American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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3 years ago

breast augmentation for minors

Can a minor get a breast augmentation with parental consent?

Procedure: Breast Augmentation
Location: seattle, WA

Replies 4

Debra Johnson
ASPS Surgeon

Girls under 18 can be considered for breast augmentation, but a plastic surgeon would want to be sure that a patient has finished her natural development. This usually means waiting at least two years or so after a girl has started her periods, and that she is at a stable weight. She should have no other health issues. She would have to have thought long and hard about this decision and understand both the short and long term risks of breast implants. Her parents would certainly have to be supportive. Women under 22 qualify for saline filled implants. Silicone implants are recommended by the FDA for women 22 and over only. Some girls might have a birth defect, such as Poland Syndrome, which results in maldevelopment of a breast. These patients are considered "reconstructive" and can qualify for silicone implants at younger than 22.

Edward Domanskis

Yes, but you need to be doing it for yourself and be fully aware of the risks involved.

Dr. Edward Jonas Domanskis is Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

Newport Beach(main), San Francisco,Miami, EU, Anguilla

Assistant Clinical Professor of SurgeryWOS-Plastic,University of California (Irvine)

Orange County’s Physician of Excellence/America’s Top Physicians/Top Doctors

Plastic Surgery- 2005-2018

President,American Society of Bariatric Plastic Surgeons

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Nelson Castillo

Yes it is possible but your breasts must have fully matured before pursuing an augmentation.

Susan Buenaventura
ASPS Surgeon
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Most ASPS plastic surgeons would recommend waiting until at least 18 for surgery. Silicone implants are not recommended by the FDA until age 22 but saline is available. It is important to allow your body to develop and get comfortable with your body image prior to undergoing any surgery. It is possible to have surgery with parental consent but more important to have it at the right time for you.


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