Is there an age limit to undergo a breast lift? Introduction If your breasts have become saggy, loose, and hanging, you may be a good candidate for breast lift surgery. However, you should undergo the surgery only as a last option, and only if the aesthetic appearance of your breasts is negatively affecting your quality of life. Before giving you a green signal for the breast lift procedure, your plastic surgeon will take a number of things into consideration. This will include your age. In order to undergo the breast lift procedure, you must be aged 18 years or above. Since breast lift is a treatment for saggy breasts, it is only natural that your breasts will most likely start to sag when you are in your 30s or 40s. This means that most women with saggy breasts will qualify for the procedure, given they also meet other eligibility criteria for the surgery. Age and skin sagginess When it comes to the age limit placed over breast lift surgery, it doesn’t make much difference because in more than 99 percent of cases, patients experience breast sagginess when they are in their 20s and above. Since the minimum age required to undergo breast lift is 18 years, it means almost all patients considering the procedure may qualify for it. It is important to analyze the breast lift surgery in light of age. As you age, your skin starts to sag because its natural elasticity decreases. This doesn’t happen before 18. There is no doubt that women aged below 18 years have perky, lifted, tighter, and aesthetically appealing breasts. The problem starts as the patient ages. Other factors that can make age-induced breast sagginess worse include pregnancy, gravity, weight changes, and nursing. It is only natural and logical to state that women experience pregnancy after 18 years of age. Moreover, it takes multiple pregnancies to induce sagginess in the breasts. This also allows us to conclude that women aged below 18 will not require a breast lift. Gravity is a powerful factor that can combine with aging to gradually take a toll on the shape and firmness of the breasts. When we look at aging and gravity, both can induce sagginess in the breasts in a gradual process. This can happen when the patient is in her 30s or 40s. The breast sagginess induced by these factors may not be clearly visible initially. The process is slow, so it will take the patient time to realize that her breasts have become saggy. Massive weight loss is a powerful factor as it can lead to abrupt breast sagginess. If you are aged below 18 years and have experienced breast sagginess due to weight loss, you will be required to wait until you are 18 years of age to undergo the breast lift surgery. If you have smaller breasts but a large body, weight loss may not result in drastic breast sagginess. However, your breasts will be subtly affected, with the nipples pointing slightly downward. Women with large breasts are more at risk of breast sagginess. If your breasts are overly large and you are aged below 18 years, there is some risk that your breasts may sag. This is particularly possible if you have a genetic predisposition to breast sagginess. However, this condition occurs very rarely. In case it happens, you will be required to wait until you are 18 years to seek breast lift. This is important because by 18 years of age, your breasts will reach their full size and capacity and stabilize. Why age limit is important for breast lift This is a very common but important question. Many patients wonder why they are required to wait until 18 years of age to seek plastic surgery, particularly surgeries like the breast lift. The human body continues to grow quickly during the teenage years. The body also grows after 18 years of age; however, the growth is massive during the first 18 years. This means that your breasts will also grow along with the other areas of your body. If the breast lift surgery is performed before 18 years of age, the results will be poor. Your body, including your breasts, will continue to grow, which will negatively affect the achieved aesthetic results after the procedure. It is important therefore for the breasts to achieve their maximum possible size and stabilize to qualify for a breast lift. It is also worth noting that the breasts stabilize when a girl reaches 18 years of age. Afterwards, the breasts will not grow as fast. This is one of the reasons why it is important to wait until 18 years of age to qualify for the breast lift procedure. In addition, the breast lift is a major procedure. There are a number of risks and complications associated with the surgery. In order to make an informed and judicious decision about undergoing the procedure, it is important that you should wait until you are 18 years old. Moreover, when you are aged above 18, your pain tolerance level will also increase, which will make the post-surgery recovery period a smooth process. You are also required to be in the best physical and emotional health in order to qualify for the breast lift surgery. Even if you are aged above 18, you will be required to have a good health to undergo a breast lift. Additionally, your goals and expectations need to be realistic and reasonable. Conclusion A breast lift is a major surgery. In order to qualify for the procedure, you must be at least 18 years of age. Since breast sagging occurs when the patient is in her 30s or 40s, it is very rare that patients below 18 years would seek the breast lift surgery. However, it is important to abide by the age limit rule. By 18 years of age, your breasts will fully develop and stabilize. If the surgery if performed before 18 years of age, further development of your breasts will negatively affect the achieved results. Therefore, you should allow enough time to grow, develop, and stabilize before seeking the breast lift surgery.