Teenage Breast Lift

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in a teenage breast lift. My daughter is 15. And she just lost over 150 pounds when she decided to get some weight off of her. She’s real insecure about her breasts though, they say they are just ” flabs where my chest is ” and ” no 15 year olds breast should be like that. So the real question is. How young is too young for you? I just want my daughter to be comfortable in her own body.

A: As long as she has maximized her weight loss, (and I would think that at over 150lbs she has done so) then she could have aesthetic breast surgery at any time. Even at 15 years of age, her breasts are not going to grow nor are they going to change in any favorable way. And give her understandable insecurity I see no problem with her age for whatever breast surgery (lift, implants or both) would make her feel more comfortable with her body. While teenage breast lifts are uncommon, your daughter’s situation sounds very reasonable to have the surgery even at her young age. The only question is whether she would desire implants for more volume at the same time.

Dr. Barry Eppley
Indianapolis, Indiana