Dr. Luciano of Skinsational in Rhode Island and BostonAm I too old or too young for breast implants? That’s a common question from women who visit our office. The answer to that question – Breast implants are an excellent option for women between the ages of 18 to 50 years old. Ultimately, it is appropriate for almost any age, if a woman feels that is what is best for her.

Women choose to get breast implants for many different reasons. Younger women who have very small breasts often feel uncomfortable in their own skin. You may have a hard time finding clothes that fit nicely, and you want to always look great. Right? If you’ve had children, you may have lost the perk in your breasts after breastfeeding, and sometimes you may have even wound up with ‘’empty milk bags’’. Then, as you start aging, these problems can get even worse. No one wants to look in the mirror and be disappointed in what they see. You want to feel like you’re as beautiful as you can be.

Younger women have a recommended waiting period.

The Food and Drug Administration advises against anyone under the age of 18 to have breast implant surgery. If you are in your twenties, you might consider waiting, as well. It’s recommended that the breasts be fully developed before undergoing this procedure. If they aren’t, it’s hard to be certain you will end up with the look you desire. Getting breast implants too soon can cause stretch marks and sagging because the skin will need to stretch even more as they grow. Your cosmetic surgeon can help you in making this decision and determining if your breasts have reached full development.

Are you age 35 to 50, or older?

Women in between 30 and 50 are usually in good health, are finished having children, and their breasts are fully developed. There are fewer risks that are tied to these factors and make them prime candidates for breast implant surgery.

Over 50? Breast implants can still be a great option for you. It really depends on how healthy you are and your understanding of any risks involved in the surgery. Consult with your plastic surgeon to learn the pros and cons.

Breast implant surgery may be a great option for you. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Luciano today, and take the next step in being the best you, you can be.