Did Kylie Jenner Get Breast Implants?
Kylie Jenner is the youngest sibling of the Kardashian clan and is the recent focus of a social media backlash as she boasts her new, ample assets for display. Did Kylie Jenner get breast implants? After posting recent pictures on her Instagram account where she had a noticeably over-inflated pout, modeling shots have now surfaced showcasing possible breast implants. The internet may not have broken, but there was certainly a heavy response from media sources that couldn’t stop sharing their opinion and interest in the topic of young women, especially teens, and breast implants. It would not be in her genetic nature to shy away from the camera, or hide from the limelight and controversy.
After adamantly denying cosmetic enhancements, both facial and body, before and after shots of the 17- year old left little doubt this is the cause of a natural growth spurt and transformation. Kylie Jenner is one of the most influential personalities leading a new generation of ideals for young girls, raising the question – Is she too young for cosmetic procedures? And if not, has she gone too far?
The dramatic images have sparked an increase among teenage women seeking knowledge of the plastic surgery procedure called “breast augmentation”. Her age is the biggest factor for the negative social media, and many individuals are concerned for the mental and physical maturity of the young women lining up to make these cosmetic improvements, in which Jenner unconsciously seems to be promoting.
Dr. Gordon Kaplan, a top, board-certified plastic surgeon servicing the NYC and NJ area, offers his expertise on breast augmentation, while exploring the most appropriate age for the procedure. Dr. Kaplan, known for his breast augmentations, emphasizes the importance of educating the young cosmetic patient, as the “youthification” of plastic surgery begins to transition to the norm.
It is no secret that many women consider breast augmentation to feel more feminine, garner more attention, and to increase self-esteem as it relates to body habitus. Women seek this resolution starting from when they are teenagers, continuing well into adulthood. However, since individuals are always on a journey of self-improvement, how does one know when it is time to take the next step?
Many patients inquire about the “right age” for breast augmentation. Since it is the most popular of cosmetic surgery enhancements, we encourage women to consider all the facts and realistic expectations. Breast augmentation is an extremely personal and customized experience for each individual. Just as an individual’s reasoning for wanting to undergo the procedure can be personal, so are the variables that determine which treatment, technique, and age is appropriate for that particular patient.
Common reasons for breast augmentation for women between the ages of 18-22 is that they are looking to create a fuller, curvier appearance to boost their self-esteem. Women in their mid-twenties to thirties (generally after a pregnancy or other life changes), begin to notice their breasts are no longer as perky or shapely as they once were. Older woman simply are addressing the issue of gravity that comes with the aging process, as they are searching to maintain their youthful appearance. It is easy to understand the interest in such procedures, but the right age is a very personal determination.
The procedure of breast augmentation has greatly advanced in recent years, from technique to the materials used. It is now more important than ever for women considering breast augmentation to consider certain factors:
These factors include:
- Current lifestyle
- Financial situation
- Family plans
- Work demands
- Life plans
Younger patients typically have a stronger desire to undergo breast augmentation than the older, more experienced plastic surgery patient. However, it is very important for the young cosmetic patient to understand the financial implications of the surgery and how surgical recovery may affect work and family responsibilities. These variables contribute to deciding which procedure is the most appropriate and when the procedure should occur.
Although it is a common request for girls in their teens, as well as early twenties, it is recommended to wait until a female has reached a fully matured state; “Mature” pertaining to her physical development, but more importantly her mental stability. This is a major surgery that can catapult your lifestyle in a way you are not ready to handle. Depending on how subtle or dramatic, you may not realize how this will affect other areas of your life. When you are younger, your body naturally will endure several changes as it matures. It is important not make permanent alterations that can interfere with what will naturally take place. For this reason, FDA has approved saline implants for females over 18 years of age, and silicone implants for those 22 years of age and over.
Breast implants in women whose breasts are not finished growing can lead to sagging and stretch marks. The developing breasts will stretch further because of the implant and may cause excess skin laxity and eventually drooping.
Most plastic surgeons recommend that women wait until they are done having children before considering breast augmentation. The pregnant and nursing woman undergoes significant changes in her breast shape and volume. Breast size and shape fluctuates and those with implants may experience adverse effects. The implant can hinder a woman’s ability to breast feed, adversely affecting the bonding between mother and child.
Once physical maturity has been reached, Dr. Kaplan recommends the patient considering breast augmentation ask herself the following questions:
- Are my breasts fully developed?
- Do I plan on having any children or more children?
- Do I plan on breast-feeding?
- Am I in good health?
- Am I doing this for the right reasons? Good mental stability?
- Are my expectations real?
- Can I afford this?
- Is this the right time in my life?
- Can I take off work or have any scheduling issues that may interfere with my recovery?
- Have a consulted with a professional, board-certified, and experienced plastic surgeon?
- Have I learned about all the various options asked all of the appropriate questions concerning the different materials and procedures available?
Dr. Kaplan is available to answer any further questions or concerns you may have about breast augmentation procedures. Request a consultation online or Call 201-786-1977 to discuss your options.
Article By: Jessica Schirripa