My daughter is 18, is serious about breast augmentation for a graduation gift. Is 18 too young?
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Is there anything legal that I can do? I was promised up to 4 litres for my weight.
I am certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and have practiced in the"land of breast implants", Miami, for the past 29 years. I encourage you to look up the surgeon you eventually select and make sure they have years of experience in performing cosmetic breast surgery. Furthermore request to see before and after photos of previous patients by that doctor....not a clinic or surgery center. Do your homework......research and verify the doctor's credentials. Have they had problems with the Board of Medicine, disciplinary or otherwise. Any law suits?
How about the center, clinic or facility? Are they accredited by a national organization or do they just have State approval. Understand that at the current time, there are three nationally recognized organizations responsible for the highest levels of patient safety, AAAASF, AAACH and JCHO. You owe it to yourself to position yourself for the best possible results but under the most stringent safety regulations, If you have kids, even more so.
How about anesthesia? Will you have a medical doctor certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology or a certified nurse anesthetist (CRNA)? Understand that there is no substitute for research. Cosmetic surgery, no matter how simple it may be to the patients, are invasive procedures and as such carry certain risks and complications.
I wish you and your daughter the best on the journey. I hope that the info provided has been helpful. Should you require any further clarification, do not hesitate to contact our institute. I answer all questions personally, not through patient coordinators or other marketing individuals.
In our office we use TouchMD which is a web based program in which patients have the ability to load their picture unto the program. I then evaluate them and can actually draw on the picture to show a potential patient where the incisions would be located and how the procedure is to be realized. It's all done to comply with HIPPA which is the federal law that protects the patient's medical information. Look them up.
Good luck Dr PG
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Many women will have completed breast development by age 18. However, some will continue to grow breast tissue into their mid and late twenties. Check with your pediatrician and see if he/she has classified your daughter as a Tanner stage IV, indicating that her breasts are fully developed. If so, she might be a great candidate for breast augmentation. Good luck!
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This is a discussion that should be held with your local Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Always feel free to get several opinions if you desire from the doctors you may choose.
Good luck to you!
Frank Rieger M.D. Tampa Plastic Surgeon
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As already mentioned by other colleagues 18 year old is usually ok for a breast augmentation. However I'm curious wether giving such a present to your daughter would make her feel even less confident or hurt her feelings as with that move you confirm that her breasts are small. Of course unless you already talked to her about this and she seeks breast augmentation.
Breast Augment for graduation
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