I am 16 looking to get a breast lift, am I too young?

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I have always been very self conscious about my boobs. They appear to be very saggy and not at all "perky". Going on the beach and wearing swim suits and even changing around my friends in the locker room really tends to make me uncomfortable and self conscious. I think that by getting this procedure it would make me more confident and make me feel better about myself and I don't know how long I'll be able to wait.

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You need to call your insurance and ask about their criteria for covering breast reduction surgery.

Also at your age, you are still growing and the breast can get larger after the reduction. Talk with your plastic surgeon to understand all your options.

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You need to call your insurance and ask about their criteria for covering breast reduction surgery.

Also at your age, you are still growing and the breast can get larger after the reduction. Talk with your plastic surgeon to understand all your options.

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Breastlift in a Teenager -  Having a breastlift or augmentation on someone who is under 18, one needs to be very judicious about having this done especially if the patient has not stopped growing and the breasts are not  fully developed. There is also potential for scars in the younger age group. Consult with an experienced breast surgeon before proceeding too early with this operative procedure. If there is significant asymmetry or a true breast deformity then obviously one may need a reconstructive procedure to correct any asymmetries as these problems can have a significant psychological impact on a young growing female.

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