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Teenagers and Breast Augmentation Surgery

Posted Aug 20, 2013 by Stephen Greenberg, MD

Teenagers and Breast Augmentation SurgeryMany young women wonder how they can enhance their overall appearance. Staying healthy is a great option, of course, as is eating right and protecting the skin from the harmful effects of the sun. Yet there's one great way to really enhance femininity and look your absolute best. That option is breast augmentation surgery.

You can learn more about breast enlargement and how it can benefit you when you visit a plastic surgery center and discuss all of your options for care. Right now, we'd like to look into some of the basics of breast augmentation surgery, particularly where it pertains to teenagers.

About Breast Implants Surgery

Breast implants come in different forms: silicone gel, saline, and cohesive silicone gel. By placing these breast implants into the breasts, the overall size, shape, contour, and appearance of the breasts can be greatly enhanced.

During your consultation process, a number of factors will be considered in order to achieve the best possible results. Some of these factors include:

  • The size of the breast implants
  • The shape of the breast implants
  • The profile of the breast implants
  • The incision methods for inserting the breast implants
  • The placement of the breast implants in the breast pockets

Are teens good candidates for breast augmentation surgery?

In general, your cosmetic plastic surgeon will likely recommend that teens NOT undergo breast augmentation surgery until they are older.

Why is this the case?

Teenagers are still in the process of growing. This goes for all teens; yes, even if a teenage girl is 18 years old. In fact, young women may not fully mature until their early twenties. This means that a young woman's breasts may become fuller and more pronounced naturally as they hit their early twenties without the need for any breast implants.

Making the Best Decision for the Future

As with any sort of surgery, the best option is the least invasive treatment possible. If a young woman can hold off on getting breast implants at an early age, she may achieve satisfactory results as she matures naturally.

We also find that delaying the decision until a person is a little older tends to be for the best just given the amount of psychological maturity that can develop between the late teens and the early twenties. A young woman may find that she is no longer interested in undergoing breast augmentation as she gets older.

Weighing All Options

All of these factors as well as others are important to consider when it comes to a decision like cosmetic surgery. We understand that each patient has certain aesthetic goals, and we want to ensure that they make the right decision for them now just in the now but for the future as well.

Learn More About Breast Augmentation Surgery

To learn more about breast implants and whether they are the best option for achieving your aesthetic goals, it's important that you discuss these matters with a skilled cosmetic surgeon.

To schedule a consultation, be sure to contact our New York cosmetic plastic surgery centers today. With offices in Manhattan, Southampton, and Woodbury, we will be able to help you achieve all of your aesthetic goals and make the smartest decision for your particular situation as well.

Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery
Manhattan Office
461 Park Ave S
Manhattan, NY 10016
(212) 319-4999







Woodbury Office
160 Crossways Park Dr
Woodbury, NY 11797
(516) 364-4200







Southampton Office
365 County Rd 39A  Ste 7
Southampton, NY 11968
(631) 287-4999







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1599 NW 9th Avenue
Boca Raton, FL 33486
(561) 208-1080