My main reasons for getting a breast reduction is to reduce my back and skin problems, which is why it's covered by my health care, but I'm also hoping this will be good for my emotional health. My bust size makes me feel very self-conscious. It's hard for me to find clothes I feel comfortable in - either things just don't fit because my proportions are weird, or they show an awkward amount of cleavage, or they look bulky and unflattering because the size that fits my chest is way too big for everything else. I've developed a formula of loose, stretchy dress + big scarf that I feel okay in, but it's hard to find anything outside that "uniform" that works, and summer is always hard.
I finally asked my doctor about my back pain, and whether a breast reduction might help, a little over a year ago. He agreed that it would take the strain off my back and referred me to a plastic surgeon, and I had my consultation with my surgeon a few months later. The surgeon agreed that my breasts are too large and heavy for my body, and estimated that he could remove about 3 lbs altogether. I was initially going to have my surgery in August, but since Dr. Schembri operates on a lot of patients with active breast cancer it got bumped to October to accommodate women who needed help more urgently. I finally go in for my procedure tomorrow.
I'm hoping that they can reduce me to a full B/small C cup, or in other words make my breasts about half the size they are now, but we'll see how much of a reduction is realistic once they get in there. Even a D would be better than what I have now! Overall, as long as I feel physically more comfortable I'll be happy, but I'm also really looking forward to feeling more at ease with my body and having more flexibility in what I can wear... and also being able to find bras that aren't $100 each.