Back to Blog

When is the Best Age to Get Cosmetic Surgery?


September 27, 2018

While we would love to give you a definitive answer, the truth is: there isn’t one perfect age for everyone to get cosmetic surgery. What matters, often times more so than age, is that your motives for surgery are correct, you can afford it, and that you’ve been considering getting this surgery for some time.

So although there’s no one age that’s best to get cosmetic surgery, there are ages in which certain surgeries are most popular.

Most Popular Surgeries by Age

Age 13 – 19

In 2016, more than 30,000 rhinoplasties (“nose jobs”) were performed on teenage patients, making it the most popular surgery for this age group.  

But, it’s important to remember that most people’s bodies don’t finish growing until their early 20s — that’s why we suggest patients wait until their body has fully developed before undergoing cosmetic surgery.

Age 20 – 29

Because a woman’s breasts tend to reach full maturity by her early 20s, this is the time most women realize their breasts will not get any larger or rounder, and decide to undergo a breast augmentation. In 2016, more than 80,000 breast augmentation procedures were performed on women aged 20 – 29.

Age 30 – 39

In addition to breast augmentation, which remains popular among women in their 30s as well, body contouring has become the second most in-demand surgery. Factors like a slowing metabolism and childbirth contribute to many women’s desire for liposuction and/or a tummy tuck.

Age 40 – 49

At this age, both men and women tend to focus more on improving the look of their face. Because of this, eyelid surgery is a popular choice for those looking to make minor enhancements.

Age 50+

This is typically when we see patients willing to take slightly more drastic measures to conceal or diminish the look of wrinkles and sagging skin. It’s at this age that people begin considering full facelifts, as well as eyelid surgery and neck lifts.

For more information on all things cosmetic surgery, give Wall Street Cosmetic Surgery a call at (212) 344-0496 or visit us online!


Top NYC and Long Island Cosmetic Surgeon

635 Madison Ave, 4th Floor, NY NY 10022
118 Glen Cove Road, Roslyn Heights, NY 11577

Call 212-344-0496 for your free consultation!

Recent News

Gynecomastia and Bodybuilding: Myth vs. Reality

Does Gynecomastia Go Away On Its Own?

Gynecomastia in Aging Men: Understanding Hormonal Changes

How Do I Know If I Have Gynecomastia?

Debunking Myths About Gynecomastia

Follow us on social media!