One question plastic surgeons get asked a lot is “what is the best age to get breast implants?” While there are definitely times when getting breast implants isn’t the best or most appropriate decision, it’s difficult to point to one exact age that’s the “right” time for everyone.
While there’s no right age for breast implants, women in some age brackets might be better suited for breast augmentation than others.
In 2015, breast augmentation was among the most popular procedures for women between the ages of 30 and 39 and between 40 and 54, according to statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Women over age 55 were much less likely to have the surgery, as were women under age 29. There are a few reasons why women might choose to have breast augmentation between the ages of 30 and 55. Many women are usually settled into their lives by that point and they might have finished having kids and breastfeeding, both of which can change the size and shape of the breasts.
Or, they might have reached the decision not to have kids. Additionally, women between the ages of 30 and 55 are fully physically mature and developed but usually haven’t yet started to face the health conditions common among older women.
They might also be more financially prepared to take on the cost of cosmetic surgery.