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My daughter is 16 years old, 5’1” tall, weighs only120 pounds and her bra size is...

Q:

My daughter is 16 years old, 5’1” tall, weighs only120 pounds and her bra size is 34DDD. She fits the criteria of five of the questions for being a good candidate for breast reduction. Her grandmothers and great grandmothers on both sides of the family were as large breasted as she is now with tiny frames. My question is because of her age will she be denied having the breast reduction surgery?

A:

Although many might feel that 16 years of age is too young for a breast reduction, they are not considering the psychological, emotional and physical problems that these individuals undergo and suffer.  I would certainly have a consultation with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and find out what options are available.  Chronologic age is not the only determinant for interventional surgery.   

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