Nacogdoches plastic surgeon weighs in on teen girls having breast reduction

Nacogdoches plastic surgeon weighs in on teen girls having breast reduction
Source: KTRE Staff
Source: KTRE Staff

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - A growing number of teens are developing their breast faster, which causes a lot of physical and emotional pain. In recent years, breast reduction surgery has helped these women.

"I had wanted to get a breast reduction since I developed because I was in excruciating pain," Ariel Winter, an actress said in an interview on Good Morning America. "I couldn't sit up straight, it was always super uncomfortable for me to sleep, it was uncomfortable for me to walk, and I remember breaking down in dressing rooms because I couldn't find a bathing suit."

Winter stole America's heart when she starred as Alex Dunphy on Modern Family. Growing up in the public eye brought Winter's body development center stage.

Having a heavy bosom is something many young girls can relate to.

"As a teen your breast are still growing, generally we try putting it off until that process is done," Gregory Wittpenn, a Physician who specializes in Plastic surgery said. "Now in days it seems like young girls finish that process much earlier."

Wittpenn said having heavier breast is not a life or death situation but could be very damaging to your health.

"This is where over time you reach a point where you don't want to tolerate it anymore," Wittpenn said. "People use IB Profane or go to a chiropractor. I mean there is a number of things people try to do, no one wants to have surgery unless you have to."

An overwhelming bosom causes a lot of physical and emotional pain.

"Women that suffer with overly large breast typically complain of upper back, neck and shoulder discomfort, sometimes headaches," Wittpenn said. "You can get issues with rashes with skin beneath the breast."

Wittpenn told KTRE that many clients are young athletes.

"Young ladies that are involved in volleyball where there is jumping and bouncing, I mean those are the things that can be even more uncomfortable related to heavy breast," Wittpenn said.

Although many people are skeptical about going under the knife, Wittpenn said all results have been the same.

"If they suffer from these symptoms it always amazing to me how quickly they feel better," Wittpenn said.

Some insurance policies will exclude this operation regardless of health reasons. However, Wittpenn says his office will help you figure out the best solution.

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