When do breasts stop growing?

The chest starts to develop a couple of years before the start of menstruation. The age when puberty begins varies from person to person, but usually puberty begins between the ages of five and ten.

When puberty happens the first sign of breast growth is known as ‘budding’. This is where the breast tissue begins to form under the nipple. 

Breasts grow at their own rates, which may mean one breast appears months before the other. Breast asymmetry, where one breast is larger than the other when they stop growing, is a common factor faced by many people. If wanted, breast asymmetry can be treated through corrective surgery such as breast enlargement.

Breast enlargement is one of the most frequently requested cosmetic procedures in the UK. The surgery involves placing breast implants between the breast tissue and chest muscle or behind the chest muscle depending on the patient’s desired outcome. During a free of charge consultation your chosen surgeon will discuss all of the options available to you.

For most people, their breasts will stop growing by the age of 18, though many breasts tend to stop developing around two years after their first period, as puberty slows down. However, the full process can take up to four or five years and fluctuations in weight can also play a part in breast growth.

Within a woman’s lifetime, their breasts change in size and shape. This is due to a number of factors such as age, hormones, medical conditions, lifestyle and pregnancy. 

If you are over the age of 18 and are unhappy with the size of your breasts and have been considering cosmetic surgery for a while why not book in for a free consultation at Pall Mall?

Your free consultation will take place at one of our private clinics in Manchester or Liverpool, or at our private hospital in Newton-Le-Willows. To book a free consultation call us on 0161 394 0045 or use our online enquiry form.

To find out more about breast enlargement surgery visit our website

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