Patients who wish to have breast surgery for augmentation should be aware that their breasts continue to develop until they are 21 or even 24 years of age, so it is advisable to wait until this age to consider breast augmentation with an implant.
Breast implants are prostheses that we use in Cosmetic Breast Surgery. These implants can be silicone or saline, round or anatomically shaped. Whatever the breast prosthesis that is finally chosen the goal of the intervention would be to achieve a beautiful and natural breast.
Breast Augmentation in Minors
The current reality is that a woman can have breast surgery if she wants it from the age of 18. Even earlier if there is parental consent and good cause. For example, in cases where a minor has many complexes and may suffer psychological problems due to defects, malformations, mastectomies or asymmetries of her breasts.
There are selected cases where a Plastic Surgeon can perform surgery on a minor if he deems it convenient and the result may be satisfactory to the patient. The same occurs in other types of interventions, such as otoplasty or ear surgery in children who suffer from bullying or a large complex and do not want to wait until they are of legal age.
Breast surgery at puberty
During puberty, a woman experiences the effects of hormonal fluctuations on the development of her breasts. The breasts can also be altered by the use of contraceptive methods that act on the female hormonal system. Female puberty is between 12 and 19 years old on average, but as we have mentioned the natural development of the breasts can be prolonged for a few more years.
In any case, the patient should know that before proceeding with the breast augmentation procedure, it is the Plastic Surgeon who should evaluate the case and offer the best possible solution for each situation. It should also be borne in mind that for the physician it may be a question of ethics. So even under the circumstances you may not want to perform the operation.
If you are interested in having breast surgery, but are not sure if your age is the right time to do so, do not hesitate to contact us by calling 638 602 462. You can make an appointment in Malaga, Marbella or Granada with Dr. Martinez Gutierrez, specialist in Reconstructive and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.