Teen with uneven breast development
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Asymmetry is the norm
Teenager with breast asymmetry
First, you have to wait until your daughter has finished developing before considering any surgery. This will be anywhere between the ages of 17-21. At that point she can decide if the difference between her two breasts bothers her enough to undergo surgery. The best option for her will entirely depend on how her breasts look at that age. Make sure to take her to a board certified plastic surgeon who knows the full array of approaches (liposuction, lifts, reductions, fat grafting, augmentation, etc.). Good luck. May this be the biggest issue you and your daugther ever have to deal with!
Breast assymetry as a teenager
It is early in your daughters development so at this stage a wait and watch policy will be the best approach.
Into the future if there are psychological issues that arise, you may seek the expertise of practitoners who specialise in adolescent medicine, and these can usually be found at a Children's Hospital.
It is impossible to say if the assymetry will become an issue, but rest assured there are networks to help you and your daughter deal with issues as they arise
I hope that is of some help
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Uneven breast development
Uneven breast development
- Your daughter's breasts will continue to develop over the next few years,
- There is nothing to do - or to worry about - now.
- All women have some breast asymmetry - one breast a little larger than the other,
- When your daughter has finished her growing, if the asymmetry is a cup size or more AND if it bothers her, she and you together can consult a plastic surgeon as to what might be done.
- In the meantime, unless she asks you about it - let it go. Or you may make her self-conscious about something that isn't a problem now and won't be in the future.
- But your concern is what all of us Mom's go through. Best wishes.
Some breast asymmetry is normal in almost all women
Hopefully her breasts will continue to grow and become more symmetrical.
However at the time when your daughter expresses concern about her asymmetry it would be reasonable to consult a board certified plastic surgeon for an examination and evaluation. There are many plastic surgical options to correct breast asymmetry including the use of breast implants, and/or lifting of the larger longer breast. Next
However these surgical consideration should be delayed until breast growth is complete, certainly after 18 years of age. It's important to wait into your daughter expresses concern about this and that this be her idea not yours.
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