Breast Enlargement Surgery – How Young is Too Young?

Breast Enlargement Surgery for Women in Wesley Chapel – How Young is Too Young?

breast-enlargement-surgery-wesley-chapel-bigstock-young-smiling-woman-standingBreast enlargement surgery is available to women in Wesley Chapel at the Bayside Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  Our experienced surgeon, Dr. John Roach, emphasizes a holistic approach to surgery and spends quality time with each patient beforehand to learn about her perceptions, motivations, and expectations for breast enhancement, and then works with her to determine the optimal course of action.

The holistic methodology employed by Dr. Roach, who has performed breast enlargement surgery for many Wesley Chapel patients, is especially important for younger women, who tend to be more susceptible to peer pressure, low self-esteem, and body image issues.  Prior to performing such major, invasive surgery, it is critical for a doctor to assess a young woman’s psychological health, physical maturity, motivations for seeking breast enhancement, and understanding of the risks and ramifications.  Dr. Roach, a breast surgery specialist, informs each patient’s decision by providing details on the available options, along with the associated risks and costs.

Some considerations for young women seeking breast enlargement surgery include:

  • Saline breast implants are approved by the FDA only for women ages 18 and older.
  • Silicone breast implants are approved by the FDA only for women ages 22 and older.
  • Some women continue to develop into their 20s, and the insertion of breast implants into a still-developing woman could compromise the surgery and cause her unnecessary harm.
  • Breast implants are not considered permanent, and the younger the patient, the more likely she will require one or more additional surgeries during her lifetime to maintain the desired shape and look of her breasts.
  • Breast enlargement surgery has possible complications and side effects, such as scarring, wrinkling, asymmetry, dimpling, and capsular contracture.
  • Although most women with breast implants are able to breastfeed, breast implants do increase the chance that a woman will be unable to breastfeed.
  • Pregnancy can affect the results of breast enlargement surgery, so further surgery may be required after childbirth to restore the initial results.

If you are the parent of a teenager who is interested in breast enlargement, or a young woman who is considering breast enlargement surgery for herself in Wesley Chapel, contact the Bayside Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery to schedule a detailed consultation with Dr. Roach.

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