For nearly 15 years, I was known by everyone because of my chest — and not my face or personality. By age 13, I was a DD. For nearly 10 of those 15 years, I wondered what life would be like if I got breast reduction surgery.
For a significant amount of people, having large breasts isn't all fun and games. Carrying an extra few pounds around can cause all sorts of problems, from shoulder grooving, to back and neck pain, and even sweating and rashes. But breast reduction surgeryalthough quite common, is often misunderstood.
People used to make fun of me for not having any boobs. In middle school, while all of my friends were graduating to underwires, I was stuck in a training bra. It sucked. But then, the seventh grade hit, and I started growing a cup size every year—until I had ballooned to a 34I by the time I graduated college.
I never thought that breastfeeding after a breast reduction would be a possibility. They got the attention. But as karma or some dramatic hocus pocus would have it, the year I turned 15I went from cotton crop top wearing flatness to bolder holding underwired DD cups.
Back to Cosmetic procedures. If you're feeling very distressed about the size of your breasts, or they're causing problems like backache, you might be able to have a breast reduction on the NHS. If you're thinking about breast reduction to change your appearance, rather than for health reasons, you'll need to pay for it privately.
I spent years trying to find clothes that made them LESS apparent. Losing weight helped, but not enough. After 20 years of hating my body, I decided to take a step toward doing something about it by talking to my doctor.
Patients and surgeons focus on different factors; patients are most concerned about symmetry, while surgeons are focused more on technical factors. The study also suggests that the information provided before breast reduction surgery and the patient's level of confidence have an important impact on satisfaction with the results. The new report by Dr. Line Bro Breiting of Herlev Hospital, Denmark, is one of the first to evaluate the cosmetic outcomes after breast reduction surgery.
Some would kill for big boobs, but one woman told Shape that breast pain stopped her workouts and tanked her mood—until surgery gave her new hope. Inwhen I was 22, I started thinking about having a breast reduction. I had just graduated from the University of Kansas and had gained a bunch of weight throughout college.