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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Neavin
18 years experience Plastic Surgery
Good question: For purely cosmetic enhancement, i generally would not consider performing a breast augmentation on a females under the age of 18. Could there be exc ... Read More
Dr. Christopher Chung
26 years experience Plastic Surgery
18: In my practice, I do not perform breast augmentation until the patient is at least 18 year of age. If silicone gel implants are desired, then the min ... Read More
Dr. Joseph Mele
31 years experience Plastic Surgery
Reason?: For cosmetic purposes the minimum age is 18 for saline and 22 for silicone breast implants. For reconstruction, there is not age limit, but if under 1 ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Nichter
35 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Breast Aug under age: Under certain conditions such as reconstructive breast surgery to correct asymmetry or deformity, with your parents permission, or if emancipated it m ... Read More
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Dr. Brian Arslanian
13 years experience Plastic Surgery
Nope: The quick answer is no. You would need your parents permission if under the age of 18. There are certain congenital conditions that might be a reaso ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Schierle
17 years experience Plastic Surgery
Breast Augmentation: Breast augmentation is a generally safe, effective, outpatient procedure performed under moderate sedation or general anesthesia. Age only plays a rol ... Read More
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Dr. Barry Handler
31 years experience Plastic Surgery
Age is relative: The decision to get breast implants in a personal one and age is seldom a factor. Before making the decision a woman should be fully informed and gen ... Read More
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Dr. Alex Lechtman
29 years experience Plastic Surgery
NO AGE LIMIT: I've done a first time breast augmentation on a 64 year old and a revision cosmetic augmentation on an 89 year old. They were otherwise healthy with r ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milroy Samuel
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Good question : It all depends on expectations. I have had patients regret staying in the same cup size. You may want to consider c cup.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Kurley
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
Not sure: I am not sure what you mean by "protected".Removal of breast implants is usually only done when there is a problem. So your problem is then solved, bu ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Possibly: Yes. It is possible to alter or affect breast growth. A mature breast size may not yet have been achieved and further growth may occur. Possible damag ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Neavin
18 years experience Plastic Surgery
2 weeks minimum: Under the muscle augmnetation -> take it easy for 1 to 2 weeks. No heavy lifting for a month, but i'd go over all of this with your doc. He/she may ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Reconstructicosmetic: My guess is that there will be a difference that depends on the reason for implants. In any case, regardless of the legal limit, you would want to wai ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Thoughtful Execution: “natural looking breast” will mean different things to different people. Most importantly, select your plastic surgeon carefully. See lots of examples ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes,but why ?: A chest x-ray can be obtained at any time as needed and will be interpreted based on the history of the patient. If you have implants they will change ... Read More

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