Are you a teenager or young adult with very large breasts that get in the way of everything you do? If yes, breast reduction can help ease your distress. But how old do you have to be to get a breast reduction.
How old do you have to be to get a breast reduction?
Breast reduction surgery can be done at any age, but typical candidates are women between the ages of 18 and 30. Doctors generally recommend that patients delay breast reduction until their breasts have finished growing and are fully developed. This is usually by the age of 21.
Adolescents that are experiencing severe back and neck pain, or are unable to participate in certain activities because of their large breasts, often wish to have breast reduction early. When breast reduction is performed before the breasts have quit growing, the patient may need to have a second procedure done later in life. However, teenage candidates for breast reduction must be emotionally mature, and fully understand the potential risks of surgery.
Who is a good candidate for breast reduction?
Women with very large breasts that are making them uncomfortable due to symptoms such as pain in the neck, back, deep grooves in the shoulders, or rashes beneath the breasts, are good candidates for breast reduction.
What’s involved in breast reduction surgery?
Breast reduction surgery gets rid of excess fat and glandular tissue, in order to make the breasts proportionate with the rest of the body. At The Langdon Center they perform a no-scar breast reduction that is virtually painless, and requires very small incisions.
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You can reach them at www.langdoncenter.com or by calling 203-717-9592.