Distribution of breast augmentations among younger U.S. women by reason 2014

This statistic shows a distribution of breast augmentation procedures among US women aged 18 years and younger in 2014, by reason for surgery. In that year, around 38 percent of breast augmentation procedures were performed to change severe asymmetry.

Distribution of breast augmentation procedures among U.S. women aged 17 years and younger in 2014, by reason*

Reason for surgeryPercentage of total
Severe asymmetry37.6%
Purely cosmetic bilateral breast augmentation**30.6%
Tubular breast deformity12.6%
Congenital micromastia (severe underdevelopment)11%
Poland’s syndrome (congenital absent breast)7.7%
Other0.4%
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Source

Release date

March 2015

Region

United States

Survey time period

2014

Age group

17 years and younger

Supplementary notes

* In 2014, 27 physicians reported performing Breast Augmentation procedures on women 17 and under for the above reasons.
** The FDA recommends that cosmetic breast augmentation be restricted to women age 18 and above.

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