If you have large breasts that are disproportionate to your body and are causing back, neck or other physical issues, you might want to consider getting a breast reduction. Having breasts that are too large for your body, or for what you’re comfortable with, can be extremely hard on your body and your mind.
I’ve wanted a breast reduction for three or four years now, basically since I starting becoming uncomfortable with the size of my breasts. At first I kept it a secret, hoping my boobs would shrink with weight loss. Well as it turns out, I lost the weight and kept the boobs! And as a result it only made my boobs look bigger against my tiny frame. So the years went on, and my boobs didn’t do anything but grow. My confidence was pretty low because of it, and I always seemed to feel like they’re the first thing people see.
So back in November I went to my doctor and told her that I was thinking about getting a breast reduction. She asked me a series of questions about my breast size, types of pain, related injuries, etc. Once she gathered all my info, she sent off a referral to a plastic surgeon that specializes in breast reduction and augmentation. After that, all I could do was wait for a phone call. The waiting time to hear back from a referral varies; I ended up waiting around 5 months. Fast-forward and I’m sitting on bed in an examination room, wearing a paper gown and being measured and questioned by my surgeon.
I was very hopeful about getting my surgery covered by insurance, since the average prices for breast reduction in Canada range from $6000-$8000. The government takes into account things including pain, rashes on your back or under breasts, shoulder grooves, numbness, shortness of breath, etc. Lucky for me, my surgeon said that I meet the exact criteria for a reduction that the government wants to cover.
I have my final appointment in three days, after which I’m planning on writing another post on preparing for breast reduction surgery, followed by a series of posts about my recovery.
If you are suffering, please do something about it. I’ve had big breasts for a long time, and the only reason I didn’t do anything sooner is because of the opinions of other people. Don’t let anybody tell you what is right for you. You are beautiful and amazing, but that doesn’t mean you have to be uncomfortable!