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Seventeen-year-old counting the days until new boobs

A 17-year-old Gladstone girl wants breast implants because she wants to go into sports modelling. File photo
A 17-year-old Gladstone girl wants breast implants because she wants to go into sports modelling. File photo

KIAN (not her real name) believes there's a lot of negativity and judgment surrounding breast implants but she's sticking to her guns.

The 17-year-old will be getting her updated look as an 18th birthday present which her mum is helping to split the cost.

"At first, she thought I was very superficial, because as you said it's a big trend in Gladstone," she said.

"She thought I wanted to be like everybody else, but I told her about the sports modelling side of things.

"She's still wary but she said she'll meet me halfway."

Young Gladstone girls go big on breast implants

Kian's dad, a body builder, is a different story.

"He wants to know why. He doesn't have much of an understanding," she said.

"He doesn't find it natural."

Kian said she had always wanted breast implants and her plans to go into sports modelling helped justify her quest.

"Pretty much the only reason I want to get them - they (breasts) kinda deduct when you're working out, you lose a lot of fat," she said.

"I've kinda wanted them for a while and when I first turn 18, I'm going to do them."

Kian's size is currently about a 12D and she plans to go up one cup size as she believes with training she'll lose fat in that area down to a 12B.

She has a couple friends aged 21 who have had implants but doesn't think it's specific to Gladstone.

"I just think it's a personal thing. I don't think it's more Gladstone - it's not like everyone here has breast implant."

Plastic surgeon says young girls looking for implants isn't unusual

DR Mark Doyle, from Gold Coast Plastic Surgery, says he sees many girls in the 18- to 25-year-old bracket.

"We see a mixture, the girls just wanting to be larger and those that have some sort of actual deformity that they need to fix," he said.

Girls aged 17 cannot get breast implants in Queensland unless a psychiatrist refers them.

"If there's problems with their symmetry and their appearance is affecting their mental state," Dr Doyle said.

There are right and wrong reasons for getting breast implants, Dr Doyle said, and he wouldn't operate on a girl if he didn't think she had her head straight.

"I normally see them on at least a couple of occasions," he said.

"You get a pretty good idea of what people are doing it for after a while.

"If they're mature, they're doing it for self-esteem and themselves. Not because someone else is forcing them into it."

Dr Doyle said there were issues with getting the procedure done overseas.

"It's cheaper, but the disadvantage is we see a lot of people with problems," he said.

"Although they say you can go back and fix it, the problem is number one, the patient has lost confidence in the surgeon that they don't really know, and two, if they're sick or suffering an infection, the last thing you want to do is get on a plane."

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