What is the ideal age to have a breast reduction?

If you are considering breast reduction surgery, you may wonder if there is an ideal age for the procedure. While there is no official age requirement for breast reduction surgery, certain factors can help determine the best time to undergo the procedure. Let’s take a look at who a good candidate is for the procedure and what factors contribute to whether a breast reduction is right for you.

Who is a Good Candidate for Breast Reduction Surgery?

Breast reduction surgery is typically recommended for women with large, heavy breasts that cause them physical discomfort such as back, neck, and shoulder pain or interfere with daily activities like exercise or finding clothing that fits properly. Suffering from shoulder indentations caused by bra straps and having skin irritation beneath the breast crease can also make you a good candidate.

Candidates should also be in good overall health, have realistic expectations for the procedure’s outcome, and be at a stable weight.

Breast reduction surgery is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women as the procedure can interfere with milk production and may cause complications.

What is the Best Age to Have Breast Reduction Surgery?

The ideal age for breast reduction surgery varies from person to person and depends on individual factors such as overall health, lifestyle, and personal goals. However, certain age-related factors may impact the decision to undergo the procedure.

One of the most important factors to consider is whether your breasts have fully developed. Breast reduction surgery is generally not recommended for women who have not completed breast development, as further growth may occur after the procedure, resulting in additional surgery.

Another consideration is the potential for future weight fluctuations. Women planning to lose a significant amount of weight or approaching menopause may want to delay breast reduction surgery until their weight has stabilized. Weight fluctuations can impact the size and shape of the breasts.

Lastly, it’s important to consider the impact of breast reduction surgery on future pregnancies. Women who plan to have children in the future may want to postpone breast reduction surgery until after they have completed their family. Pregnancy and breastfeeding can impact the size and shape of the breasts.

Schedule A Consultation

If you are considering breast reduction surgery, choosing a highly skilled and experienced surgeon who can help you achieve your desired results while minimizing the risk of complications is important. Dr. Lorraine Golosow is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of breast reduction surgery experience. She uses the latest techniques and technologies to ensure her patients achieve beautiful, natural-looking results.

In addition to her extensive experience and expertise, Dr. Golosow is known for her compassionate, personalized approach to patient care. She takes the time to listen to her patient’s concerns and goals and works closely with them to develop a customized treatment plan that meets their unique needs.

To schedule a consultation today at Lorraine Golosow, MD, call our Fort Myers or Cape Coral offices or use our online scheduling form.

“Dr. Golosow is one of the kindest, most professional doctors I have ever seen. She made me feel so comfortable before, during and after my procedures. Thank you”