• 28 March 2018

teen breast reductionIt might be controversial, but teen breast reduction surgery has become more and more common over the past decade.

According to research published in Pediatrics journal*, large breasted teens or teenagers suffering from macromastia experience breast related pain, decreased quality of life, and lower self-esteem compared to their peers. As a result, they are more susceptible to develop eating disorders as a coping mechanism.

In spite of these conclusions, many plastic surgeons and teenagers are still hesitant to undergo teen breast reduction due to the stigma surrounding teenage cosmetic surgery. After all, there is a potential for regrowth, rendering breast reduction surgery useless in the long run.

Benefits of Teen Breast Reduction

Still, no one can deny that breast reduction surgery for teenagers poses the following benefits:

Improved confidence

Many large breasted teens feel self-conscious about the size of their breasts, so breast reduction surgery can help them feel more comfortable about their breast size.

Better clothing fit

It’s hard to find clothes that fit if you have large breasts. Large breasted teens will have an easier time shopping for clothes that are proportional to their frame and flattering for their figure if they have smaller breasts.

Less skin irritation

Large breasts are prone to skin irritation and rashes, especially under the breasts. Teen breast reduction can help reduce breast size, thereby decreasing friction that causes skin irritation.

Less pain

Large breasts can cause different kinds of pain to manifest. Bra straps can dig into your shoulders, causing bra strap pain. The heavy weight of your breasts can also lead to chronic back, neck, and shoulder pain among large breasted teens.

Breast reduction surgery can reduce the weight of the breasts, thus alleviating bra strap pain and lessening back pressure.

Improved respiratory function

Teenagers with large breasts often feel that they are short of breath because of the way their breasts push down on their chests. It can also impede their ability to exercise.

Teens who have asthma can benefit from breast reduction surgery. It will also be easier for them to work out without suffering from shortness of breath.

Teen Breast Reduction Risks

But like all other teenage cosmetic surgeries, teen breast reduction has considerable risks. These risks must be thoroughly discussed by your plastic surgeon as it will inform your decision of undergoing teen breast reduction:

  • Adverse anesthesia reactions
  • Blood clots
  • Bleeding
  • Fluid build-up or seroma
  • Scarring
  • Infection
  • Changes in sensation of the breasts and nipples
  • Uneven nipple position
  • Poor wound healing
  • Changes in pigmentation
  • Breast asymmetry
  • Potential loss of ability to breastfeed

Weighing the risks and rewards of teen breast reduction is essential when deciding to undergo teen breast reduction. Any teenage cosmetic surgery is no joke and can eventually affect your quality of life later on. You should also look at teen breast reduction pics to get an idea of how the surgery works.

free consultationTo further discuss teen breast reduction, schedule a Free Consultation with one of our reputable and double board-certified plastic surgeons. We can show you teenage breast reduction before and after photos of our previous patients to give you an idea of how this sought-after teenage cosmetic surgery might work for you.

-------- *http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/130/2/e339.full