If you’re living with uncomfortably large breasts, I may recommend breast reduction surgery. A breast reduction can offer a variety of benefits and improve your overall quality of life. It can allow you to participate in exercise and sports activities that you have avoided in the past.
Breast reduction surgery can also expand your clothing options, reduce your risk of stretch marks, and eliminate back pain. If you’re in your teens or early 20s, you may be wondering if you’re too young for breast reduction. Keep reading to find out.
Best Age for Breast Reduction Surgery
The reality is that there is no perfect age for breast reduction surgery. This is mainly because excessively large breasts can take a serious toll on the physical and emotional health of women of all ages.
However, I suggest that you delay breast reduction surgery until you are near your adult height and have matured breasts. This will likely be two to three years after you get your first period. Once you schedule a consultation at Brown Plastic Surgery, I can meet you and determine whether you’re a good candidate for breast reduction or if you should wait a few years.
Good Candidates for Breast Reduction
You may be a good candidate for breast reduction surgery if you have breasts that are too large compared to your weight and height. Most insurance plans utilize the Schnur Scale to determine if you are eligible to have insurance cover the procedure.
We’ll discuss and evaluate this during your consultation. If your breasts prevent you from participating in physical activities or cause chronic pain, breast reduction may be the ideal treatment.
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How Breast Reduction Works
During a breast reduction surgery, I will remove excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin and move the nipple and areola to their new positions. While the length of breast reduction surgery depends on the complexity of the procedure, I typically complete it in less than 2 hours under general anesthesia.
“Everyone was so helpful and kind. I had breast reduction and was nervous but the staff made me feel comfortable and positive about surgery. I was so happy with my experience I have referred my Mom!”
Take the Next Step
If you’re wondering if you’re a good candidate for a breast reduction or have questions about the procedure, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Brown of Brown Plastic Surgery in Scottsdale, Arizona today. You can count on him to help you make an informed decision. Call us at (480) 568-3804 or fill out our convenient online contact form.