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

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 beautiful, natural result. 
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It is possible for breast implants to last a lifetime. Think about the look you want and carefully research the plastic surgeon you will be trusting with your health, and to make this permanent change in your body. 


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

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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Breast growth

At 23 years old, your breasts are most likely fully developed. However, breast size can change in the future as a result of weight fluctuations, pregnancy, etc. If you are truly unhappy with the small size of your breasts, a breast augmentation may be right for you. Find a board certified plastic surgeon who is an expert at breast augmentation surgery and schedule a consultation so together you can determine if breast implants are right for you. Good luck!

Jimmy S. Firouz, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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You're probably done...for now!

Hello bebe1101, First I would look to the women in your family and perhaps asks at the ages they stopped developing, sometimes you see similarities in lineage, sometimes not. It could be an indicator if you see similarities with several women on the same side of the family. However, at 23, one would think you are at a stopping point for natural development. You may see continued changes if you start/change certain medications mostly birth control, if you gain weight, and of course if you become pregnant. Barring you do not for see any of these changes happening and you don't see any changes in your breasts for about 6 months, you should safely be able to assume your breast are at a stable size. Thanks for your question!

William Aiello, MD
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Will Breast Keep Growing After 23?

Though factors such as weight fluctuation and pregnancy can affect breast size, they are typically finished developing by age 23. If you are looking to increase the size of your breasts, you may be a candidate for breast augmentation. I would recommend having a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon. 

Scott Chapin, MD, FACS
Philadelphia Plastic Surgeon
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Breast Development

Breast size can change throughout a lifetime with pregnancy, weight fluctuation and age. After the age of 18, any patient can be a candidate for breast augmentation. I recommend to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon in your area. 

Leo Lapuerta, MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
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Breast size

By 23 years old the breast will be fully developed. Weight gain/loss, aging and pregnancy will change breast size. If you desire larger breasts you may want to consider implants.

Paul Talbot, MD
Hattiesburg Plastic Surgeon
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Breast developing after age 23

Hi & thank you for your question.
At 23 your breasts should have finished developing. The size may change with weight gain/loss and pregnancy. If you would like to have larger/fuller breasts  I recommend  seeing a board certified plastic surgeon for a consultation. Best of luck!

Fully Developed Breasts

At age 23 your breasts should be fully developed. If you maintain your same body weight it will be unlikely that you will see an increase in breast size.

Robert M. Jensen, MD
Medford Plastic Surgeon
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Breast Growth

By 23 years old the breast will be fully developed. Weight gain and pregnancy will change breast size. If you desire larger breasts you may want to consider implants.

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