What is Juvenile Breast Hypertrophy?

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.

What To Consider With Developing Breasts

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.


If you are looking for a plastic surgeon with 30 years of experience and a great reputation, contact Dr. Delgado. Schedule a consultation by calling the office or filling out an online contact form.

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Dr. Miguel Delgado


Dr. Delgado, MD is a world-recognized plastic surgeon and specialist in the treatment of male breast enlargement, also called gynecomastia. He has developed new techniques and owns and operates gynecomastia.org, which has become the largest gynecomastia forum in the world. Dr. Delgado holds the two most coveted credentials; the certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and membership in the American Society of Plastic Surgery.

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