When thinking about cosmetic surgery, one of the most common questions people have is when is the right time? In actuality, this can very greatly, as there is no set age that can be assigned to a particular cosmetic procedure.
Every individual has their own unique motivation and timing for seeking to make a change to their appearance. Factors that often influence timing include: heredity, pregnancy and weight loss.
For example, consider these two popular procedures:
Breast augmentation. With this procedure, there are two predominant scenarios. Some women in their early 20s have developed minimal breast tissue and desire to have a fuller breasts, while others may have had children and lost breast volume with pregnancy and nursing. Though the average age for augmentation is the mid 30s, this procedure is common from the 20s into the 60s.
Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck). Undoubtedly, the desire to lose the extra fat and loose skin around the mid-section can be a struggle at any age. Despite even the best diet and exercise plans, redundant skin and bulging of the abdomen often persist. This is particularly true for women post- pregnancy and those that have had a significant weight loss.
Additionally, pregnancy frequently leaves woman with weakened and separated muscles that can be restored with this procedure. As pregnancy affects the breasts and abdomen, many women opt to have this procedure in conjunction with a breast augmentation and the Mommy Makeover.
A surgical consultation that is individually tailored to each patient’s circumstances and goals is the best first step in determining the right time.