Hi everyone. I'm Dr. David Reath in Knoxville, Tennessee. I'm a plastic surgeon and a user of Realself as I'm sure you are if you're watching this. A question that come up for me in dealing with women who are interested in changing their breasts, and a question on the mind of a lot of people, is when does breast development end? When is the development process completed? Unfortunately, there's not a specific age where you can say, at this point, every body has completely developed. Breast development is very variable. You have people who begin breast development at a very young age and they continue well into the 20s. There's some women that don't have much breast development until 17 or 18 years of age and then continue to have some. And there's some women who've had a very stable breast size all their life that becoming become pregnant, they become much larger in their breast even when their weight goes back to their pre-pregnancy weight.

So unfortunately, there's not a single answer that I can give you to answer the question, when does breast development end? What is best is to have a consultation with the physician, the plastic surgeon, where you can talk about where you are in terms of, are your breasts stable in terms of their size, has your body basically stabilized in terms of height and weight, where are you if you're considering having pregnancies or having children. All these things have a bearing on it but by and large, there's not a single age. The best thing you can do is understand that it's a process and discuss that process with a board certified plastic surgeon.

Breast Development Is Different For Every Woman

Dr. David Reath discusses the common question of breast development in women: At what age will my breasts stop growing?