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The Rise of Teenagers Wanting “Back-to-School Surgery”

Posted On: June 29, 2018 Author: The Office of Dr. Stuart Linder Posted In: Media

Early this week, Mary Kekatos reached out to me regarding an article she was writing for the Daily Mail. The subject was the rise of teenagers who want back-to-school surgery.

During the discussion, she asked if I had seen an increase in my practice of teens coming in for breast augmentation. I stated that I had not, but I don’t dispute that there is an increase.

I also mentioned to her that teenagers haven’t fully developed until the age of 21 or 22, and therefore, if an enhancement is done earlier, the patient may need a second surgery.

However, when a teenager has congenital breast asymmetry, which is when there is an extreme discrepancy between the size of each breast, or when they have overly large breasts (such as a double F size), addressing this becomes a functional reconstruction rather than cosmetic surgery.

The article was published on June 27, 2018. To read the full article, click here.