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Had Large Breasts Since 4th Grade - Charlotte, NC
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- Cost: $10,000
- Benson E. L. Timmons, MD (Charlotte, NC)
I have had large breast for most of my life. I...
- 8 Jul 2012
I have had large breast for most of my life. I have never had the fortune of wearing a training bra. I went straight into a B cup in 4th grade. Oh the horror. Being a little girl with women breast and feet. It was awful. I remember a little boy teased me about my breast (said something disgusting) and I chased him. He ran down the stairs and I tripped and fell down 32 stairs. They thought I had broken my neck. That was the start of what it would be like with large breast. I am now in a 34I and my largest was a 34K(while I was nursing my last). I never really thought of getting a reduction. I originally just wanted a lift, but as time passed and they got larger. It seemed like the more logical option. I really am on the fence thinking of the thought of possible nipple sensation loss.
My most recent worst experience is going into a department store and have a Wacoal rep say, "Have you ever thought about getting a breast reduction? You would be a great candidate". Oh the evil things I could have said to that women. Well it's now getting to the point where my children are making fun of my breast. My son and daughter 10 and 5 make little wise cracks about how large my breast are. They walk around with pillows or balls in their shirts saying I'm mommy. I tell my daughter okay hope and pray this doesn't happen to you.
Oh the pain. I had started wearing sports bras only to try and cut down on the shoulder indentions. The drawback is the elastic in the sports bras cause me to spasm and I get horrible migraines. Faster than I do when wearing a normal bra. Here lately I have decided to go National Geographic. Just to cut down on the overall migraines/tension headaches. The only drawback to that is I have armpit boobs, so I tend to pinch my nipples while sleep when I toss and turn with my arms. So I am forced to sleep on my back or stay on my side in those positions all night. I used to say and people pay for these things but I now realize they don't go through the things that women with natural large breast go through. Lucky heffas...lol
I am planning to have liposuction of my flanks, inner thighs near crotch, that back fat roll, TT and breast reduction all at the same time. Hence the full body pictures (had to spray paint to make the hubby feel better). I sprayed the armpits too because I have hideous pits and no one is allowed to see them. I have Hidradenitis Suppuritiva which has left my pits ugly and discolored. I initially planned on getting lipo to my abdominal area as well since I don't have stretch marks or sagging skin. At my consult I was told that I need muscle repair to get a flat stomach as lipo would only flatten me an inch or so since I don't have a lot of fat there (wish I could say the same for those flanks...Ugh)
I suffer from chronic pain and a neurological disorder so I can no longer exercise like I should. There is no way that I could have the reduction and leave my belly sitting out there so I need to have it all.
My Doctor: Benson E. L. Timmons, MD
I found Dr. Timmons on Realself.com. I had a consult with another PS in the area and he did not give me the warm and fuzzies. With Dr. Timmons he was really nice and explained in detail the the procedures and the issues I had. He went over photos with me to help me understand exactly what he was explaining. He left me feeling as if this of course is his profession but that he cared about achieving the best results for his patients. The other PS I went to just was willing to take my money even though I would not have been happy with my results because I would not have been able to achieve what I wanted with those procedures (what a waste of a consult fee). After meeting with Dr. Timmons I was actually excited when I left. This is what sold me on him.