Will Breast Keep Growing After 23?

Im a small 34b im 23 years old but look 16 will my breast stay this size or like i said i look 16 is it possible that my body is developing at a slower rate i guess?

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Will breasts keep growing after age 23

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Breasts will have fully developed by age 23. Changes in weight and / pregnancy can change the breasts. Many women are fully developed, but have very minimal breast tissue I have provided a link to my breast augmentation gallery. You will see many adult women with very little breast tissue prior to breast augmentation surgery who elect to have breast augmentation and have a beautify, natural result. 


Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon
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Your breast can change throughout your life time

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If you are a late developer your breast may continue to change a bit, and your breast will indeed change throughout your life. The breast isn't mature until your first pregnancy when the glandular breast will develop. Size can change with weight loss or gain as well. If volume is the issue an augmentation might be right for you.

Peter E. Johnson, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Will Breast Keep Growing After 23?

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Women's breasts develop throughout puberty. They usually stop developing around the age of 18. At the age of 23 your will likely not develop any further, but their size and shape may change with fluctuations in hormones, changes in weight, pregnancy and breast-feeding, and the natural process of aging.

If your breasts have fully developed and you are seeking to increase their size than breast augmentation is a procedure that can help increase the volume of the breast. This can be performed by using an implant, or in certain situations, the use of fat transfer. 

Austin Hayes, MD
Portland Plastic Surgeon
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When do breasts stop developing?

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Breasts stop growing at the conclusion of puberty. This is generally around age 16-20 in women. Although your breasts will continue to change throughout your life, with weight gain, weight loss, pregnancy, breast feeding, and aging-- actual glandular breast development is likely static by age 23. 

Lara Devgan, MD, MPH
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Will Breast Grow at Age 23?

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Most women are fully developed by age 17, though further breast volume can change through out life. With weight gain, pregnancy and nursing, the breast size and shape will be affected. It is unlikely that your breast will get much larger if your weight remains stable. You should discuss your concerns with a plastic surgeon if you want to enhance the size of your breast. Good luck.

Steven L. Ringler, MD, FACS
Grand Rapids Plastic Surgeon
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Caution with thin tissues

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Breast growth is very unlikely at this age.  They may change with weight gain, pregnancy etc.  You are likely an excellent candidate for a breast augmentation.  Doing an augmentation on a patient with minimal breast tissue needs to be done with caution in terms of placing an implant that won't create rippling, thinning or irreversible changes that can't be fixed.  A board certified plastic surgeon can help you navigate these issues.  

Will my breast keep growing

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It is pretty safe to say that by age 23 your breasts are not going to continue to grow or change. With this said, weight gain, pregnancy, and other factors may change the breast.

Renee Burke, MD
Barrington Plastic Surgeon
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Will my breast keep growing

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Good Question.

By 23 your body is essentially fully grown and that includes your breasts.  What may cause a change in their size is fluctuations in weight but not age. 

Hope that helps


Rady Rahban, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Breast development

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Even if you look 16, your breasts have probably reached maturity by now. However, they will most likely change in size/shape with pregnancy, weight fluctuations and aging. 

Breast changes throughout life.

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Dear Bebe,
In general, breasts will stop 'growing' when all other hormone related phenomenon from puberty stop changing. Some women have early puberty and early finishing of these changes, and some women have later and a more prolonged course.  However, any changes to hormone levels, such as in pregnancy, nursing, etc. can change breasts, OCP may change growth, certain tumors may affect growth, weight gain will affect size, etc. The breast is composed of the breast gland that grows related to hormone levels of estrogen and prolactin, but some women's breast tissue have more 'hormone receptors' than other women's and thus are more sensitive to hormone levels.  That is why the hormone creams etc do not work on someone who naturally have smaller breasts because they are less sensative to hormones.  In addition, the breast is also composed of fat tissue which grows and shrinks with weight gain and loss.  So there is no simple answer here.
Best Wishes!
Pablo Prichard

Pablo Prichard, MD
Phoenix Plastic Surgeon
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