I had been putting this off since I was 16, because I wanted to breast-feed if I had children. However at 33 and being single I decided to go ahead and have the procedure done. I accepted breast-feeding would not be an option and do not regret having it done. I am currently one week postop and will update with pictures once the healing process is a little further along. I will say after... more
Hi friends! I have been an avid real self reader for quite sometime now. I think I'm addicted???? my journey begin July 2014, I was given a few recommendations for surgeons before I made a decision to see Dr. John Connors. My first date for my BR was in Oct '14. I had my pre-op appointment and was advised to have my blood work done. I was so excited to be finally on the way! I scheduled an... more
I was practically flat chested my first couple of months in 9th grade. I kid you not, I went from flat chested to Ds by the end of 9th grade. Ever since then my boobs seemed to grow a cup size every year. I am 23 years old and I have 34 JJ size breasts -__-. I just found out my real size about a few days ago when I went to get professionally measured. I measured myself and thought I was at... more
For as long as I can remember, I was called " the girl with the big boobs". I remember back in 6th grade, my friends would tell me how I had nothing compared to them. By 8th grade, a while after my first cycle, I remember being a C cup. Not sure when the jump happened but by the time I graduated high school I was a 36DDD. Jump to 2013, when I had my daughter. I gained some weight with the... more
I'm a proud mom of 3 amazing boys, the oldest of whom is an active duty combat medic for the US Army. I went from a 34C to a 40DDD/E over the last 19+ years. Despite weight loss attempts, my breast cup size has never changed or been affected. I have suffered for many years with severe neck and back pain and I am finally getting the breast reduction I so desperately need. My surgery is... more
Getting excited and nervous for my surgery. My pre op appointment is next Monday. I think by then I will accept this is really happening. I have been huge all my life. I was so skinny in high school that I looked like a popsicle stick with boobs! My back has given trouble but the past year has been pretty bad. If really drove me to make my decision. I tried with 3 different insurance companies... more
I want to feel better about my self and take off weight from my neck and back. Im a 38DDD amd would like to go to a size C cup. I hate my breasts because nothing ever fits and make me look fatter. I hope i get my surgery here, depending on price and make me look better. I know i got this.from my mom. She is big breasted as well. more
I had back pain for the past 5 yrs. I was a 34 d prior to my first child , after my second child my cup size was an I cup.
Dr. Stephenson was the third PS that I consulted with. I enjoyed his eagerness to answer my questions and I never felt rushed.
Even post op he was always available responding to my emails and concerns within moments to a few hours, weekends too.
One of my nipples are... more
We'll I have had big boobs for as long as I recall. My first bra size was a D or DD... I think just skipped the other sizes. All my life I was told I would eventually have to get a reduction but I figured it would be after kids or when they start to basically drag the floor. I loved my boobs but the back pain, neck pain, and shoulder pain have been torturing me. So sleepless nights and calling... more
Hi everyone. I recently joined this sight out of a broken heart. I'm 23 years old no kids and a size 36 G/H. My fiancé had been fussing with me to get a new bra because the one decent bra I have is entirely too old. So we go to the mall to get a bra. Just to be told that my frame is too small for the size cup I am. After checking 3 different stores my heart was officially broken and left the... more
I went from not having a flat chest to an explosion in high school. My breasts have continued to grow from there. I think I'm in like a 36 J, well last time I checked and that was when I was pregnant with my son. He is about to be a year old this month. I absolutely despise bra shopping lol. I have always had a small frame (well up until I had my son) so my breasts look huge on me.
I feel so lucky to have found Dr. Lawrence. She calmed my fears, listened to what I wanted, and figured out how to achieve the result perfectly. When I first saw my breasts after bandages removed I was stunned with how perfect they looked and realized she had really heard and understood me. I am so grateful. This doctor and her staff are a wonderful treasure. more
I am a 49 yr old mother of two, I have had large breast since high school
and I've finally got the courage to have it done. I will have about 3 consultations
before I decide on a PS. My question so far is .. is it safe to have the procedure
outside of a hospital? I'm nervous about that. I'm a 38DD and wish to have a large B or Small C. just in case I gain weight. This site has been... more
My breasts began growing and sagging after age 40 until I was a uncomfortable 38DD. I was so afraid that they were going to keep growing and growing. The weight was unbearable as I had shoulder grooves, back and neck problems. I am 5'9" and not obese. I could lose about 10 pounds to wear a size 4. Working out was nearly impossible especially anything that required sudden moves or... more
First, thank you for reading my post. I am truly appreciative of REAL SELF for creating this community as it helps people like me to research the resources that are on the internet. Secondly, after years of having big breast, I have decided to get a breast reduction via my insurance. I know it is going to be fight with United Healthcare Choice Plus but I cant pay for another... more
I received a breast reduction and afterwards my areola never was intact shortly after was advised to allow time to heal or offered skin graft if not healed once I returned I was advised skin graft no longer an option but to have tattoo to fix my "problem". I would not recommend her due to her lack of ownership and her staff is not friendly nor comforting in a sensitive matter more
I live in atlanta and I am starting the journey for my breast reduction. I would love to he a B cup but I will take a C. BCBS has approved me for a breast reduction with one PS but I wasn't pleased with the doctor. My next consultation is this Thursday Sept. 25th with Dr. Wang-Ashraf. I'm nervous.....
My consultation was great! It seemed like Dr. Ashraf read my mind. She answered every... more
I researched breast reduction on the internet to the fullest. I only went to see Doctor Crawford. I didnt get a second opinion. Now that could be good or bad...However I liked him from the start. He is friendly, knowledgable and extremely handome...lol...that was a plus.
Within a month I had surgery....we really didnt discuss cup size...I was a 38J. He said he would adjust according to my... more
I am currently a 38 I/J cup I have been approved by my insurance to have 1000 grams removed from each breast. I have been heavy chested my entire life! It's painful and I noticed that I started gaining weight because working out has become painful. I am hoping getting a breast reduction will stop the pain in my back, neck, and shoulders. Above all help me stay at a healthy weight. I do... more
Hello - I've spent the last few days reading many, many of your wonderful blogs and hoping to be able to be an active participant here. I've been wanting to have a BR for at least twenty-five years and investigated it about eighteen years ago but wasn't able to get the insurance and thought that I'd be stuck with "them" forever. However, a recent challenge has turned into a cloud with a... more