I am 18 and I would like a Breast Reduction, am I too young?

I am 18 years old and I am very self-conscious about the size of my breasts. They are very dense and large and the rest of my body is small. I am a runner and it is a sport I love to do, but at times it can be very uncomfortable. I would really like to have a breast reduction; can you please tell me if 18 years old is too young?


F, 19, Wisconsin

Hi.  You are NOT too young!  Having large breasts can cause many issues problems like neck and shoulder pain, making sports and activities difficult to do, creating difficulty finding clothes that fit, or even having rashes under your breasts.  As long as your breasts are not still growing and you are in good health, you can have a breast reduction at any time.  You will need to go to a board certified plastic surgeon who can talk to you about the surgery and your options.  Some people are candidates to have their health insurance cover this procedure, so you can discuss that as well.  Best of luck!

Dr. Jonathan Heistein has 2 Breast reduction before & afters:

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Hello BeRetta, thanks for your inquiry. You are at the right age to have that kind of surgery. It would be better to have an in person consultation with a board certified plastic Surgeon.

Please make sure that you and your surgeon are on the same page. Don't forget to discuss all your concerns, options and expectations thoroughly. Have a safe and pleasant PS Journey!
Dr. Jaime Campos-Leon
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Tijuana, BC Mexico