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Breast Augmentation for Your Age

Women choose to undergo breast augmentation to increase the size or improve the shape of their breasts. Women seeking breast augmentation generally feel that their breasts are naturally small or that they have lost volume following pregnancy, weight loss, or aging. If you are considering breast augmentation surgery, there are plenty of implant options available to help you achieve the aesthetic outcome you desire. However, some breast augmentation choices are better than others depending on your age.

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Why Implant Choice Matters

The type of implant you choose will play a significant role in how natural your results appear. Implant material will affect the feel of the breasts, implant shape will change the slope of the breasts, and implant profile will affect breast projection. These different characteristics of breast implants can work in conjunction with each other to achieve a breast look that best suits your body’s natural frame.

Best Implant for 18 to 21 Year Olds

Women must be at least 18 years old to undergo breast augmentation surgery. However, if you are between 18 and 21 years of age, your only implant option is saline. Silicone implants are FDA approved only for women 22 years or older. In the United Kingdom, however, 18 to 21-year-old females can have a silicone implant. While most women can achieve quality breast augmentation results with saline implants, if you have thin breast tissue, you are more prone to experience implant rippling and visible edging.

Implants for Women 22 to 30 Years Old

Women between 22 and 30 years old can utilise any breast augmentation technique. Physical factors such as tissue thickness and the size of your body’s frame can impact the type of implant that will be best for your breast augmentation. If you desire silicone breast implants, your incisions options may be limited to around the areolas (periareolar) or along the breast crease (inframammary). Women who desire no scarring on the breasts may choose to have saline implants placed endoscopically through an incision in each armpit (transaxillary) or the belly button (transumbilical). It is important to discuss your goals with your surgeon so that he can properly help you choose the best options.

Combination Procedure for Women Over 30

Women over 30 years old are more likely to develop breast sagging. Pregnancy, weight fluctuations, and gravity weaken your breast tissue over time. If you are choosing to get a breast augmentation to restore lost volume and you have moderate to severe breast ptosis (sagging), you should consider combining a breast lift with your augmentation. A breast lift is designed to elevate the breasts and provide support for weakened breast tissue. Choosing to have a breast lift with your augmentation will help prevent future complications such as double-bubble deformity or implants bottoming out.

If you are considering breast augmentation surgery, it is important to have a thorough consultation with your surgeon to carefully detail your wants and desires. Schedule your consultation with Mr. Gwanmesia today. Contact our office at 02074741300 or fill out our online contact form for further information.

Dr Ivo Gwanmesia

Dr Ivo Gwanmesia is one of Harley Street’s most experienced and renowned craniofacial plastic surgeons. With over a decade of professional experience, he has transformed the lives of countless patients from all over the UK & abroad.

Due to his vast and hands-on training in the UK and the US, Dr Ivo now specialises in more than a dozen different aesthetic, craniofacial and transgender procedures. Some of them include face, neck, and brow lifts, upper and lower blepharoplasty, breast reduction & breast uplift as well as facial feminisation surgery, to name a few.

Dr Gwanmesia has also conducted pioneering research, which led to the development of a new technique for the reconstruction of the middle vault of the nose, known as the ‘Fulcrum Spreader Graft’. He was also part of a study comparing the efficacy of the Sheen Spreader Graft and the Fulcrum Spreader Graft. The study has since been published on PubMed and the Journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.