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What Is the Best Age for Breast Augmentation?

rps-ba-image While breast augmentation is most popular with women in their 20s and 30s, our team of St. Peters plastic surgeons, have found that women of all ages are interested in enhancing their bust line at Renaissance Plastic Surgery. With the addition of an implant, breast augmentation can perfect the size, shape, and symmetry of a woman’s breast at any age. When it comes to breast augmentation, there is no right age—just an age that is right for you.

Women Get Breast Augmentation at All Ages

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, breast augmentation was most popular with young women between the ages of 19 and 34, and accounted for nearly half of all the women who underwent breast augmentation in 2015. Not far behind, women between the ages of 35 and 50 accounted for 38.7 percent. Nearing 11 percent were women between 51 and 64 years of age. The remaining two percent was split evenly between women 18 and under and those over 65.

Health (Not Age) Is the Most Important Factor

As long as a woman is in good health, they tend to do very well with breast enhancement surgery. To be a candidate for breast augmentation at our St. Louis area practice, you will need to be:
  • Over the age of 18 (22 for silicone breast implants)
  • Have realistic expectations about what can breast augmentation can achieve
  • Prepared and willing to follow pre and postoperative care instructions
  • Able to make the financial commitment
With breast augmentation (and all other cosmetic procedures) there is no upper age limit as long as you are healthy and can support the changes to your body.

What Women Want from Their Breast Augmentation Changes Over Time

While women of all ages want to improve their figure, what women want from their breast augmentation changes as they get older. Whereas women in their 20s and 30s want to increase the size, fullness, and projection of their breasts, women in their 40s and beyond hope to lift and restore the size, shape, and position. Women over 40 often couple their augmentation with a breast lift. Designed to lift and support weakened breast tissue, a breast lift with augmentation gives your surgeon the ability to fully rejuvenate your breasts. We have had great success with breast augmentation for women of all ages at Renaissance Plastic Surgery! The best age for breast augmentation is highly personal and whether or not you are a candidate is something that will be discussed and determined during your consultation at Renaissance Plastic Surgery’s St. Peters practice.

(*)Disclaimer: Results are not guaranteed, may not be permanent, and can vary per individual. Some images are of models, not actual patients. Schedule a personalized consultation with our doctor to learn more.