Breast lift has given countless women the ability to feel confident and comfortable with their breast appearance. If you are thinking about pursuing breast lift, you may be curious whether there is an ideal age for the procedure. According to Beverly Hills plastic surgeon A.J. Khalil, there is no “right” or “wrong” age at which to consider breast lift. Every prospective candidate has her own unique needs and goals, and age is usually not a determining factor.

Women of All Ages Can Benefit from Breast Lift

Often women seek out breast lift to reposition breasts that have become increasingly flat, saggy or “deflated”-looking as they age. However, the aging process is not the only cause of flat, sagging breasts.

Women may develop breast sagging (i.e., ptosis) earlier in life due to fluctuations in weight caused by diet, pregnancy and breastfeeding. Sometimes lifestyle factors like smoking and sun damage can cause the breasts to prematurely sag. And certain women are simply genetically prone to flat, sagging breasts and are unhappy with their breast position and shape as early as their 20s.

Therefore, you can understand why there is no perfect age to get a breast lift. As long as you are at least 18 years old and meet certain criteria set forth by Dr. Khalil, your age should not rule you out as a prospective candidate for surgery.

Timing Your Breast Lift Correctly

The right time for you to get a breast lift will depend on certain factors. Upon learning more about you, your medical history and your reason for pursuing breast lift, Dr. Khalil can advise you of how to time your surgery.

If your breasts sag after pregnancy and breastfeeding, you should postpone breast lift until you are done having children. You should wait at least six months after you finish breastfeeding to allow your breasts time to stabilize.

If your breasts sag after losing a significant amount of weight, you should delay surgery until you are at or close to your ideal weight. To achieve the best surgical result, you should not plan to gain or lose additional weight after surgery.

If you have sagging breasts due to genetics, you should wait until your breasts have finished developing to pursue breast lift.

Talk to Dr. Khalil about Breast Lift

Dr. Khalili would be happy to meet you, discuss your needs and determine whether you are a suitable candidate for breast lift. To schedule a consultation with him, please contact our Beverly Hills office today.