I was sitting topless on crinkly paper in a room with white walls and toothpaste-green privacy curtains hanging from the ceiling to separate the hospital beds. Were doctors supposed to say that? I was 18 and getting a breast reduction, or medically, a reduction mammoplasty.
In select patients, breast reduction surgery is the best treatment. Unfortunately, many in the general and medical communities hold certain misconceptions regarding the indications and timing of this procedure. Several etiologies of adolescent breast hypertrophy, including juvenile gigantomastia, adolescent macromastia, and obesity-related breast hypertrophy, complicate the issue.
These days Makenna Smith is all smiles, making awesome makeup and style videos on her Youtube channel. But, back when she was a teen, she made the decision to have breast reduction surgery -- for both her physical and mental health. She shared her story and some words of wisdom for other girls with MTV News.
By the time I was 10, and already a full C cup. I shoved this reality along with my new boobs deep into the flaccid cotton of my Target brand training bra — I thought that, perhaps if I squished hard enough, they would go back in. The bullying was always ruthless: Boys grabbed my chest at random, often in the hallways at school.
My name is Mattie and I will be receiving a breast reduction in December. I am 17 years old, and I was wondering if there was any advice for me regarding this surgery or recovery time. Since I am so young, I feel that some of the advice I have obtained might not apply to me because of my age.
By Rob Cooper. Questions: Dianne Abbott, the shadow health minister, asked whether teenage girls should be given breast reduction operations. Hundreds of teenage girls have had breast reduction operations on the NHS, figures have revealed.
When a grown woman experiences significant back and neck pain from macromastia — or very large breasts — it is common practice for plastic surgeons to relieve her pain by performing breast reduction surgery. Breast reduction surgery in adolescents is not quite as common. A recent University of Rochester Medical Center URMC paper shows teens receive the same health and psycho-social benefits as adults, potentially to an even greater degree.
Back to Health A to Z. Breast reduction surgery can help women who are unhappy with the shape, weight or droop of their breasts by making them smaller and more lifted. Some CCGs do not fund breast reduction surgery at all, and others fund it selectively if you fulfil certain criteria.
My breast defined my teenage years. Oversized boobs became synonymous with my existence and there was absolutely nothing that I could do about it — until I could. One day I was wearing innocent training bras printed with butterflies and daisies; the next, sophisticated underwire booby traps with thick straps and four hook-and-eye clasps to ensure my 32DDDDs stayed put.
Hello, my daughter 16 has been struggling for years with very large breasts. We were referred to a surgeon who said we are a great candidate for a reduction. Reductions can be done at any age as long as the patient and parent are informed and understand that breast feeding will be an issue, scarring is guaranteed, and sensation may be lost permanently.