Is There an Age Limit on Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation remains the most popular cosmetic surgery performed each year. Although there are a lot of good reasons to consider this option, it’s common to wonder if it’s the best option for you at your stage in life. It’s never too late to want to feel more confident in your body, but your plastic surgeon can give you the best idea of what’s best for your age and expectations. When it comes to breast augmentation, it’s important to meet the following requirements in line with the FDA’s restrictions on implants:
• Patients must be at least 18 years of age for saline implants
• Patients must be at least 22 years of age for silicone implants
WHY CONSIDER BREAST AUGMENTATION LATER IN LIFE?
While there are age minimums for breast augmentation, there are no maximum age requirements. Rather than considering age when talking about augmentation later in life, it’s usually better to consider your expectations. It’s not uncommon for your breasts to play a tremendous role in how you view yourself.
Some women considering breast augmentation have experienced a loss in breast volume after childbirth or even as a result of the aging process. In other cases, women consider augmentation because their breasts are disproportionate with the rest of their body. For any of these circumstances, reshaping or restoring the breasts can provide you with a renewed sense of well-being.
Dr. Earle has found it is becoming increasingly common for women to consider breast augmentation after the age of 50. In some cases, patients who have undergone an augmentation previously are now interested in rectifying a loss of volume or drooping that has occurred as a result of the aging process.
Other patients are interested in breast surgery and augmentation as a way to address complications from a previous surgery like capsular contracture. This is where the scar tissue that normally forms around the implants becomes hard and even displaces the implant.
Many other women may never have had breast augmentation in the past, but are interested in improving their physical appearance. Since the average life expectancy has increased and more and more women are living well into their 80s and even 90s, the prospect of looking ahead to many more productive years has encouraged more women to invest in their confidence and their figure.
BENEFITS OF BREAST AUGMENTATION LATER IN LIFE
Breast augmentation comes with one of the highest rates of patient satisfaction, and these benefits only compound as you get older. Breast augmentation can boost your confidence in yourself and your figure, improving your ability to enjoy social situations and achieve your goals. When you look as young as you feel, you can focus on being your best self and enjoying what life has to offer.
SCHEDULE YOUR CONSULTATION
Breast augmentation is an excellent option for enhancing your figure and boosting your confidence. To learn more, schedule a consultation with Dr. Earle and begin planning your ideal augmentation procedure. We invite you to get started by calling our Miami office or filling out our online form.