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A 36-year-old member asked:

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

4 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
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.
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
Wait until growth ..: To avoid having to repeat the surgery it is prudent to wait till you have finished developing. Keep your weight normal since extra weight can manifest as a larger breast. If you are talking about a male then it is important to evaluate the patient for hormone abnormalities. If all is normal then male breast reduction can be done as soon as it is a social problem.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Sometimes Teenagers.: Breast reduction surgery is one of the most patient pleasing operations performed, assuming careful patient selection, regardless of the patient's age. Sometimes even teenagers who present with “juvenile breast hypertrophy” benefit from this operation for both physical and psychosocial “reasons”. Of course, patients at this age should understand that additional surgery may be necessary...
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
teens: Puberty is usually the earliest stage at which breast reduction may be performed. The patient must be psychologically prepared for the changes that can occur. In certain conditions such as juvenile breast hypertrophy which occurs with the onset of puberty, extremely large breasts develop which can be psychologically and physically detrimental to the patient. Consult a board certified plastic sg.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

How old do you have to be for breast surgery?

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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.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Can 15 year old girls get breast surgery?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Why surgery needed?: Anybody can get surgery. The question is -why? Is that needed medically? If it is medically necessary- i support that. However, if it is only for cosmetic purpose- breast enlargement etc- I do not think that a 15 year old girl will need any breast cosmetic surgery. . They will need to get more education, knowledge, moral education etc- to prepare them for the future -not cosmetic surgery.

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