Adolescent Breast Program
Adolescent Breast Program
The Adolescent Breast Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is dedicated to providing comprehensive, multidisciplinary treatment for breast conditions in teenagers and young adults, including macromastia (large breasts), breast asymmetry and gynecomastia.
About Our Program
The Adolescent Breast Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital includes a committed, multidisciplinary team of specialists that provide comprehensive and holistic care for teenagers and young adults with breast conditions. Our team includes highly specialized surgeons, endocrinologists, psychologists, nurses and nurse practitioners.
Meet Our Team
Our team of highly specialized breast providers includes plastic surgeons, psychologists, nurses and nurse practitioners, dedicated to optimizing the experience and outcome of our patients.
Ibrahim Khansa, MD, is a surgeon within the Department Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Nationwide Children's Hospital, and Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at The Ohio State University. He is the director of the Vascular Anomalies Center and a member of the Center for Complex Craniofacial Disorders and the Cleft Lip and Palate Team.
Conditions We Treat
Macromastia refers to enlarged breasts in females. This condition may cause back and neck pain, as well as rashes and limitations with daily activities. In those situations, breast reduction surgery may be beneficial.
Gynecomastia refers to enlarged breasts in males. This condition is common in teenagers and often resolves on its own. However, if it persists for longer than 12 months, it may benefit from breast surgery.
Breast asymmetry in teenage females is common. In certain situations, the asymmetry may be significant and may lead to decreased body image, and difficulty finding clothes that fit. Treatment may include surgery. The type of surgery varies based on patient wishes and surgeon assessment.
What to Expect
Macromastia and Breast Asymmetry
You will begin by seeing our nurse practitioner, who will get a thorough history and physical examination. If your history and physical examination show it is safe for you to have surgery, you will be scheduled to meet with one of our surgeons, who will examine you, and discuss with you the best surgical approach for you. If needed, you can also meet with one of our psychologists to discuss any behavioral health concerns.
The last step before your surgery will be to get preauthorization from your insurance company. Our team will manage this process. Once it is approved, your surgery will be scheduled. The length of your surgery and recovery time after your surgery, will vary depending on the type of procedure that you will be undergoing.