How Young Is Too Young For A Breast Lift?
There are a number of reasons why you should consider getting a breast lift, and those reasons aren’t necessarily tied to specific age demographics.
You may be suffering from a condition called ‘symptomatic macromastia,’ which means that your breasts are excessively large. This condition often results in physical symptoms that manifest themselves in the form of back, neck, and shoulder pain. Even if you are not suffering from symptomatic macromastia, your frame may be small relative to your breasts, which results in the aforementioned physical symptoms.
In these cases, many people opt for a breast reduction and lift, changing both the size and the positioning of overly large breasts.
Another cause for concern is the aesthetic appeal of breasts. There are so many women getting breast implants that you could feel silly trying to shrink them. However bigger does not always mean better, especially when it comes to gravity. A common problem amongst women with large breasts is that they start to sag– which takes its toll on your self-esteem and confidence.
If your breasts are causing you physical pain or the aesthetics of it is just not right, you should definitely consider having a breast lift.
Are You Too Young For A Breast Lift?
Often times, teenage girls who are looking to get a breast lift are told by their doctor to wait because they are too young for the procedure.
So how young is too young?
Generally, it is recommended that you wait until you have fully gone through puberty. This is because breasts reach their stable size once all the hormone related changes from puberty subside. If you were to get the procedure done before this time period, your breasts may continue to grow, resulting in repetitive surgeries.
However, age is not the main criteria when it comes to eligibility for breast lift surgery. If your breasts are causing excessive physical pain or psychological pain – with parental consent – you may be eligible.
What You Should Keep In Mind
- You may be unable to breastfeed after surgery. If you are considering breastfeeding your kids, this is very important to keep in mind.
Aside from puberty, other physical changes may result in your breasts getting large again, such as pregnancy and weight gain.
If having a breast lift is something that you are interested in, book a consultation with Dr. Pirani to further discuss your options.