Q: Dr. Eppley, I’ve been wanting breast implants for awhile now. My family all have bigger breasts than me and I’m the one with nothing. I don’t want really big breast but big enough for me to have my self esteem high. And I wanna feel good about myself. I’m 19 years old. I am a young mom. I plan to have not in the future. I wanna still be able to breast feed and look natural. Any suggestions will you help me?
A: At 19 years of age you can certainly have breast implants and they can even be silicone implant if so desired. What determines a natural look is based on the patient’s interpretation of that term but generally that means not too big for your body. What that would be for you I can not say since I don’t know what you look like or what your breast size goals are. I would need to see pictures to help make that determination. And then ideally you should be sized before surgery using volumetric implants sizers.Breast implants, regardless of their size or shape, do not interfere with the ability to breast feed. They are placed under the muscle, way away from the ducts of the nipple.
Dr. Barry Eppley