Many teens experience macromastia, or disproportionately large breasts, and suffer from physically and emotionally painful symptoms as a result. In the case of breast reduction for teenagers, there is significant data suggesting that breast reduction during adolescence is safe and effective, and that waiting need not be required.
If teenagers seeking a breast reduction wait about three years after their first menstrual cycle, the breasts may grow slightly but not enough to necessitate waiting longer. This is generally a good rule of thumb for determining a minimum age for the surgery.
Women seeking this procedure should be of good physical health and should be non-smokers.
To find out more about a teenage breast reduction to correct macromastia, contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Alexander Golger at our Toronto office today.