If large breasts run in my family and mine are already very large, can I get a breast reduction surgery, I am 16?

No. You should be at least 18 or, ideally, see no further growth in your breast size for six to twelve months before undergoing a breast reduction. Large breast size alone is usually not reason enough to undergo the surgery, however.
Depends. All depends upon how large it is and how much suffering you are havng in terms of weight of the breast, efeect on your neck etc..Unless referring doctor in your case will be pediatrician or obs&gyn doctor or orthopedist, or all of them have to make a strong case for the surgery.I do not like to do this surgery unless absolutely neccessary in your age group.Go and see a board certified plastic surgeo.
Maybe. It is advisable to wait until your breasts are fully developed and size has been stable for at least a year before having breast reduciton surgery. This is to ensure that the result lasts and is not undone by further development. If you are already at this point, you may be a candidate for the surgery.
No. Breast reduction is done for physical reasons- back pain, poor posture, like that. It sometimes is performed for psychological reasons. Each case is different. We usually wait until a woman is older before doing the procedure.
Yes. Although surgeons prefer to wait until all growth is complete, if you have very large breasts and the appropriate symptoms (back pain, bra grooving, etc) reduction may be an option. However, breast reduction in teenagers is associated with a higher incidence of recurrent breast enlargement. That can require another surgery later. It will also probably decrease your ability to breast feed.

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Are there limitations on how small the breast can be made during a breast reduction surgery? I have extremely large breasts and I want to get down to an a cup. Can breast reduction surgery make my breasts this small? .

Any . Any smaller size is possible, but the risks and the benefits of the procedure need to be well understood before proceeding. Some parts of the breast reduction are not reversible. Read more...
The . The breasts can be essentially completely removed in what would be considered a subtotal or subcutaneous mastectomy. However, as the amount of tissue is removed the potential for complete loss of nipple sensitivity, viability and lactation is increased. Read more...
Yes. The concern with the amount of tissue removed is related to blood flow to the remaining tissue;  if too much tissue is removed in one operation the blood flow to the remaining tissue (including nipple/areola)  may be compromised.   part of the tissue that is left in place is called the “pedicle"; this segment of tissue is responsible for delivering the blood supply to the nipple/areola tissue. Read more...
Ask Plastic surgeon. The question, 'can it be done' is easily answered in the affirmative.But the main concern with someone wanting to be an 'a' cup is that their frame i.e.Chest circumference and width will be relatively too big and they will look flat chested unless they are a size 26-30 inch chest circumference.On average a 34-36 inch chest circ patient needs a 'b' cup volume.So before you get set on a cup'a' see md. Read more...
No limit. Discuss your goals with your plastic surgeon. For patients who desire as small of a breast as possible an a cup can be created. Read more...

There is breast cancer history in our family. Will my 18 year old daughter's risks increase if she has breast reduction surgery?

It shouldn't . Breast reduction surgery should not impact your daughter's breast cancer risk, although the scar tissue that forms may impair the subsequent interpretation of mammograms. Overall, i wouldn't let this impact her decision one way or another. Read more...
No,other factors can. Breast reduction does not increase the risk for breast cancer but a larger sized/volume breast does carry a higher risk. The family history of breast cancer or having a positive brca gene increases her risk. There are other factors to consider. In a breast reduction the removed tissue is sent to pathology and her surgeon will be able to tell her the report during the first or second post-op visit. Read more...

Is it safe to get breast reduction surgery as a teen? They are huge.

Yes. It is safe, but most believe it best to wait till over 18 to have the surgery. Definitely wait till they stop growin. Also you must understand the risks of loss of nipple sensation and the ability to lactate is a possibility. Read more...
It depends. The risk of doing breast reduction surgery in addition to inability to breast feed, scarring and decreased nipple sensation is that if they haven't finished growing you could need to have the procedure repeated. I think this risk may be justified if the large breasts are ruining your social life and your ability to participate in normal (and once in a lifetime) school events. Read more...
Yes. It sounds like  you are dealing with juvenile breast hypertrophy along with the physical and psychosocial consequences of this diagnosis. In other words, the breasts are too large for the frame causing  both physical and psychological distress. As  you think  about  breast reduction make sure you do your homework and understand the potential risks and complications associated with  the procedure. Read more...

How can I get over fear of breast reduction surgery?

Study! What are your symptoms? Why are you having? What are you fearing? Pain, anesthesia, new status. If you are in need of the procedure, the risks are low. Read more...

My big boobs hurt my back after prolonged standing. Will need breast reduction surgery in the future?

Pain. Large breasts can cause back, neck and shoulder pain; chest wall pain; headaches; poor posture; shoulder grooving; numbness and tingling of the hands; shortness of breath, sleep disturbances, rashes under and between the breasts, and low exercise tolerance. Nonsurgical treatment is not often very effective, but only you can decide if surgery is right for you. Read more...
May be likely. If a good support bra, attention to good posture, and avoiding other things that cause back pain don't help, and your breasts are excessively large compared to the rest of your body, a breast reduction may be a blessing. Plastic surgeons offer free consultations, to discuss whether you are a candidate for surgery, what you could expect, and help assess whether your insurance will cover it. Luck! Read more...