Breast augmentation procedures are incredibly popular among women of all ages. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, doctors performed more than 279,000 breast augmentations in 2015, including more than 99,000 breast lifts.


Women as young as 18 can undergo a breast augmentation procedure, but the U.S. Food & Drug Administration imposes some restrictions regarding the procedure for women who are younger than 22. If you are considering getting breast implants in Palm Harbor and you would like to discuss your options, turn to Fountain of Youth Plastic Surgery. Call 800-781-0818 to schedule a free consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon.

At What Age Should I Consider Getting Breast Implants?

If you are considering getting breast implants, the “why” is just as important as the “when.” For example, if you want to get implants to restore the perky breasts you had before having children, you can have implants even if you choose to have more children.  You may  need a lift later but you can restore perkiness.

The FDA has approved saline implants for women who are at least 18 years old and silicone implants for women who are at least 22 years old. The FDA has also approved the use of silicone implants in women of any age for breast reconstruction purposes.

Breast Augmentation in Your 20s

Many women opt to undergo breast augmentation when they are in their 20s. Before underdoing the procedure at this age, though, there are a few considerations to keep in mind.

Pregnancy and nursing can change the size and shape of your breasts. If you are unhappy with other aspects of your body after labor and delivery, you may consider undergoing an entire mommy makeover, which might include a breast augmentation or lift. Getting multiple procedures at once will reduce recovery time and help you achieve a shapely figure faster.

Breast Augmentation in Your 30s

Women in their 30s are often the perfect candidates for breast augmentation surgery. They are usually done having children, and their breasts are finished developing. Women in their 30s also tend to be more mature and self-assured, which means they will not regret their decision to alter their body in a permanent way.

Women in their 40s and 50s are also eligible candidates for breast augmentation, as long as they are in good health. It is important to remember that getting implants is an invasive medical procedure, and complications can arise. The healthier you are going into the procedure, the lower the risk of complications.

If you are considering breast augmentation in Palm Harbor, turn to Dr. C. Randall Harrell, M.D. to discuss your options. Call 800-781-0818 to schedule a free consultation.