When should breast reduction be performed?
Women who seek breast reduction are typically committed to the idea at a young age. Most are unwavering in their desire despite parental concerns to delay the procedure because of its finality. Overwhelming patient satisfaction with the procedure supports permitting surgery once firm commitment to the idea becomes apparent. Breast size must be stable prior to having surgery, however. Regular menstruation and six months of no breast growth is a reasonable parameter to guide timing in very young women.