In a recent article featured on GoodHousekeeping.com, Mackenzie Langan’s story unfolded:
- 18 years old
- High school senior
- Short stature (5 feet tall)
- Breast size 34H
- Constant pain in her neck, back, and shoulders from oversized breasts
- Chafing and bleeding from bra straps digging into her skin
- Unable to comfortably participate in sports
- Uncomfortable in social situations
Mackenzie’s story is about to be told on the TV show Nightline. In her interview, she talks about some additional (emotional) reasons for asking her parents to get her breast reduction surgery as her 18th birthday present:
“Being known freshman year as ‘the girl with the giant boobs,’ having guys date me because I have boobs … And it gives me a lot of self-confidence issues because I feel like I can’t trust people.”
Why Are Younger Girls Experiencing Oversized Breasts?
We published a video earlier this year explaining how hormones in meat and milk can adversely affect the breasts of young men. This same concept can also apply to young women.
Of course, dairy and meat are not the sole causes for this phenomenon occurring. Other environmental and genetic factors are also at play.
The root problem with excessive breast growth lies in too much estrogen in the bloodstream. When greater than normal amounts of this female sex hormone flows through the body, several issues can crop up, including breast growth. For teens (male or female), this can obviously wreak havoc on the mind and body.
Like many other teens with this issue, puberty was the trigger point in Mackenzie’s life. Her breasts started developing very early and very quickly. In fact, by the time she started high school, she was already suffering from deep embarrassment from her appearance as well as the aforementioned physical issues.
How to Get Help With Breast Surgery in NYC or Long Island
Mackenzie has been elated since her surgery because her physical and emotional pain has been taken away after getting breast reduction surgery. Our New York plastic surgeons can help you resolve gigantomastia (extremely large breasts) or even with a breast size that is small for your preference. We have highly-qualified surgeons that can perform other breast procedures such as breast lift and fat transfer (natural breast augmentation).
Most of the patients we treat are above 18 and have had plenty of time to make this important decision about altering their physical appearance. However, if you’re under 18 and are experiencing symptoms similar to Mackenzie’s, give us a call today. You’ll need to bring one of your parents or a legal guardian with you.
In certain severe cases, health insurance may cover some or all of the cost of breast reduction surgery. We can help you figure this out.
Make an appointment at our breast augmentation Long Island or NYC centers by calling us today: (631) 499-1831 or (212) 206-0023.