The average age of a woman having a breast augmentation in my practice is 34, with a range of 18 – 71. Traditionally, most women are in their twenties and thirties, but I have noticed a growing number of women having breast augmentations in their forties and fifties.
Undoubtedly, many teenage girls would like to have a breast augmentation, and there is no denying the social pressures. Ours is a society in which, in 1994, Pamela Lee Anderson was the most recognized Canadian in the world, and not because of her acting prowess. Most eighteen year-olds do not have a breast augmentation because they cannot afford it (and their parents find it less important than a college education), and perhaps that is not a bad thing for the time being, until they are sufficiently mature, physically and emotionally.