Breast Reduction* for Teens?
How would you like to be in pain from the time that you wake up till the time that you go to bed? There are teens out there that know how this feels. Is it some sort of nerve problem? What could possibly cause a perfectly healthy teen girl to become inactive or start to withdraw from social events? The plain and simple truth of the matter is that there are a number of teen girls that have breast that are too big for their body size. Sadly even after they have finished “growing” there is still a good chance that their chest will continue to grow well into their late teens early twenties. This does not even account for the natural changes that she will get when or if she were to become pregnant. When you are looking at breast reduction* surgery for teens you will want to look at the reasoning behind wanting to get this surgery. You will also want to make sure that you are fully aware of all of the risk that are involved with this type of surgery. We have also looked at a study done that have talked to women who had this type of surgery in their teens and how they feel about their choice years later.
Reasons for Breast Reduction* Surgery for teens
- Back pain
- Shoulder pain
- Limitation in activity
- Shortness of breath
- Migraine headaches
- Neck pain
- Loss of feeling in hands or fingers
- Posture Problems
- Skin Irritation
With all of these problems is it any wonder that more and more teens are looking for a breast reduction* surgery? There is risk with this type of surgery just as there are risk with any surgery. You will want to make sure that you are looking at the risk and the reward and determine if it is worth it for you.
Risk of Breast Reduction* Surgery
Like any surgery that is out there you will want to make sure that you are fully aware of all the risk that are out there to make sure that this is something that you would want to do. For a complete list you will want to talk to the doctor that you will want to perform the surgery. Here are some risk for during and some risk for after the surgery:
- Reaction to the Anesthesia
- Blood Clots that may travel to the lung or the heart
- Extreme bleeding during the surgery
- Fluid Build-up under the skin
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- Loss of feeling in breast or nipples
- Chance of not being able to breast feed
- Nipples positioned unevenly
- Poor healing of the wound
- Pigmentation change
- Breast are extremely firm
- Possible need for additional surgeries
Will The Teen Regret This Choice When They Are Older?
Looking over surveys of women that had breast reduction* surgery in their teens you can see that 94% of these women would have the now if they had not had the surgery when they were a teen. That would indicate that they were happy with the results that they got. This would also indicate that they would make the same decision that they had made as a teen. Another study out there found that the breast reduction* surgery was able to help solve the initial problem that brought patients in for this surgery for 96.1% of the patients. For the parents out there that are trying to determine if this is right for your teen you will need to take into consideration the maturity of your child as well as the problems that they are currently dealing with. For those out there that are trying to weigh to pros and cons of breast reduction* surgery, or sometimes referred to as reduction* mammoplasty, Make sure that you are accounting for your teens ability to mentally and physically deal with the procedure.
Is Breast Reduction* Right For Me Or My Teen?
No matter if you are a parent looking into this procedure for your daughter or you are a teen looking for this information for yourself no one can tell you if this is the right choice. Basically you will need to talk to your doctor or your teen’s doctor and weigh the risks with the reward. You will need to make the choice for your life. Keeping in mind what works for one person may not work for another, just as some insurance companies will pay for this type of surgery some will not you ultimately will need to make the choice for yourself or your child. You will want to have a talk with a certified professional to help you determine if this is something that you need or should have done.