A 47-year-old member asked:
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how old do you have to be to get breast implants?

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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 exceptions? Perhaps, but i haven't seen any i'd pursue.
Answered on Mar 8, 2016
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 minimum age is 22 per current fda guidelines. It is always best to await until breasts are no longer developing prior to breast augmentation irrespective of age, but minimum age is 18.
Answered on Mar 22, 2013
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 18, consent of you parent or guardian is needed.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
21 years experience Plastic Surgery
agreed. great answer
Mar 24, 2013
Dr. Daniel Careaga
17 years experience Plastic Surgery
18 - 22: 18 for saline, 22 for silicone. Silicone can be placed at a younger age for reconstruction which you might be a candiadte for if you have tuberous breasts or very little breast tissue and your surgeon feels that a saline implant will be a poor result.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
18: Patients who are seeking breast augmentation for aesthetic purposes must be 18 years of age.
Answered on May 4, 2013

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