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Merry M
one year ago
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Can I get a breast reduction if my breasts keep growing?

I am a 20 year old female and my breasts are currently at a size where I experience a lot of neck, shoulder, and back pain and I cannot find clothes that fit me. It also seems that my breasts keep growing regardless of weight gain or loss. I want to look into a breast reduction but am unsure if I should even start if my breasts seem to keep growing.

Procedure: Breast Reduction
Location: Naperville, IL

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Karol Gutowski
ASPS Surgeon
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This is a good question to discuss with a plastic surgeon and determine why your breasts are growing. An in person evaluation is the best way to start. If your symptoms are severe, it may be appropriate to do a reduction now.

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Nelson Castillo

Thank you for sharing your question. You can obtain a breast reduction as some patients are more hormonally responsive than others but it would be advisable to find out the cause of the continual enlargement before undergoing any surgical procedure.

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Michelle Copeland
ASPS Surgeon
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While breasts may continue to grow into a woman’s early twenties, if the size of your breasts are debilitating or painful, they’re not going to get any smaller. I would suggest going ahead with a reduction. You may need a second reductive procedure down the line, but why put off something that could make such a positive difference in your life now? I would suggest making a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon to find out what type of breast reduction is best for you since there are several minimal scar technique options now available!

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