Will my breasts get bigger after the age of 18?
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Breast Growth After Age 18
Breasts continue to change throughout a woman's lifetime.
Although breast development is an individual characteristic of every female, we can generally say that breasts will stop developing at the end of puberty. By the time you reach your late teens to early twenties, your breasts are most likely fully developed. However, you should take into consideration that your breasts can change throughout your lifetime - you will see them grow during pregnancy and breastfeeding, they might become bigger or smaller if you gain or lose weight, and many women even notice changes in their breast size during different parts of their menstrual cycle.
I hope that answers your question on breast development. It’s great that you’re doing this research. I always say that the best patients are informed patients.
If you ever decide to have surgery, you might also want to research your options for breast implants. Choosing the right implant is the number one concern among women considering breast augmentation. Did you know, there’s actually a way to select an implant shape, size, and profile that is perfect for you?
A term that I use with my patients for the perfect implant is the “Pony Implant”.
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This issue of selecting the right implant is so important when it comes to patient satisfaction or dissatisfaction that, again, I really encourage you to learn more about it.
Thank you for reading and best of luck on your journey!
Maybe, But Hard to Say
Thank you for your question. It is difficult to say: some people take longer to mature than others. Some people can continue to develop into their early 20's. Your breasts might grow a little bit larger, but I wouldn't count on it.
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Typically mostly fully developed by now
You may have inherited breast tendancies from your Dad's side of the family. Short of marked weight gain, pregnancy and eventually menopause, your breasts will likely not enlarge any further and therefore you can consider breast augmentation surgery.
Very common, very safe and effective and if you are a mature 18-19 year old you may well be a good candidate. Seek consultation with a plastic surgeon to find out your options.
Breast Growth After Age 18
Although breast growth varies from patient to patient, it generally stops between 16 and 20 years of age. Even though growth stops, the breasts continue to undergo changes for the remainder of a woman's life. This is affected by weight gain, pregnancy, lactation and gravity.
Unfortunately, how these factors impact any particular woman is variable. In many cases, pregnancy and lactation can actually make the breasts smaller. For this reason, the most reliable method of addressing breast hypoplasia in someone in your age group is with breast augmentation surgery.
Under these circumstances, consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon is appropriate. This surgeon should be able to formulate a treatment plan that addresses your anatomic findings and achieves your aesthetic goals.
Breast growth after 18
Your breasts may continue to grow for a year or more. I think you should probably wait to see if they do.
Breast Implants or Fat Transfer
I think you have reached your maximum breast size unless you gain weight or become pregnant. However after pregnancy your breasts will shrink down. If you desire to have larger breasts your options would be fat transfer to the breasts or breast implants.