Juvenile Breast Reduction


Juvenile Breast Reduction is designed to improve the appearance and symptoms of overly large breasts in young teens. Breast hypertrophy can cause both physical and psychosocial consequences as the breasts are too large for the teen’s body frame. The teen may experience different degrees of back, shoulder, and neck discomfort associated with large breast and may seek the care of a chiropractor to temporarily alleviate some of the pain. Simple juvenile activities such as exersize or shopping are bothersome to young teens experiencing breast hypertrophy. An ideal candidate is at or near their ideal goal weight and must be willing to accept scars resulting from breast reduction surgery in exchange for the improvement in size, contour, and position of the breasts. While breast reduction surgery is one of the most patient pleasing operations performed, the need for further surgery may be necessary in the future if the breasts were to grow large again, for example after pregnancy.

Before / After 4 weeks

This is an actual patient of Dr. Pousti.

The Procedure

During juvenile breast reduction, the excess breast tissue, adipose tissue, and breast skin are removed. This procedure both reduces and lifts the breast to a more pleasing position on the breast mound, improving neck, back, and shoulder discomfort. With the reduced discomfort, teens find it easier to perform their daily activities such as exercise and finding clothing as well as feeling comfortable in clothes is no longer an issue.

Before Surgery

After 1 Side Is Completed

Immediately After Juvenile Breast Reduction

Patient’s Testimonial:

I’m 16yrs old and just had the best experience of my teenage life. A breast reduction! Most would say that 16yrs old is way too young to make such a permanent decision about one’s body. For me the decision was warranted.  At the age of 13 my breast had already reached the size of 28D and I my body frame was a size zero. Talk about disproportion.  By the age 14yrs I had become so uncomfortable with the heaviness dragging on my neck and back that I had to give up gymnastics, horseback riding and tap dance-all things that I loved. I was never one to be uncomfortable with my body, I believe people should love who they are, but having such big breast on my small frame caused me not only physical pain but emotional pain too. I didn’t like the way people looked at me, I didn’t like the way clothes fit, I didn’t like the attention my breast unintentionally brought me. Things like prom dress shopping and getting fitted for a costume for the school play, things that should be fun and memorable made me miserable and embarrassed. I didn’t dare wear a bathing suit or tight fitting t-shirt, those things and the attention they brought just didn’t fit my personality.  By age 16yrs I was size 30F and miserable (l say F-s plus because l was busting out of that size but refused to go bigger)

This surgery is the best thing that has happened to me. I knew I wanted a breast reduction by the time I was thirteen and l was bound and determined to get one. It took several years of coaxing from my mom and my team of doctors-pediatrician, physical therapist, chiropractor and especially Dr. Pousti…he’s a hero in my book. I felt he understood my pain and wanted the best for me.  I’m so glad that Dr. Pousti and his team are the ones that got my insurance to approve this surgery. They made me amazingly comfortable, I wasn’t scared at all. I woke up from the surgery instantly feeling the relief in my neck, back and shoulders that l had dreamed of for over three years. I’m now extremely happy with my body, the results are amazing. I couldn’t have asked for a better doctor.

It’s only been three weeks since my surgery and I honestly feel like a whole new person. Shopping for clothes is super fun…I can buy bras off the rack! I can wear strapless! I love my new 30B’s. They are perfect for me and l’m a very happy confident person because of how much Dr. Pousti and his Team cared. They Rock!

Sincerely with Love

Prime Plastic Surgery consists of the top board-certified surgeons in the country providing the highest caliber of patient care. We offer cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, both surgical and non-surgical, to help patients achieve truly life-changing results. Our surgeons are members of several prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities

Discover what the Prime difference can do for you. Request a consultation online or call our practice at (858) 285-4667.

Contact Prime Plastic Surgery

Rate, Review & Explore

Social Accounts Sprite
Google map image of our location in 8851 Center Dr Ste 300 San Diego, CA

San Diego Office

8851 Center Dr
Ste 300
San Diego, CA 91942

Closed Today

Google map image of our location in 9834 Genesee Ave Ste 100 La Jolla, CA

La Jolla Office

9834 Genesee Ave
Ste 100
La Jolla, CA 92037

Closed Today

Google map image of our location in 2670 Via de La Valle Ste A210 Del Mar, CA

Del Mar Med Spa

2670 Via de La Valle
Ste A210
Del Mar, CA 92014

Open Today 11:00am - 5:00pm

Google map image of our location in 4645 Carmel Mountain Rd Ste 208 San Diego, CA

Carmel Valley Med Spa

4645 Carmel Mountain Rd
Ste 208
San Diego, CA 92130

Closed Today

What is the best time for you?

Add additional time

Which location would you prefer?

Tell us a bit about yourself...

(858) 285-4667 Send a message