Breast Reduction in Teen Star Makes News

September 2, 2015

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Modern Family star, Ariel Winter, made news when she reportedly elected to undergo breast reduction surgery at the age of 17 to reduce her breasts from a 32F to a 34D*. Is it her age, her celebrity, the type of plastic surgery… or all of the above…that makes this newsworthy?

Literally, not a day goes by without a story of some celebrity having cosmetic surgery. And even young celebrities like the Kardashians/Jenners have been in the news over real or rumored enhancements. So in the case of Ariel Winter, it’s the type of plastic surgery that’s made her story so intriguing.

In our society, increasing breast size is far more common than reducing it. In fact, the latest statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) indicate that breast augmentation was the #1 most popular plastic surgical procedure in 2014 (268,000).

But not every woman wants more than Mother Nature gave her. In 2014, breast reduction cases numbered about 115,000.

At Suffolk Plastic Surgeons, we perform breast reduction surgery on women of all ages (and men, too) to relieve the physical and emotional pain that can come with being overly-endowed. In addition to being harassed or embarrassed, women can experience neck and back pain from supporting excessively large breasts. So breast reduction, after the breasts have stopped growing, is an option many women in their late teens or early twenties are embracing. Young women just like Ariel.

Whatever your age, if you’re wondering if breast reduction surgery is right for you, please call the office today for a complimentary consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons.





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