How Age Affects Breast Implants

Women of varying ages often come into our offices for breast implants in NY and NJ. However, varying ages means varying levels of appropriate bodily conditions. Breast implants might be a safe procedure for one age, but unsafe for another. How do you know when it is the right time to get breast implants or any other procedure for that matter? While everyone reacts differently to the procedures, there are a few ways that age affects the time to get breast implants.


Generally, a woman has to be at least 18 years old in order to receive breast implants in the United States. But just because one is of age, does not necessarily mean that their body is ready. It is best to receive the procedure after one has stopped growing because the implants can, therefore, create anomalies with your breasts changing through the years. Also, you will be able to determine the proper size of the implants once your breasts’ natural growth is complete.


Another concern would be if and/or when you decide to have children. Generally, breast implants don’t hurt a woman’s ability to breastfeed. However, it is best recommended to get implants after a woman is done having kids. After pregnancy, the breasts tend to sag, so typically that means you’ll probably have to get a second procedure to get your breasts back to where you wanted them from the start.


There is typically no limit on when a woman is too old to have breast implants. As long as the woman is in a stable, healthy condition, she is eligible for breast augmentation. Ultimately this means that age is not the major factor as much as your current health is. Here at Gartner Plastic Surgery and Laser Center, our first priority is always what is best for you. Once you discover our services for breast implants in NY or NJ, Dr. Gartner will be able to describe to you all of the effects that breast augmentation will have on your body. The two of you will be able to determine the best procedure that fits your bodily needs.

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