Should a 15 year old get breast reduction?

Question: I’m only 15, but my breasts are already huge. I’m tired of everyone staring at me, and it makes me very self-conscious. Is it a good idea for me to get breast reduction surgery?

Answer: Breast reduction can change peoples’ lives, and too-large breasts can really make teenagers suffer. For this reason, I think that breast reduction can be particularly helpful in teenagers. In fact, one of my favorite surgeries ever was a breast reduction on a 15 year-old cheerleader, who had become unable to run or do a lot of the jumps with her sport. Her parents were so happy afterward that they both cried at her postop visit.

I would just mention that it is really best if the size has stopped changing before surgery, but we can discuss this in more detail at the consult.