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How old do you have to be to get breast implants?


I'm 18 years old and really want to get breast implants. I've read online that you have to be at least 18 years old before you can get breast implant surgery but I wanted a for sure answer.


I recommend the age of 18 at the earliest


Thank you for your question.  You must be 22 years old to have silicone gel breast implants according to FDA guidelines.

You can have saline breast implants at age 18.  It is important to make certain that your breast development is complete and that she live in a state where an 18-year-old does not need parental consent.


Clinically, 3 year after your first period or menstruation if it's maintained regularly every month. Legal and local issues is another matter.


Saline breast implants can be placed in most states on patients who are 18 years old.  However silicone gel breast implants cannot be placed for cosmetic reasons until you are 22 years old under most circumstances.  In some special circumstances were a breast reconstruction is required to correct an abnormality Silicone can be used in patients under 22.





For cosmetic reasons we recommend 20 years old as a minimum age. However in case of severe hypotrophy in breast with too little development of breast tissue and in case of abnormality with different volume, so called asymmetry, the surgery can be done before that age. In younger age under 18 years old the surgery is very rare and should be done only with consent of parents. Start with consulting a board certified plastic surgeon to evaluate the possibilities in your case and the timing of the procedure. 

Good luck


Most plastic surgeons follow FDA guidelines and perform breast augmentation after age 18 with saline implants and after age 22 with silicone implants. 


I think 18 years old is the earliest i would suggest and normal saline are the implants that used at your age.

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