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Doctor insights on: I Developed Breasts At A Young Age

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What are ways to fix pendulous breasts at a young age?

What are ways to fix pendulous breasts at a young age?

Surgery: Pendulous or low large breasts can only be fixed with surgery. If you are younger than 17, most plastic surgeons would wait until you have full breast development unless your symptoms are severe. Juvenile hypertrophy of the breasts can affect young women and may need surgical treatment. See your doctor who may refer you to a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Is there a age limit no breast reductions, e.G too young?

Is there a age limit no breast reductions, e.G too young?

Teen satisfaction!: Years ago, plastic surgeons told their patients to delay the surgery until child bearing was complete. Today, refinements in technique and good outcomes have expanded the range of patients who can benefit from young teenagers to much older women. The procedure is safe and has a high patient satisfaction rate. It is wise to research the scars and risks of numbness and breast feeding problems. ...Read more

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Could breast cancer start at an young age?

Could breast cancer start at an young age?

Yes: The incidence of breast cancer rises the older you get, but it is possible to get breast cancer in your 20's or 30's, as well. This occurs more commonly in women with the hereditary form of breast cancer. ...Read more

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I'm 26 w/ family history of breast cancer at a young age.. I found a painful ropy mass/nipple discharge but my dr wants to wait on a us due to my age?

Very astute: Mass are a young age are less likely to be cancer but your family history is concerning. The character of your discharge would support one or another. For certain, it needs to be looked at by a professional, and would suggest a breast surgeon to see it. There are instances where watching it would be ok but a more extensive history and physical exam are needed to figure that out! ...Read more

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My bio mother had breast cancer at a young age, and my bio grandmother had ovarian cancer. Both passed from it. Prophylactic mastectomy an option?

My bio mother had breast cancer at a young age, and my bio grandmother had ovarian cancer. Both passed from it. Prophylactic mastectomy an option?

Depends: If you are 18 years old, that is a very early age to be considering mastectomy surgery. It would be best to see your family doctor and get a referral to a genetic counselor for consideration of brca testing to see what your risks are. You may or may not have a higher risk of breast and/or ovarian cancers. Be checked first before considering the worst. ...Read more

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How does aging affect breasts?

How does aging affect  breasts?

Breasts sag with age: Breasts usually sag with age. The quality and texture of the skin will also change. Veins may become visible and the skin may become speckled with age spots if the breasts have been exposed to the sun. ...Read more

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At what age do breasts stop growing?

At what age do breasts stop growing?

Depends: Usually growth is completed by the time one has had two years if regular menses. The bony epiphyses have closed and one has usually reached one's full height. The breasts will increase with weight gain however. ...Read more

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