What is the Best Age for Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation patients are various ages, from young women in their 20s to women age 40 and older. There is no right or wrong age for breast surgery. You must speak to an experienced plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Joel Beck, to discuss your unique situation, including whether breast enlargement can achieve the goals you have for your body.

Some of the factors that can influence whether it’s the right time in your life for breast augmentation are:

  • Physical maturity: Your breasts must be fully developed for breast augmentation to be successful. The FDA has approved saline implants for women age 18 and older, and silicone breast implants for women age 22 and older.
  • Emotional maturity: You should have the emotional maturity to understand and accept the risks of this surgery, and to have realistic expectations of what the procedure can achieve. You should be making this decision for yourself, and not to please someone else or fulfill someone else’s expectations.
  • Financial preparedness: Breast augmentation is an investment in your body, and you must be prepared to plan for how you will meet the expense of the procedure.

If you think you are ready for breast augmentation, our plastic surgeon can discuss all the various factors you should consider as part of moving forward with the procedure.

If you live in or around San Jose, San Mateo or San Francisco and are interested in breast augmentation surgery, please contact Bay Area Aesthetic Surgery to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joel Beck.


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