How old do you need to be to get silicone breast implants?

22. The asps (american society of plastic surgeons) has adopted a policy consistent with the fda’s approval of saline breast implants for women at least 18 years old and does not recommend purely cosmetic breast augmentation in teens under 18. The fda limits the use of silicone breast implants for women 22 or older. Most plastic surgeons adhere to this policy.
18. I won't perform a cosmetic breast augmentation on anyone under 18 years of age, and try to talk most people into waiting until 20.
Depends on reason. For elective breast augmentation the fda approved ages are 18 for saline and 22-years-old for silicone gel filled breast implants. For reconstructive purposes, or the correction of birth defects, they may be used sooner.
18. Although use of silicone gel implants in a woman age 18-22 is considered "off-label" by the fda, it is not illegal nor inappropriate in an informed patient who chooses this option. Many plastic surgeons who would not hesitate to use Botox "off-label" for crows feet wrinkles (botox is fda approved only for frown line wrinkles) will not use silicone gel implants in women under 22. I do.

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Can I get silicone breast implants at 20 years old?

Yes, but... For primary breast augmentation, silicone implants is an fda off label use for women under 22 years of age. It is not illegal, just not recommended by the fda. Read more...
Yes. Not recommended by fda but can be used for patients ("off label") who would benefit more so from silicone than saline breast implants (very little breast and/or soft tissue coverage). Patients should be educated about the fda issue, MRI recommendations, and breast implant manufacturer warranty issues. Read more...
Off label. This would be an off label use but it can be done. Your doctor should give you this information and document it. You should acknowledge that you have been given the information by signing the consent form. Read more...
In select patients. If your surgeon feels that a saline implant would not give you a satisfactory result a can silicone implant can be used. Make sure to ask about warranty, need for implant exchange at 10 years and the need for an mri. Read more...

In north dakota can you get silicone breast implants at age 18?

You are at the age. Of consent , it is your decision and it is your body if you can pay for it . You are still growing consult a plastic surgeon , most of the doctors will discourage you at your age . Read more...
Several issues. Why? You are very young and still growing! review the long term risks! and some short term also. One infection, or misplacement can affect you a lot! you are likely considered a medical adult but ask! Read more...
Not Unless. Saline implants are fda approved for augmentation in women 18 years of age and older. Silicone implants are fda approved for augmentation in women age 22 and older. Saline or silicone implants may be recommended at a younger age if used for reconstruction purposes. Read more...
Yes. You can have surgery at the age of legal consent which is 18 years old. www.vipplasticsurgery.com/procedures/breast-augmentation/. Read more...

Why is the age requirement for silicone breast implants 22 years old?

NO LOGICAL REASON. Other than administrative bureaucrats making this decision. I have had the same question when 21 years seems to be the age of consent for all other adult behaviors. It appears that the fda wants to give adult women one more year to think about it. There is no logical reason for this arbitrary cutoff. Read more...
Ask the FDA. The is arbitrary and based on an fda decision. Silicone gel does increase the risk over time with breast implants (my opinion/observation, ) but you can go to war as a soldier at the age of eighteen. Read more...
FDA . The fda included that age requirement when silicone implants were brought back into our market. There isn't a lot of data, toy knowledge, to support that age requirement. The concern is that breasts may still be developing until that age. Read more...

I had 650 cc silicone breast implants 6 days ago. The pain seems to get worst everyday it feels like I have 2 hard rocks on top of me is this normal?

Could be. However you need to run this by your surgeon asap because problems may exist. Good luck to you. Read more...
See plastic surgeon. It would be best to see your plastic surgeon. A properly trained and certified ps can guide you best. It is normal to be seen by your surgeon in this time frame anyway. Read more...
No. After surgery you should get better with each day. If you are feeling worse, contact your doctor and make sure you are seen as soon as possible. 650cc implants are very large and it is possible that the skin is just very tight, particularly if the implants are under the muscle. Read more...
Postop swelling. It is normal to have swelling after surgery. If they are under the muscle, then the sensation of tightness is normal and should subside over the next couple of days. However if you are experiencing any bruising around the breast the concern would be for a hematoma. Speak to your plastic surgeon and schedule your follow-up. Read more...