Austin Location: Synergy Plastic Surgery
805 East 32nd Street #101
Austin, TX 78705
Phone: (512) 244-1439
Fax: (512) 244-1445

Monday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Tuesday–Thursday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
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Round Rock Location: Synergy Plastic Surgery
7700 Cat Hollow Drive #103
Round Rock, TX 78681
Phone: (512) 244-1444
Fax: (512) 244-1445

Monday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
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Friday: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
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Synergy Plastic Surgery: Mahlon Kerr, MD, FACS

How Young is Too Young for Breast Augmentation?

How Young is Too Young for Breast Augmentation

A recent trend has a growing number of teenagers undergoing plastic surgery procedures. The most popular procedures among teens today are rhinoplasty, breast reduction, and breast augmentation. As a breast augmentation specialist, this trend is of particular interest to me. In fact, I am so frequently asked what the “right” age is for patients considering breast implants that it only seems fitting to expand on the subject. In the case of breast augmentation age is a very important factor in determining if the procedure is right for you.

During a breast augmentation consultation with a younger patient, it is essential that I determine whether or not she has the physical and emotional maturity necessary to undergo an elective cosmetic procedure. It is also important that I know she has a full understanding of the preparation, potential risks, recovery process, and the associated costs that come with surgery. Most importantly, it is imperative that I determine what her motivation for wanting the procedure is. Is she feeling pressured by friends, a boyfriend, or even a parent? Does she have realistic expectations of the outcome? All of these factors can play a role in the patient’s long term well-being and need to be discussed.

So how young is too young for breast augmentation? I say, younger than 18 years old. That being said, 18 is not necessarily the “right” age for the procedure either. It is, however, the minimum age of a breast augmentation patient that I will consult with at my Austin practice. If you or someone you know is considering the procedure and is over 18 years old, schedule a consultation. My staff and I can help guide you through the decision-making process and determine if this is the right time in your life for plastic surgery.

Are you too young for breast implants? One plastic surgeon weighs in.

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Austin: (512) 244-1439
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Austin Location: Synergy Plastic Surgery
805 East 32nd Street #101
Austin, TX 78705
Phone: (512) 244-1439
Fax: (512) 244-1445

Monday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Tuesday–Thursday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
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Round Rock Location: Synergy Plastic Surgery
7700 Cat Hollow Drive #103
Round Rock, TX 78681
Phone: (512) 244-1444
Fax: (512) 244-1445

Monday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Tuesday–Thursday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
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Dr. Mahlon Kerr and Dr. Ross Blagg are highly regarded plastic surgeons who specialize in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery at their offices in Round Rock and Austin, Texas. Dr. Kerr is certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery. Patients travel from throughout the Southwest to have Dr. Kerr or Dr. Blagg perform breast enhancement surgery such as breast augmentation, breast lift, and breast reduction. They also specialize in body contouring procedures, including plastic surgery after weight loss, liposuction, and tummy tucks. In addition, Synergy Med Spa offers a range of nonsurgical cosmetic procedures, including BOTOX® Cosmetic and injectable fillers. Dr. Kerr and Dr. Blagg serve communities surrounding Northern Austin and other cities, including Killeen, Cedar Park, Leander, and Pflugerville.

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