There are many things to consider when deciding the best time get implants. We recommend that anyone considering breast augmentation consider their health, finances, life plans, and current lifestyle before making a final decision. Making the decision at the right time can make all the difference. That’s why we suggest that anyone considering breast implants get as much information as possible from a board certified plastic surgeon so that they can make an informed decision.
What is the best time for breast implants?
This is a very common question with a straightforward answer: there is no ideal age for breast implants. According to the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, the most common ages for breast augmentation range from 18 to 50, with a woman’s 20’s or 30’s the most common ages. There is not an age limit for breast augmentation, as long as you are in good health. No matter what age, a board certified plastic surgeon will need to determine if you are healthy enough for breast augmentation.
Should I get Breast Implants Now or Later?
It’s important to remember a few things about breast implants when considering surgery now or later. Most importantly, perhaps, is your personal satisfaction with your appearance. Everyone should be comfortable and confident in their own skin. Electing to get breast augmentation can greatly increase the quality of your life by giving you confidence in your appearance.
You should also consider what you want in the near future. It may be best to wait for breast implants if you are planning on getting pregnant in the very near future. But you do not need to wait until you are done having all your children to get breast implants. There are many women who have breast augmentation surgery before they have any of their children and are thrilled. There are women who have breast augmentation in between pregnancies and express how glad they are that they didn’t wait until later in life to enjoy the benefits they gained from their breast augmentation procedure. There are some women who elect to wait until they are done having all of their children to have breast augmentation in case the natural changes of pregnancy mean that they will need a breast lift in conjunction with their augmentation. Every situation is different, and discussing your desires and concerns with a board certified plastic surgeon could be very helpful. Plastic surgeons do not have a crystal ball and cannot tell you exactly what will happen, but they can give you the benefit of their training and experience.
Lastly, it is important to remember that at some point in the future you’ll need to replace or remove entirely your implants, so taking into consideration the need for future procedures is also very important. Implant manufactures warranty breast implants for about 10 years. Ultimately, deciding to get breast implants is a very personal decision. You have to do what is right for you at the right time in your life. If you’re considering breast augmentation and have questions or concerns, speak with a board certified plastic surgeon.