Posted in Teenagers
Anonymous

I need advice on a subject that can be controversial. My 14yr old girl developed early, by 11 she already had her period. Right now our concerns are chest related. She is currently a 38dd and complains of back ache. No wonder. However she does have genuine pain for a legitimate reason. She has shown interest in a breast reduction to relieve her pain. I’m conflicted seeing she is still in the growing process and have a hard time believing a doctor would do the procedure at her age. BUT seeing her in pain & struggle is having me seek other alternatives, if any, and looking for help. I’ve kept this anonymous because of the issue but would welcome any info you feel worthy. Thank you.

  • Anne
    Apr 10, 2018

    I know a girl who got a breast reduction for her 18th birthday. She was very happy with her decision. So it can be done. Personally I would wait until she is older, but keep a dialogue open with her and her physician/GYN about the issue. Also, make sure she is wearing properly fitted bras. I have a similar sized chest and I go to Nordstrom and invest serious $$ in bras. It's worth the expense to get a couple of really good, really well fitted bras. Make sure to replace them at least once per year when the elastic starts to go out.

  • Milania
    Apr 10, 2018

    The reason most drs will say no is because she is still growing. Most girls that get a reduction early on, need another one usually at 21 when they stop growing

  • Anonymous
    Apr 10, 2018

    Thank you both for your remarks. You both have given me options and i am so grateful.

  • Erika
    Apr 23, 2018

    Until she's older I would look into sports bras.. Or anything with wide bands and straps and especially wide across the back to help distribute the weight and hold them closer to her body. I'm so sorry she's going through this but yes until she's done growing she's kind of stuck managing it and you spending a good $60+ per bra so they'll be more comfortable

  • Kailey
    Apr 25, 2018

    Also some weight lifting to strengthen support muscles. Obviously tread lightly so she doesn’t damage her growth.

  • Cassandra
    May 04, 2018

    If your breasts weigh a certain amount insurance will cover cost I believe age 16 and up but possibly 18 and up.

  • Lisa
    May 06, 2018

    I have no help, but getting some good bras sounds like a good plan. Prayers for her.

  • Anonymous
    May 07, 2018

    Thanks everyone. It’s so hard when your baby is hurting & there is nothing to do.

  • Jennifer
    May 27, 2018

    Girls stop growing before 21. My daughter stopped at 14. She is now 16 and the doctor actually told her at 14 she was done. I would ask her doctor and then reevaluate the surgery.

  • Anonymous
    May 27, 2018

    Thank you Jennifer

  • Anonymous
    Jun 04, 2018

    Well I took my girl to the doctor the other day. She has recommended an appt with a chiropractor as a first step. They will be evaluate if a breast reduction is necessary. Just wanted to update.

  • Anne
    Jun 04, 2018

    Good luck anon!

  • Kayla
    Sep 01, 2018

    I started at nine and and had about the same cup size. At 14 many doctors wouldn't do it, but it would be worth bringing up at a doctors appointment. In the mean time, take her a place that actually sizes for bras and splurge on something that is actually going to give the support she needs. That will help tremendously. Victoria secret does, but they aren't always the best, I suggest lane Bryant or somewhere more private/personal.