Hello all. I have been following the stories on realself for quite some time, and now that my insurance company has scheduled my surgery, I thought it would be a prime time to begin sharing my own. All of you ladies have been so helpful in normalizing this experience, and all of the feelings that come with it through the entire process. I feel so much more prepared and reassured thanks to this... more
I first started developing in 4th grade. By 6th grade, I was a C cup. The kids in school were cruel and relentless, making up stories that I was stuffing my bra. Each kid created a different story about what my boobs were made of - balloons, tissues, etc. They would slam into my shoulders as they passed me in the hall and the popular girls talked a scrappy mexican girl into beating me up in PE... more
I have wanted a breast reduction since my 20s. I am so grateful for the excellent work Dr. Linda Huang has done for me. I am free of the burden of large breasts. I am six pounds lighter. I feel so happy and grateful to be able to live an easier life! The recovery has not been bad at all. I only had to take 4 pain pills after getting home, then extra strength tylenol. I have been able to... more
I am 19 years old and just finished my first year of college. I have been bothered by my large breasts since I was 13; I always had much bigger boobs than the girls in my grade and I felt self conscious (I have been in the D range since I was 15 and am now either a DD or DDD depending on the store). I had to live through the snide comments from boys that I thought would go away once I got to... more
Thank you to all who post here!
Every newsletter that comes to my email I go through completely. Reading all the posts has already helped me so much about what to expect, what products to use, everything.
Will post pics as soon as I start taking some.
Was always basically normal size, but on the fuller side i.e. 34B at 20yrs. Gradually grew with age. At 40 was a 38D or DD. Gained a lot of... more
I'm 56 years old, 5'9" and 150 lbs. and the ten lbs I'm overweight is mostly carried in my middle :( my bra size according to the chart is a 34G!!! I was a 34B for many years, the with weight gain I went up a cup size. Then I took medicine for five years that made me very hungry, so I gained 50 lbs. and even though I don't take the medicine anymore it doesn't matter, I can't get rid of the... more
Hi all. I've been obsessing over this site for about a month now. I have always had very large breasts. I attempted to have a BR at age 20 when they were a bit more manageable 36DDD. I was ultimately rejected by my insurance then. I never even thought to appeal. Here I am 16 years later. Happily married with 2 boys born by C-Section. I actually think it was a bit of a blessing g I... more
Hi ladies! First I want to thank everyone who has shared their experience on here, you all have been so brave and your stories have helped me get through my experience. I am currently one week post op and I am so happy with my results. I'm 28 years old, 5'2" I was 179 pre and 172 post. I can't believe how different I look and feel now, I was a 42g and now once my swelling goes down I will be... more
This was the best thing I have ever done for myself. Dr. Rodgers and her staff are perfectionists in every sense of the word. The surgery was a huge success, my breasts are perky and age appropriate. She is a master! My scarring is minimal, even at just 4 weeks out. Her after care is exceptional. From Dianne, (booking) Katie (PA) Brooke (PA) and Julie(reception) they saw that all of my... more
Excited for my surgery but I am stunned to find out how little insurance will actually cover. I am still going through the review process to get it approved, but OMG. The contracted amount they will pay my surgeon is less than $2000. I have Premera Blue Cross. So my out of pocket looks like it will be around $7000. I say that because I have to pay my deductible, then I pay 20% of the... more
Hello everyone! I am so glad there is this community. Your posts have helped me a lot. Thanks!
I am a healthy 61 years old, 5’3” 123 lbs. women with a 34DDD+ bra size. My frame is small so it is hard to carry such large breast. Over the last 40 years this has caused back pain, shoulder indentations, and my back is getting curved.
Most people don’t realize how big my breasts are. I... more
I have been reading the posts and looking at the pictures on Real Self regarding my procedure to get and idea and expectations of the surgery. I have to admit there are some really brave women on here.
A little about me, I will turn 37 this week. I have a 15 year old son, and my breasts were fine after having him and even after breast feeding. I used to be a 32B. Somewhere along the... more
My Large breast or breast Hypertrophy is causing me functional problems such as; chronic back, neck and shoulder pain with shoulder grooving. I am 33yrs old, my height is 5ft4in, my weight is 130lbs, my BMI is 22.3 normal, my body surface area is 1.6431m2, and my current bra size is 34DDD/F, which is top heavy for my small body frame. Living with breast Hypertrophy makes it difficult for me to... more
Hi! I have been devouring everyone's stories for about 2 weeks now. Thank you to everyone for their candid information - it has helped me immensely through this process!
My story is similar - have had large breasts my whole life (began developing in 3rd/4th grade). Through middle and high school I received lots of extra attention from the boys because I was so overdeveloped. In those days... more
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