Worth it?

  • dancegirl20
  • 1 year ago

Hi! I'm a 19 year old girl who consider a breast reduction, but would love to hear the opinions of girls who've already done it :) I'm 5 f 8, weigh 143 lbs, with a bra size of 32G. My upper back and neck has started to ache over the last two years, and it's even more problematic since I've gone in to full time dance training... Truth is that I've never been comfortable with the size of my breasts, but I've never really thought of surgery as a solution. So, I'm a bit confused and would love to hear about your opinions! 

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Hi dance girl, I'm 48 and i wish i could 'speak' to my 19 year old self. If I could, here is what I'd say... ''a BR is not a scary as you think! The ache in your neck and upper back, the stares from men, the comments and how you find clothing to fit and look as nice as you want to look, the embarrassment of being looked at in a bikini and the difficulty when dancing, running, jumping and feeling free to move comfortably is worse then the post op discomfort of a BR. The benefits of feeling pain free, light and able to move and look fabulous, wear what you want to and being able to move freely whether you jump, swim, dance or for just being happy are worth a few small scars which will fade eventually and the rest for a few week after you op. To my 19 year old self- go and do it now. Please do not wait until you are 48 and for decades suffer all the above issues. Life is short- live it at its fullest. You are only young once- get it done and good luck''. That is what I would say to myself and to you. It is well worth it. Think it through and research it well, but be realistic about how your life is now with all the pain and lack of freedom to dance and look at the benefits of having normal sized boobs. Then see a PS and weight it all up then decide....good luck. x x
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Hi Dancegirl, I am in my 50's and had my first consult about getting a reduction when I was about your age. I always talked my self out of it. I finally had it done in December and I am so glad I did. However, because of your age, you may have conerns that older women do not have. I assume that you do not have any children and if you intend to have kids, I would be sure to discuss the effects of the reduction on your ability to breast feed. Many women do breastfeed after a reduction and this may not be foremost on your mind now, but it may be oneday:) I wish I would have done it sooner because I never wore the cute tops other girls my age wore because I was so self concious about my large breasts, and the relief from the constant back, neck and shoulder pain has been immediate. Good luck, don't let fear and anxiety influence your decision. (I know it is easier said than done!)
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Thank you so much for your very honest answer! That's the kind of thing I need :) I'm definitely leaning towards having the reduction and going to see a doctor in a few weeks.
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Its not a walk in the park but its worth it. The relief from the back and neck pain is in itself worth it, but you also get the added bonus of firmer perkier more youthful boobs! You'll have a much easier time shopping, finding dance outfits, bras and bathing suits. You might even be able to go without a bra. I think its worth it. Just don't expect it to be easy. Its not terribly painful but its very emotionally exhausting.
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