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How do I know when my breasts are fully mature for a breast augmentation?

Q:

I am 19 years old turning 20 in a couple of months.  How do I know if my breasts are fully mature for a breast augmentation?

A:

Maturity of the Breasts for Augmentation:

At your age, if your breasts have been unchanged for at least 6 months, there is very little likelihood that they will grow more and you could proceed to have breast implants.

R.T. Buchanan, MD

A:

Tiffani,

Thank you for your question. You must be 22 to have the new silicone gel breast implants which are the most popular today.

Personally I do not do breast augmentation on patients under 18 for many reasons. As to when breast growth stops it depends on cessation of puberty, your general level of physical maturity, weight gain, and other factors.

As Dr. Buchanan notes if your breast size has been stable for some time it is unlikely to grow further.

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