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Monthly Archives: May 2012

What is Juvenile Breast Hypertrophy?

Posted on: May 31, 2012
By: DrDelgado

Many women with large pendulous breasts had them start to develop at a young age. Some young girls are considering cosmetic plastic surgery for breast reduction at an age as early as 13 or 14. Large breasts can cause physical pain of the neck, shoulders and back, in addition to this is the psychological distress of teasing by classmates. It is not unusual for parents to bring their young daughters in for a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon to find out what their options are.

Not all surgeons agree on the same course of action. There are several things to carefully consider. For the young woman, the breasts have a tendency to continue to grow until possibly into their early twenties, which could mean secondary surgery may be needed in the future. Her ability to breast feed at a later date may be significantly compromised. She needs to understand that the scarring will be permanent but over time will fade. With all of this, depending on the maturity of the girl and the support of her parents, she may be a candidate for reduction mammoplasty if her discomfort physically and mentally is great.

After Breast Reduction Surgery, Sonoma County Women ask Can Breast Tissue Grow Back?

Posted on: May 14, 2012
By: DrDelgado

Rarely will a cosmetic plastic surgery patient who has had a reduction mammoplasty and maintains her weight will see an increase in breast size. Although very uncommon, it can happen. The breasts will go through normal changes with aging and gravity. The main cause for the breast to increase in size is from weight gain and/or pregnancy, especially in a patient who has a very high percentage of fat rather than glandular tissue. Also, breast size can increase for the young woman who had a breast reduction surgery before fully maturing. See the previous blog on juvenile breast hypertrophy.

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