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4 Doctor Answers | Asked by dixiedolittle
Typically, 18 is the youngest at which I will offer breast augmentation. There may be an upper age limit, but this would have more to do with the health status of the patient than the age. Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA
I am not sure if you are asking about ages on the low or high range. On the low end, 18 years is a common threshold for getting implants, and for silicone gel the minimum age is 22. At the upper end, health, not any number of years, is the determining factor. Elective cosmetic surgery of many types is commonly done in healthy patients well into their 80ies and sometimes beyond. The best answer to your specific questions will come in the setting of a consultation...
Hello. The physical health of a patient is much more important than her age. The only regulations to consider would be that the FDA recommends that patients be at least eighteen years old for saline implants and at least 21 years old for silicone implants. As far as being too old, as I said before a patient’s physical health is much more important than her age. There is no specific age that is considered “too old”. Jaime Perez, MD Breast Implant Specialist Plastic Surgery...
With regard to age requirements and breast implants, the FDA has approved the use of silicone breast implants in patients over the age of 22. There are no specific age requirements regarding saline breast implants. With regard to upper age limits, one's overall health, rather than absolute age, is a better determinant as to whether a patient is a good candidate for breast augmentation. Best wishes.