One of our lovely patients has been kind enough to share her story on what life is like having large breasts. We applaud her courage and honesty and will be sure to keep you posted on her results!
It’s not every day I get asked to write a blog about my breasts but it seems they are big enough to have their own story told about them. I’m 30 years old. I wear size 8-10 but my breast size is 12E. Very top heavy!
My journey to a breast reduction dates back to my early school days…
I still remember the first training bra I had to get. I was in Year 5, still primary school. It was a horrible striped cotton crop top and I’m sure I was the only girl in my class wearing one at 10 years old, I wasn’t proud to be the first.
They continued to grow and the jokes came hard and fast in high school. The boys would ask if they could rest their coke cans on my chest. I was always so self-conscious about my breasts that I would wear my school jumper on 25-degree days. Just imagine how uncomfortable I was when we had swimming for sport.. I will never forget putting my school dress on after a swimming lesson when it split and ripped under my arms because I couldn’t get it over my chest! Lucky I had my jumper that day.
Since school, the jokes have stopped but it hasn’t been any easier. I can’t stand going shopping for bras and swimsuits. Last summer I tried on everything in the swimwear shop and proceeded to have a breakdown in the change room. I ran out of the shop without buying a thing. It never makes it any easier going with friends with nice size C breasts who look good in everything they try on.
Another major factor that has led me to a reduction is my back problem. The top of my back is in constant pain and the sounds that come when I crack my shoulders make those around me cringe.
I got asked the other day why I was wearing 3 sports bras. I was wearing a sports bra, a sports crop top and a sports top with built in support! Not comfortable at all but necessary to keep breasts from giving me two black eyes.
So these reasons and many more have led me to undertaken surgery in eight weeks time. I’ve decided to get into shape for my procedure and I’m two weeks in to my 10-week health challenge. I’ve decided to eat healthy, cut out the mid week wines and exercise more. If I get to cheat a few kilos off my chest it’s only fair that I work on the rest of my body.
I’m not too nervous about the surgery itself and the excitement of the results is enough to get me through. I can’t wait to go and get a new swimsuit for summer!