentation patient be mature enough to make an informed decision and is able to handle the emotional and physical aspects of surgery. Physical maturity and complete breast development are essential because if breasts continue to develop after augmentation, the final appearance of the breasts will be affected.

A factor to consider when contemplating breast augmentation is whether you want to have more children as pregnancy and nursing can alter the shape of your breasts. Depending upon genetics, weight stability, health, diet, skin care and other factors, some women may develop ptosis, or sagging breasts as early as their 20s, and others later in life.

Please contact Phoenix cosmetic surgeon Dr. Paul Angelchik to schedule a personal consultation.

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