Rise In US Teen Girls Having Breast Reduction Surgeries Because Of Increasing Bustlines
Everybody! Great news! Breasts are getting bigger! Awesome! Nothing could possibly wrong with this, right? Right?
Wrong, apparently. As breast size increases, so does the number of breast reduction surgeries in America, as well as the willingness of doctors to operate on teenage girls.
Though the reconstructive surgery was generally suggested only for girls who were at least 18-years-old, the procedure has become more common.
Miss Montalvo had been interested in getting her breasts reduced for years, and started speaking with plastic surgeons about it when she was 15.
While most doctors aim to wait until the patient is 18, some cases call for immediate measures.
Many factors cause women to undergo the surgery, including undesired attention, difficulty fitting into clothes, and low self-esteem, in addition to the shoulder and back pains that come with a busty figure.
For Monika, it was a combination of all three.
According to Women's Wear Daily, the median breast size in America jumped from a 36C in 2000 to a 36DD in 2010.
Men everywhere are groaning at this news, but after hearing the reasons for the surgery, we may understand it better.
Well, maybe not. Elite.