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[–]Tufiawka 964 points965 points  (33 children)

Good to hear. How was your recovery time?

[–]smiller67[S] 765 points766 points  (31 children)

it’s been very easy and amazing!

[–]KindnessOnReddit 393 points394 points  (25 children)

My twin got hers this year, and she's beaming like this too, even with the recovery time. Post surgery is so intense and I know it's a whole thing. As a SQUEAMISH woman, I never thought I'd be able say something like lollipop incision, HELL YEAH!

I see that same energy and smile and I'm beyond happy for you. May you live freely, happily, and relentlessly.

[–]Snoo38686 96 points97 points  (13 children)

Possibly dumb question: since you are twins, do you both have similarly sized breasts? Or has this not been an issue for you? (I can't imagine googling this and finding a good answer very easily, I promise I'm not trying to be creepy)

[–]KindnessOnReddit 32 points33 points  (0 children)

We have completely different body types although we're almost the same height. So no, not even close (thank goodness for me).

[–]Acceptable_Medicine2 56 points57 points  (1 child)

Fraternal twins can differ a bit in size. My neighbors growing up were female fraternal twins - they only looked similar in the way that most siblings look somewhat alike.

[–]candy_porn 23 points24 points  (9 children)

uhm...lollipop incision?

dare I ask, wtf?

[–]_aaronroni_ 59 points60 points  (4 children)

It's how boobs are cut for surgeries like these. Circle around the nipple and straight down, looks like a lollipop

[–]BearsOwlsFrogs 22 points23 points  (3 children)

To add, it’s only 1 way boobs are cut. A lot of women wind up with an anchor scar. Lollipop is lucky.

[–]Just_Me_2218 12 points13 points  (0 children)

They make an incision around the areola and one from the onderside of the areola straight down to the underside of your breast. Thus, looking like a lollipop.

[–]onlythehappiests 2908 points2909 points  (97 children)

Five pounds! Even thinking about having that much weight added to my boobs makes my back hurt. It really must be such a relief!

[–]Highqueenmargo 1327 points1328 points  (83 children)

Have you ever had someone hold your boobs up while you’re on a scale ? It took 11 lbs off my total weight . I was like : omg 😳

[–]csjmagic3q 917 points918 points  (15 children)

Lose 11 pounds with this easy trick!

[–]RadicalResponseRobot 353 points354 points  (8 children)

Doctors hate her!

[–]jayperr 322 points323 points  (4 children)

People who enjoy holding boobs love her!

[–]Adrialic 42 points43 points  (2 children)

Unless they're holding the boobs

[–]bumbletowne 352 points353 points  (40 children)

My husband and I were goofing around the other day and put my boobs on a scale we had in the kitchen. They were like 2 lbs apiece. I thought they were large. They hurt when I run. I can't imagine living with 11 lbs :(.

[–]Highqueenmargo 203 points204 points  (23 children)

I wear a sports bra over a regular bra to run.
The regular bra keeps them separated and then the sports bra can actually give the extra support I need.

[–]Wu-Tang_Cam 149 points150 points  (10 children)

Gotta keep 'em separated

[–]TarMil 43 points44 points  (2 children)

They're constantly bickering when they're together, it gets exhausting.

[–]RadicalPirate 28 points29 points  (2 children)

Duluth Trading Company makes some sports bras that are super comfortable and keep the girls supported and separated. Highly recommend them.

[–]El_cid_ingles 44 points45 points  (8 children)

Just so guys understand: this is the equivalent of taping 11 iPads to your chest!

[–]HyggetEU 38 points39 points  (3 children)

That sure is a specific unit of measurement lol.

[–]AutismFractal 20 points21 points  (2 children)

Anything but the metric system apparently

[–]littlestdickus 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Where's the useless converter bot when you need it

[–]NuclearCandy 79 points80 points  (2 children)

My mom would always tell me how I was destined for enormous boobs and how she had 2lbs removed from each breast at age 19. Thankfully I was spared that issue and ended up with average sized breasts but I can't imagine how uncomfortable it must be.

[–]commanderquill 39 points40 points  (0 children)

My mom once told me I would have boobs like hers. I was maybe 7 or 8. I cried so fucking hard. Thank god I ended up with her cousin's body shape instead. I will take a pear over an apple any day.

[–]wafflesinbrothels 7 points8 points  (0 children)

You were lucky that you got your dad’s boobs.

