Can my daughter get a breast reduction at 15?
My daughter is 15, turning 16 next year February. She’s 5’ 7” and around 110 lbs but for almost a year has been complaining about her chest size. She has been wearing a 32 triple d bra for a year or so now and as a result of her breast size, she has quit cross country and track because of feeling uncomfortable and back and neck pain when she takes off her sports bra. I wasn’t exactly sure how to proceed when she requested a breast reduction. The cost is high and I heard it’s possible for getting insurance coverage, but I don’t even know where to start. I heard that it’s possible her breast can still grow and she should wait longer, but she’s very set on getting it down as soon as possible so she can “enjoy” her teenage years and play sports in high school like she used to enjoy with her peers. We have done a lot of research on the actual procedure but I can’t find a solid answer if it’s a good idea and I don’t want to go to a consultation without getting an idea if it’s going to be covered by insurance or if they will even perform the surgery for her now. She’s naturally small and athletic built and I can understand why she feels the way she does so I honestly want to get any advice to make the best decision going forward for her.