Is There an Ideal Age For a Breast Reduction?


For many women, a breast reduction is more than a plastic surgery procedure – it’s the opportunity to feel comfortable and confident in their own skin again.

Breast reduction surgery is designed to reduce the size and volume of the breasts; but it can achieve a lot more for women who suffer from chronic back and shoulder pain. This surgery can also be life-altering for people who feel as though they can’t wear normal clothing, exercise, or enjoy a happy and healthy life.

For some women, they know they want to undergo breast reduction surgery as soon as they’re teenagers. Others may not decide they’re ready to reduce the size of their breasts until they’re in their thirties or forties. No matter what age you might be, you’ve probably found yourself wondering…

Is there an ideal age for breast reduction?

In short, no. Ultimately, the best candidates for breast reduction surgery should be healthy nonsmokers who are over the age of 21. However, it’s important to note that women who want to undergo breast reduction surgery should be done with their development. If breast reduction is performed at too young an age, patients may find that they continue to experience breast development and need to undergo the procedure again.

Take the Next Step

To determine if you’re the right age for breast reduction, schedule a consultation at El Paso Cosmetic Surgery today by calling (915) 351-1116. During your consultation, board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ozan Sozer will use innovative digital imagery to help you visualize what you’ll look like after your breast reduction procedure. Together, you and Dr. Sozer will determine what size you’d like to achieve.

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