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Premature Sagging at Age 16?

HI, so im 16yrs old and im pretty chubby i have slightly large breast ,and i started growing at a early age, and i have noticed my breast were sagging around 15 is there any way i can reverse the process or is implants(later) a better answer, my breast sagging is GRADE 2 according to the chart

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"Premature" Sagging

It is important to remember that young women can continue to demonstrate breast develop through their late teen years and into their 20's. This will vary from individual to individual. Any discussion of surgery before growth has stabilized (for at least a 12 month period) is "premature."

In the interim, it is best to focus on your overall health (diet, exercise) with a goal of achieving your ideal healthy stable weight. These things while not directed at breast appearance specifically can help. Weight fluctuations may exacerbate the perceived problem. It is also recommended that you invest in an appropriately fitting and supportive undergarment.

When the time comes, you may benefit from a lift but it is very early for such judgements. Consult with your board certified plastic surgeon, as he /she is uniquely qualified to guide you in your decisions. 


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Breast “Sagging” at 16?

Thank you for the question.

I think the first place to start is to  achieve a long-term stable weight through appropriate diet and exercise.  Do your best to avoid significant fluctuations of white that can be detrimental to the skin elasticity and resulting breast position. Use of supportive bras may also be helpful.

Down the line, he may benefit from breast lifting/reduction depending on your situation and life circumstances.

Best wishes.

Preventing breast sagging

Often the breast shape is inherited, and unfortunately you have a 'natural' sag or ptosis to your breast shape. Excessive weight and pregnancies can contribute to sagging, and your best prevention is a lean body, and plenty of exercise with a good support or sports bra.

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Peter E. Johnson, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Premature breast sagging

Certainly the worst thing that you can do is to keep your weight up or to have multiple fluctuations causing further stretching and sagging.  I'd suggest getting into a better diet and exercise place and wearing good support at all times.  Implants won't fix sagging either.

Breast shape can vary and does not imply sagging

Breast shape can vary dramatically and having a particular breast shape does not necessarily mean that the breast "sags".  In this world of standardization, many women often think that a given breast shape is what they should have and that their own breast shape is somewhat abnormal.

Fortunately, there is a great variety of breast shapes that fall within the normal range,and breast shape continues to change over time.  Weight control, exercise, and proper bra fit will contribute to a healthy breast.

Reshaping a breast that has some mild "sag" can be done with relatively smaller surgery and may be indicated once the breast has stopped evolving and has achieved a stable shape for at least one year.

Mario Diana, MD
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Sagging breasts

Breasts sag with time. Some things that exacerbate it are significant weight fluctuations, age, and pregnancy.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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Preventing sagging Breasts

There is no known way to prevent sagging breasts that has been scientifically proven BUT, it would make sense that if you wore a bra at all times when gravity was at work pulling the breasts down, you should be able to minimize the effects that gravity contributes to the sagging. Of the other two variable, breast size can be changed through breast reduction but skin quality cannot be changed.

John P. Stratis, MD
Harrisburg Plastic Surgeon
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Sagging Breasts at 16

At your age, I think your best option would be to begin a diet and exercise program to achieve a normal weight for your body size.  While this will not alter any sagging that has already occurred, it may prevent further enlargement of your breasts due to more weight gain.  I would recommend waiting until you are around 18 years old before considering any surgery.  At that point, you should seek consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss the options.

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