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What is the Best Age for Breast Augmentation?

The decision to have breast augmentation is a big one and should not be approached lightly. However, there is no best age for breast augmentation.
ATLANTA, GA, February 02, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The decision to have breast augmentation is a big one and should not be approached lightly. However, there is no best age for breast augmentation. Rather, there is a best age for your breast augmentation. This will depend on factors that will need to be discussed with your board-certified* plastic surgeon. Working closely with an experience plastic surgeon, you can determine when the best time to have this procedure will be.
Too Young
If you are between the ages of 18 and 21, your breast enlargement options will be limited. Between these ages, you can only have saline breast implants placed. Saline breast implants can be placed above or below the muscles in your chest but are filled after they have been placed. This will allow your surgeon to minimize surgical and recovery time by making a smaller incision for placement. Saline implants are approved by the FDA for all women over the age of 18, but will not produce the same natural look and feel offered by silicone implants. If this is an important factor to you, you will want to wait until you are 22 to have breast augmentation surgery.
Most Common Age
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons**, 30 percent of breast augmentation procedures are performed on women between the ages of 20 and 29. Thirty-five percent of breast augmentations are performed on women between the ages of 30 and 39. This is a clear indication that many women choose to wait until they are a bit older to have this surgery performed. This may have to do with a matured view of their own bodies as well as how they are perceived by others.
These ages also fall in line with the ages many women have children. Breast augmentation is often combined with other plastic surgery procedures postpartum to help restore a mother's body to its most attractive state. Like all plastic surgery procedures, this is a decision that is best made between you and an experienced, board-certified* plastic surgeon.
The only time it is best to have breast augmentation is when you decide it is. You have a right to look and feel confident and attractive. When you determine breast augmentation can help you reach those goals, contact a plastic surgeon and let the process begin.
If you would like more information on breast augmentation in Atlanta, Marietta, or Woodstock, Georgia, please visit the website of Marietta Plastic Surgery at http://www.mariettaplasticsurgery.com.
* = Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
** = Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery
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