I am 16, 17 next month, and I would like a breast augmentation.

I've spoken with my mother and she supports me on my decision. Is my age a problem? My breasts have stopped growing and I am going to consult my doctor soon. I am very asymmetrical and have small breasts.

For cosmetic breast augmentation, the FDA has stated that a woman must be 18 yo for saline implants, and 22 yo for silicone gel. If there is a reconstructive reason, an earlier age can be done.

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Sincerely,

Thomas C. Wiener, MD

Houston

this information is not a substitute for a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon

Thomas C. Wiener, MD
Thomas C. Wiener, MD
2323 Clear Lake City BlvdHoustonTX77062US

Thomas C. Wiener, MD

2323 Clear Lake City Blvd, #152, Houston,
TX, UNITED STATES, 77062

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Thank you for your question. Typically you need to be 18 to have saline and 22 to have silicone breast implants. If you have a significant developmental abnormality such as agenesis, breast augmentation can be done under 18. Please seek consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon if possible in a pediatric center.

Brooke R. Seckel, MD, FACS
Brooke R. Seckel, MD, FACS
131 Old Rd to 9 Acre CornerConcordMA01742US

Brooke R. Seckel, MD, FACS

131 Old Road to Nine Acre Corner, #630,
Concord, MA, UNITED STATES, 01742

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You should meet with a board certified ASAPS member surgeon in your area. All breast augmentation is both cosmetic and reconstructive and only an evaluation of your particular anatomy will allow your surgeon to determine their comfort level with performing the procedure to help you.

Clark F Schierle, MD, PhD, FACS
Clark F Schierle, MD, PhD, FACS
676 N St Clair StChicagoIL60611US

Clark F Schierle, MD, PhD, FACS

676 N St Clair St, #1575, Chicago, IL,
UNITED STATES, 60611

Quite honestly, it depends on how you are planning on paying for the procedure. If you are hoping insurance will cover the procedure, they may have a policy that you need to be 18 years old. If you (or your parents) are planning on paying cash for the procedure, then it could be done anytime if the surgeon is comfortable performing surgery on you. Personally, I have performed this surgery many times on young women like yourself with great results.

Good luck,

Dr. Luong

Jacqueline A. Luong, MD
Jacqueline A. Luong, MD
6545 France Ave SEdinaMN55435US

Jacqueline A. Luong, MD

6545 France Ave S, #350, Edina, MN,
UNITED STATES, 55435

Unfortunately, Breast Augmentation is limited to women over the age of 18 for saline and 22 for silicone. However, It can be done at an earlier age if you have a developmental deformity. Mild asymmetry doesn't qualify. You should definitely consult a Plastic Surgeon in your area to be evaluated in person.

Good Luck

Dr Markmann

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Daniel Markmann, MD
Daniel Markmann, MD
9171 Baltimore National PikeEllicott CityMD21042US

Daniel Markmann, MD

9171 Baltimore National Pike, #205,
Ellicott City, MD, UNITED STATES, 21042