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A 38-year-old member asked:

How old do you have to be for breast surgery?

4 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 28 years experience
Old enough: If you are talking plastic surgery, no would recommend waiting until after having all kids you plan to have.
Dr. David Levens
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
It depends : Elective breast surgery is most commonly for lifting, reduction, enlargement or some combination. Typically a woman should be at least 18 years old and both physically and emotionally mature to undergo elective breast surgery. Arrange a consultation with a plastic surgeon to discuss your options.
Dr. Dennis Dass
Plastic Surgery 14 years experience
Adult: Cosmetic breast surgery can be performed after the age of 18, this allows enough time for breast development and for you to make an informed decision. Reconstructive breast surgery can be performed at a younger age. http://www.dassmd.com/breast-enhancements/index.html.
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
No age limit: Although we usually like to wait until the breasts have finished maturing before performing any surgery on them, a small percentage of adolescent girls can have a significant increase in their breast size that can cause neck and back pain. These patients are candidates for a breast reduction.

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How old do you have to be to get breast surgery for down-sizing?

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Dr. Mary Efremov
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
No special age: This surgery is done when the problem is evident, girls as young as 14 have had it done, personal preference is useful here. Discuss with the surgeon.

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