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Breast Lift

Breast lift at the age of 18

mareeb houston, TX
12 days ago

Hello. I was considering getting a breast lift because I feel so insecure about them, but I’m 18 years old and there’s a lot of talk about how it’s not safe to go through the surgery at a young age. So my question is if it’s safe to get a breast lift at the age of 18?

Hossein Abdali, MD Isfahan - Iran
12 days ago

generally because you rage I do not recommend this operation for you but depend on the severity of you problem and accept post op complication such as scar and feeding situation

It all depends upon your anatomy and the severity of your issues whether or not a breast procedure is appropriate for you. A healthy person can have safe breast surgery. Your breasts might still be developing and changing at age 18. Waiting a year or two might be preferable. If you are asking for a lift, you might be bothered by excessive sagging or excessively large and sagging breasts. All said, the only way to learn the risks, expectations and outcomes possible in your particular case is through a face to face consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon. Best wishes.

Nelson Castillo, MD Atlanta, GA
11 days ago

Thank you for sharing your excellent question. The first step is to set up an in-person examination to discuss what treatment options exist to help you achieve your goals. If your insecurity is from enlarged, sagging breasts then a breast reduction may be an excellent option, if only a lift is required this could be done assuming you have completed your breast development. Hope this helps.

There is no question that a breast lift would be safe in a healthy 18-year-old. The question is if it would be appropriate. At your age, we can perform breast reductions (which include a lift) in patients with large breasts that are causing symptoms like back pain, neck pain, shoulder grooving or rashes. Whether you are a candidate would depend on a full evaluation.

Soumo Banerji, MD Houston, TX
11 days ago

Thank you for the question - yes, it is safe to get a breast lift or reduction at age 18 or even somewhat younger. The main concerns are whether this is the correct decision and to discuss the risks/benefits of the surgery - scarring, changes in sensation, etc. I recommend that you consult with a board certified surgeon to discuss surgical options and have a frank discussion if risks/benefits/alternatives of surgical options

Suzanne Trott, MD Beverly Hills, CA
11 days ago

if you feel that you need a breast lift at age eighteen and you have not had any children, you most likely have “tuberous” breasts. This is not uncommon. The characteristics of a tuberous breast are

1) high inframsmmary crease so your breast sits up high on your chest wall and it’s impossible for it not to be droopy

2) tight lower pole so your breast has never been teardrop shaped—always sock shaped instead

3) breast tissue herniated into the nipple areolar complex and makes the nipples look disproportionately large

If you have tuberous breasts, that would be an indication to do a lift as young as age eighteen, as long as you understand possible risks of loss of nipple sensitivity land ability to breastfeed as a result of the procedure. Going through surgery at a young age is as safe if not safer than at any age, as long as you have a board-certified plastic surgeon and anesthesiologist at an accredited facility.

Paulo Roberto Leal, MD Rio de Janeiro, RJ - Brazil
11 days ago

In my practice I do a lot of breast reductions and lifts on youngsters, but no doubt that surgeon and patient should be very cautious to be successful. Anatomical deformities are prudently appraised and the certainty of the need of future retouchs are honestly emphasized.

Fadi Chahin, MD, FACS Beverly Hills, CA
10 days ago

Thank you for your question. As long as there are no pertinent medical issues that would prevent you from having surgery, you can safely proceed. You will be required to complete pre-operative clearance and testing (blood and urine) prior to surgery to ensure that medically there are no issues. It is important however to understand the risks and benefits before proceeding which should be discussed with the surgeon at the time of the consultation. Good luck with your research!

It can be safe at your age. Best to visit with a board certified plastic surgeon to learn more about your options. We would be happy to visit with you.

Dr. Basu

Houston, TX

It can be safe at your age. Best to visit with a board certified plastic surgeon to learn more about your options. We would be happy to visit with you.

Dr. Basu

Houston, TX

I would suggest consulting with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to evaluate and discuss whether a breast lift is right for you. It is safe and many young women are happy with the results if it is the right decision for them. We would be happy to see you.

Paul Parker, MD Paramus, NJ
5 hours ago

Best advice is to obtain a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon. They can examine you and tell you if you are a candidate for a breast lift. If you are, they will then discuss breast lift options to help achieve your goals.


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