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Am I too young to have surgery?

Posted by Dr Jamie Burt on 14 September 2015

Making the decision to have a breast reduction at any age requires serious consideration, but when you are considering still growing as a teenager it takes on another level of consideration. When Modern Family's 17 year old star Ariel Winter underwent a breast reduction in June of this year, it is likely that younger women with breast issues took notice.

The breast reduction surgery took her from a size 32F to a 34D. Ariel has a petite frame 5 foot 1inches and admits to wearing big jumpers to hid her breasts or even strapping them down. After hunching over on set and admits to a lot of back problems. After years of emotional and physical stress Ariel decided this was right for her.

If you are young and thinking of a breast reduction make sure you ask a lot of questions before you do and do your research. Check out our FAQs.

Dr Jamie BurtAuthor:Dr Jamie Burt
About: Dr Jamie Burt was born and educated in Melbourne, attending the University of Melbourne and graduating with MBBS in 1998. He is a member of the Senior Medical Staff at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, and was Head of Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute until 2004. Known for his respectful, informative, and caring approach, Jamie has been caring for women with breast reduction concerns for over 15 years. During this time, one moment stands out as defining what he aims to achieve with The Breast Reduction Clinic.
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