Patient Prospectives: What Age for Breast Implants?

My name is Mikaela.  I’m 18 years old and a recent high school graduate.   Getting breast implant surgery was something I’ve wanted to do since I was about 14 years old.   I talked to my mom a few times when I was maybe 16 or 17.   Initially, I wanted to get the surgery as soon as possible, either the summer before my senior year or during Christmas break.

My mom is a nurse and knew Dr. Bashioum’s medical policy regarding age for surgery.   Dr. Bashioum said he would only do my surgery when I was at least 18 years old.   When I first heard this news, I was definitely disappointed, as I had been hoping to get it done before summer.   Looking back now though, I’m really glad I waited until the summer after high school graduation.   I learned a lot of things about my self and by body that were important about considering cosmetic surgery.   I think waiting until I was 18 was a good recommendation, though.   I’m also happy that I decided to wait, because I actually became more comfortable with myself the way I was.   I felt attractive and learned to love how I looked.   Although, I was still unhappy with my breast shape and surgery would make bra and clothes shopping much easier.   I felt out of proportion.   It was always hard for me to find a bra, because I’m a fairly broad person.   It was difficult to find bras that were big enough around and small enough in the cup size.   Most of all, I felt that getting breast implants would make my body look more proportionate and feminine.

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