Is There a “Right Age” to Have Breast Augmentation?

Many women who undergo breast augmentation have been planning the procedure for years. Others decide to have the operation due to breast tissue changes following pregnancy or weight loss. Regardless of the motivation, those considering this popular procedure often wonder what is the right age for breast enhancement.

There is no definitive, one-size-fits-all answer. Depending on motive, overall health, and other factors, the ideal age for breast augmentation will vary from person to person. These are specific reasons patients may consider breast augmentation and the typical age ranges in which women seek this life-changing surgery.

Congenital Abnormalities

Some women’s breasts develop irregularly, resulting in an uneven or asymmetrical appearance. Dr. Pugash frequently corrects this problem to address emotional discomfort and restore confidence. In addition, he offers breast augmentation to help physically mature women at any age after their breasts have completely developed. In general, women aged 18 or older may undergo breast augmentation with saline implants, and silicone gel breast augmentation after the age of 22.

Dissatisfaction With Appearance

Many women are dissatisfied with their breasts’ size, shape, or projection. These are the most common motivations for considering breast augmentation. Dr. Pugash can correct asymmetry and enhance breast size.

Women may undergo breast enhancement once they are 18 as long as they are healthy. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average age for women undergoing breast augmentation is 34.

Breast Changes From Having Children

After pregnancy and breastfeeding, a woman’s breasts may be left with undesirable physical changes. After having children, many women find their breasts smaller or sagging because of breastfeeding or weight fluctuation. Breast augmentation is an excellent operation to bring breasts back to their pre-baby state.

While women can undergo this procedure at any age, most of our patients opt to have the surgery in their 30s, or once their childbearing years are behind them. It is entirely up to you to determine if you want a breast enhancement before or after having children.

Breast Changes From Weight Loss

Like pregnancy-related changes, significant weight fluctuation may result in stretched and sagging breasts. Women who lose significant weight and maintain their figure often consider breast augmentation to create a more youthful, feminine appearance. Patients can choose to add a breast lift to elevate breasts and remove excess skin.

Vancouver’s Best Breast Surgeon

If you’d like to learn more about breast augmentation surgery, please contact us online or call our office at (604) 522-5199. Dr. Pugash would be happy to meet with you for a consultation to discuss your cosmetic needs and goals.