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A 43-year-old member asked:

can a teen with sagging breasts get a breast lift? how is it done?

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Dr. Robert Stroup
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Maybe: It is best to wait to do surgery on the breasts until they have stopped growing/developing. If that is the case, then surgery can be done to lift the breasts. This is commonly done for young patients with what is called "tuberous" breasts.
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Probably tuberous: It may be more likely that you have a component of tuberous (improperly referred to as tubular) breasts and also known as constricted breast deformity. A lift and/or augmentation with implants or your own fat may help to improve the appearance but you will need consent and you will need to consider the potential possibility that you will not be able to nurse. This should be discussed with your md.
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Yes: It's done the same way in a teen as in an adult. The nipple is moved upward to its correct position, and made smaller, if necessary. The lax skin is tightened by one of several different incisional patterns (donut, vertical or anchor), and optionally, an implant can be added if more volume and fullness are desired.
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
Teen breast surgery: It is uncommon for a teen to require breast lift.Please see a board certified plastic surgeon to assess the teen as she may have issues that need reconstruction rather than a cosmetic lift procedure.Our usual practice for teens is to allow them to complete growth and in particular for breasts they are seen twice &need to be aware of possible inability of breast feeding in future.Take time deciding.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Yes, but: Yes, it is possible for teenagers to have breast surgery but ( generally speaking) it is best for patients to have reached physical maturity prior to proceeding. The technique utilized will depend on the patient's specific anatomy (for example, position of her breasts on her chest wall) and her specific/personal goals. Consult with board certified plastic surgeons… Best wishes.

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