Generally the patients that undergo breast augmentation are 18 years old but visit before this age, with a plastic surgeon. Many patients come with their mothers or other support group to listen to the conversation. We do like for gals to have completed their growth spurt and that the breasts have stopped growing. Sometimes the breast fairy does not stop at every girl's house and it is nice to have a little something to put in a bra. Clothing becomes difficult since they are shaped for girls with curves or breasts. Visit with a board certified plastic surgeon to learn about your options
Thank you for your question! It will be hard to find a doctor that will operate on an minor. Wait till your at least 18 years old. Best of luck!
Dr Dhaval PatelDouble Board CertifiedPlastic SurgeonChicagoHoffman EstatesOak Brook
I realize it may be frustrating for you, but it is not impossible for you to have your breast grow in the next few years. In the mean time it's perfectly reasonable to get a consultation and even consider a breast augmentation, realizing that at such an early age your body is still changing and you might need a revision in the future.
There is certainly no reason that you cannot seek consultation with multiple board certified plastic surgeons to learn about and discuss your options. However most plastic surgeons recommend that she wait until 18 before considering breast augmentation. At that age you are only be able to have saline breast implants. If you decide you want silicone gel implants you will need to wait until you're 22.
Seventeen is a bit young but it can be done with parental consent. Even if you don't have the surgery now it is certainly OK to see a surgeon and start getting some ideas about how the surgery may help you reach your goal.
Hi and thanks for the question. By 17 you have probably finished most of your growth and development. The FDA approved saline breast implants for cosmetic surgery in patients 18 and older. Silicone implants are approved for patients 22 and older. This is a reasonable time for you to start the process of learning about the surgery. Schedule a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon in your area. Share your concerns and goals, and find out what the procedure involves. The best thing you can do is educate yourself about the process so when the time for surgery comes you can go in confident and get the results you are looking for. Good luck.
It is certainly appropriate to have a consultation to discuss your issues and the options for breast augmentation if you choose to do so. While your breast size may increase slightly as you age, most women that are very flat chested will not gain that much breast tissue. As long as you are emotionally mature and seeking augmentation for valid personal reasons, there is no reason that you should not consider it. The timing of surgery is really up to you, but I would suggest that you involve your parents in your decision.
Consultation at this time would be appropriate and beneficial. I would then wait until all signs of breast growth have stopped before proceeding with any cosmetic breast surgery.
Hello! Thank you for your question. Breast augmentation is a procedure
often sought by women to increase
size, add upper pole fullness and projection along with improve shape
and symmetry of her breasts. Women who have the breast augmentation
done report increased self-confidence, self-esteem, and more comfortable
with her body. In fact, it has been the most popular procedure in
plastic surgery in the US for the past few years. Many surgeons use 18
years of age as the standard for when to offer the breast augmentation
procedure to women. Maturity and the ability to make an educated
decision for yourself of whether this procedure is the right one for you
as well as factors regarding implant choice, size, incision placement,
position of the implant, other adjunct procedures, etc are major
factors. Having the maturity to understand all of the risks and
benefits of the surgical procedure is also mandatory - thus, most are
readily able to comprehend this at that age. 23 years of age is the FDA
guideline for utilization of silicone implants.
communication between you and your surgeon of
your expectations is warranted - choosing your surgeon wisely is the
first step. Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon well-versed
in this procedure. Research your surgeon's education, training, as
well as ability to perform this procedure. See postoperative
photographs and most importantly choose the one who you feel most
comfortable with and competent to meet your expectations. Discussion of
your wishes and having an honest and open
dialog of your procedure is mandatory (e.g, implant type, incision,
placement, lift, etc). I have found that photographs brought by the
patient is helpful to get a visualization of the appearance you wish for
in terms of size, shape, fullness, etc. In addition, your surgeon's
pre and postoperative photographs should demonstrate a realistic goal
for you. Once this has been accomplished, allow your surgeon to utilize
his/her best medical judgment during the procedure to finesse the best
possible result for you after preoperative biodimensional planning and
fitting the right implant for your breast width.
Hope that this helps! Best wishes for a wonderful result!
Thanks for your question. Sorry to hear you have been teased about your breast size. I advise you make a consultation with a board certified Plastic Surgeon to discuss your options about breast augmentation. I suggest bringing your mother with you to help in your decisions. In my practice, I would have you wait until you are 18 as breast augmentation is a serious commitment. Best of luck!