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Can you get a breast reduction at age 18?

Can you get a breast reduction at age 18?

Yes: If your breast are causing back, neck, and shoulder pain, shoulder grooving, or recurrent rashes then you are a candidate for breast reduction. Keep in mind that if your breasts are not done maturing, they may grow afterwards. ...Read more

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Breast Reduction Surgery (Definition)

Reducing breast tissue mass and elevating the breasts on the chest wall tend to improve or alleviate many of the symptoms associated with disproportionately large breasts. It tends to be one of the most patient pleasing ...Read more


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At what age can you get a breast reduction?

At what age can you get a breast reduction?

Almost All: Breast reduction surgery tends to be one of the most patient pleasing operations plastic surgeons perform. Teenagers who suffer from juvenile breast hypertrophy may be good candidates for the procedure. Otherwise, assuming overall good health, patients of all ages are potentially good candidates. ...Read more

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At what age can you get a breast lift/implants?

At what age can you get a breast lift/implants?

Physically mature: Although age 18 is typically the age of consent there are many other factors that may alter the age for performing surgery and his will include an assessment of your physically maturity, presence of deformity or asymmetry, age at which you may consider nursing, expectations and mental maturity, as well as the extent of the procedure required and many other factors. ...Read more

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How I do increase breast growth naturally without surgery? I'm an a and want to be at least a c. I'm 18.

How I do increase breast growth naturally without surgery? I'm an a and want to be at least a c. I'm 18.

No magic...: There's no reliable way to do this with creams, pills, hormones, or other magic. The only methods that work are augmentation with implants or with fat grafting. ...Read more

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Do i need to be at least 18 to get a breast lift?

Do i need to be at least 18 to get a breast lift?

Teen breast surgery: When considering breast surgery in a young woman, the usual consideration is to wait till the breast has achieved its normal growth i.e. She is at least 1-2 years post-puberty. If the breast is under or over developed then surgery is contemplated. Earlier surgeries are rarely performed and can be e.g. for release of significant chest scars to allow the breast buds to grow. ...Read more

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Need help. Is 18 to early to get a breast reduction?

Need help. Is 18 to early to get a breast reduction?

Not Necessarily.: Breast reduction surgery performed for the appropriate candidate tends to be one of the most patient pleasing operations performed, regardless of age .In my practice, timing of breast reduction surgery is determined on a case-by-case basis. It is certainly not too early to learn as much as possible  about the procedure and the potential risks and complications associated with  the procedure. ...Read more

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At what age can you get a mammogram?

At what age can you get a mammogram?

Screening mammo: According to the American Cancer Society, American College of Radiology, and others, annual screening mammography should begin at age 40. Screening may begin sooner if you are a BRCA carrier or are otherwise at high risk. I see you are 44, you should consider getting one soon. ...Read more

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At what age can you have a breast screening?

At what age can you have a breast screening?

Age 50 or earlier: Mammograms can detect breast cancer at any age, but the biggest benefit is between the ages of 50 and 74. Starting in your 40's or earlier, or continuing on past age 74 is an individual decision based on risks and preferences. For a complete list of preventive recommendations by age/gender and risk factors (if you have an ipad/ipod/ipad see the prevention checklist 2013 app. ...Read more

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Approximately how much would it cost over lifetime to get breast enlargement surgery and then have followups if needed?

Approximately how much would it cost over lifetime to get breast enlargement surgery and then have followups if needed?

Unknown: It depends on many things: type of implant, age at first surgery, post op compilations and revisions. You may get them once and be done, but if you droop, have babies, or develop contracture, you may need several trips to the or. ...Read more

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At what age should you get your breasts checked for breastcancer with a mammogram?

At what age should you get your breasts checked for breastcancer with a mammogram?

40 and above: Women should perform breast self checks every month and contact a doctor is there is anything abnormal. Yearly mammograms start at age 40. Many women get a baseline mammogram at 35, if there is not any high risk factor. If there is a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, contact your doctor or a breast surgeon for specific recommendations. ...Read more

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Do you have to be at least 18 to have a mastectomy if it isn't for breast cancer or tumor reasons, simply cosmetic?

Do you have to be at least 18 to have a mastectomy if it isn't for breast cancer or tumor reasons, simply cosmetic?

No: It is hard to imagine why a mastectomy would be recommended for cosmetic reasons, but breast reductions can be done in adolescence, with parental consent. ...Read more

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At age 24, how often should I get a mammogram?

At age 24, how often should I get a mammogram?

Not until 40 yo: Most professional societies recommend starting annual mammograms at age 40. However, if you have a family history of breast cancer, see a physician because you may be started earlier if you meet criteria. ...Read more

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What age for a woman is considered a health risk to be pregnant? I am 35 and will be 36 in may. I get married in june and will want to have at least one child. What are the health risks of someone my age getting pregnant?

What age for a woman is considered a health risk to be pregnant? I am 35 and will be 36 in may.  I get married in june and will want to have at least one child.  What are the health risks of someone my age getting pregnant?

In : In general, pregnancies after 35 are considered higher-risk, although many studies now show that the vast majority of women who get pregnant after 35 have very successful pregnancies. Usually women after age 35 are followed more closely and sometimes have more testing performed. It may be a good idea to see a gynecologist that you would like to be followed with before you get pregnant to discuss your medical history and to have a general health screening. ...Read more

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Can a woman with a BMI of close to 40 get breast augmentation?

Can a woman with a BMI of close to 40 get breast augmentation?

Yes in certain cases: Women with elevated BMIs namely those greater than 35 and little to no major health risks my be good candidates for breast augmentation depending on the shape and size of their breast. However, in this group of women the more aesthetically pleasing operation might be a lift and augmentation also know as a Breast Reduction Mammoplasty and Augmentation. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get rid of hypertrophic scars if they're at least a year old, without using lasers or surgery? Or drastically reduce appearance?

Is it possible to get rid of hypertrophic scars if they're at least a year old, without using lasers or surgery?  Or drastically reduce appearance?

Difficult: Scars mature with time. After 1yr they approach their final appearance. Without surgery, pressure and silicone gel sheets can decrease prominence. Scars can further change as your body changes (age, weight, puberty) so be patient. ...Read more

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Can you get hard spots in your breasts after breast reduction surgery?

Can you get hard spots in your breasts after breast reduction surgery?

Yes: On occasion firm area of the breast can develop following breast reduction as a result of poor blood supply to the fatty tissue of the breast. ...Read more

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At what age can you get breast cancer?

At what age can you get breast cancer?

Risk increases w age: There is unfortunately no lower age cut off for breast cancer. It can occur in the very young as well as in the mature and elderly. Typically the risk increases with age and screening for breast cancer for women of average risk begins at age 40. In my 23 yrs of practice, my youngest patient was 19 and oldest 92, but I have colleagues who have seen it even younger than that. ...Read more