I'm 16 years old, and I'm a 32L.

I grow a cup bigger almost every two months. I'm getting pretty tired of the teasing from other classmates by being called a stuffer and fake when I'm not. It's 100% all real boob. I'm tired of not being able to trust guys at my school and being asked why they're so big. I hate that I can't be in any sport. And I'm also tired of only having one bra. Especially one that barely fits because one for my size now is $450 for just one bra. I need to size down already. I can't wait till 18. Please tell me I can get a reduction NOW!!

I agree with all that has been said. This is a decision to be made between you and your parents. If both you and your parents agree and in consultation with a plastic surgeon, breast reduction is recommended then perhaps that only hurdle may be financial. Many insurance companies will not authorize a breast reduction for women under that age of eighteen. This has nothing to do with healthcare. Your insurer has a list of benefits and criteria for each of these benefits, it's like automobile insurance. If your policy does not cover a particular problem or the policy requirements are not met, then one cannot expect the insurer to pay even if the issue is medically necessary.

Roberta L. Gartside MD
Roberta L. Gartside MD
1800 Town Center PkwyRestonVA20190US

Roberta L. Gartside MD

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I would entirely concur with the other recommendation written below. Many times a minimum age is placed on cosmetic surgery procedures because it requires a certain level of maturity to make decisions that can make a very real change in your life, and for the most part are not reversible., However, age is not an important factor when you are having a significant physical problem as you describe. Make sure that your weight is not a significant contributing factor. What I mean is that if you are unbalanced in the calories you eat compared to the calories that you burn, then you will gain weight, many times in the abdomen and breasts as well as other places. You didn't mention your weight, so if you are heavier than other friends your age, then that is a place you can start to work on TODAY. Schedule a consultation with a Board Certified Plastic surgeon in your area and I'm sure that you will get the help you so desperately need. Be sure to check whether you need parental consent for any medical procedure. Best wishes to you.

Douglas L. Hendricks MD
Douglas L. Hendricks MD
280 Newport Center DrNewport BeachCA92660US

Douglas L. Hendricks MD

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In some cases of juvenile gigantomastia, it is acceptable not to wait until your breasts have stopped growing, particularly if they are interfering with daily activities. The risk with undergoing a breast reduction before your breasts have stopped growing however is that a second surgery may be required later. Be sure to check whether you need parental consent for any medical procedure.

William A. Wallace
William A. Wallace
1679 Eagle Harbor PkwyFleming IslandFL32003US

William A. Wallace

1679 Eagle Harbor Parkway, Suite C,
Fleming Island, FL, 32003, US