More than half of teens seeking breast surgery (52%) are looking to enhance the size of their bust line. Summer vacation is one of the most popular times for teen breast augmentation procedures.
When a 17-year-old senior decided to boost her bust from an A to a C cup, she told NY Daily News: “I don’t plan to tell anyone. People go through so many changes at my age, anyway, they may not notice. I just feel so much happier now, more comfortable in my own skin.”
While teen breast implants are popular, there are also many congenital and developmental deformities that can be corrected through breast surgery, including:
- Severe asymmetry (15%)
- Absent breast tissue due to Poland’s Syndrome (12%) or Micromastia (9%)
- Tubular breast deformity (10%)
Breast reduction surgery can help teen girls who:
- Feel self-conscious about being larger on top than her peers
- Have trouble playing sports
- Suffer from back pain
- Cannot find clothing that fits well
More than 50% of boys will develop slightly enlarged breast buds at some point during their puberty years. Most cases will resolve within a year or two, but the 10% of boys suffering from persistent gynecomastia in their later teens may opt to have their condition corrected surgically.