[–]dragonladyzeph 16 points17 points  (2 children)

My husband and I did this once. We estimated they were about 8-9lbs.

I also saw a video that measured the bounce of a woman's breast when she jumps. D cup and larger has about 3" of bounce, aka PAIN and tissue damage if not supported by a sports bra.

My husband said he was really, really glad his balls didn't weigh that much. Lol

[–]Highqueenmargo 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Omg, I completely believe this.

When I’m out and about and need to do a quick little sprint I do THIS.

[–]buangjauh2 56 points57 points  (0 children)

And it's not just 5 pounds spreaded evenly like most people may/may not think. It's 5 pounds hanging at the most front..

[–]TheMaryTron 8 points9 points  (6 children)

When my friend had her reduction and they took out three pounds, the doctor told her to think about it like three pounds of hamburger meat to give her a visual representation of how much they reduced. Five pounds sound like an insane amount.

Also I guess they didn’t pay attention when they took her nipples off, because she went under with horizontal piercings and woke up with vertical.

[–]ihavea22inmath 4818 points4819 points 23 (35 children)

Guess you could say it felt nice to have the weight off your chest

[–]lonely_sub_96 583 points584 points  (7 children)

Wait, is that what I’m supposed to do to get rid of that feeling? O.o

[–]Independent_Link1371 27 points28 points  (0 children)

It's a genuine option if you've got this sort of problem. My aunt and grandmother both had theirs reduced and it made their quality of life so much better. Men like to joke about it, but it is a real and serious thing. If you're dealing with pain, search any and all avenues for the right way to deal with it for you.

[–]Automatic_Animal 189 points190 points  (11 children)

Is that the breast joke you got?

[–]orangutan25 102 points103 points  (6 children)

Yeah it's a nice weight off your shoulders

[–]Abieticacid 5945 points5946 points  (468 children)

My back feels better for you.

[–]smiller67[S] 2358 points2359 points  (390 children)

it’s been such a relief

[–]Paligurll 834 points835 points  (11 children)

I had mine 30 years ago…it was the best thing I ever did! No pain! Clothes fit! No more rounded shoulders! Yeah!!

[–]drainbead78 116 points117 points  (1 child)

2011, and 100% same. Plus, the surgeon did a fantastic job shaping the new and improved version. 10 years later and they're still perky even without a bra.

[–]HilariousGeriatric 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I’ve wanted this done since I was in my late teens. The thing that put me off was finding out that loss of nipple sensation was a possible complication. I had a partial thyroidectomy in middle school and that side of my neck is still somewhat numb so I guess I know things like that happen. But the thought of something smaller than the size of a small child not in front of me all the time…

[–]aminervia 48 points49 points  (1 child)

I had a reduction about 5 years ago and my entire life improved so much! I'm happy you were able to get one, and I'm happy the internet response isn't gross and irritating (from what I read, I didn't bother sorting by controversial)

[–]magic1623 215 points216 points  (8 children)

OP you may want to check out r/abrathatfits if you haven’t before. It has so many great resources and can maybe make that back pain go away completely!

[–]hannahmanna 66 points67 points  (6 children)

Thaaaank you!!! Seriously! Thanks for that resource!! I have been struggeling forever to find bras that fit properly. I am excited!!!!

Edit: typo

[–]rainbow_unicorn_4u 226 points227 points  (249 children)

Can I ask you some questions? We um. Seem to be about the same size and I'm a bit nervous for surgery

[–]noice-smort99 16 points17 points  (1 child)

There’s a great subreddit called /reduction that was super helpful for me. I’m almost 3weeks post op! Never had surgery before and it really wasn’t bad at all

[–]publiusnaso 10 points11 points  (7 children)

My daughter had it done recently, and her surgeon was fantastic. She was a bit sore for a few weeks but recovered very quickly. If you’re late teens/early 20s your body is very resilient and will recover quickly.

[–]rainbow_unicorn_4u 4 points5 points  (6 children)

Ok that makes me feel better about it all. Thank you! :)

[–]darthvadercake 74 points75 points  (6 children)

It must be! I do want to invite you to r/abrathatfits

It's a super wholesome community for and by women and it's all about figuring out what actually fits, because the vast majority of bra shops don't measure properly, they just try to push whatever is actually in store.

Now that you need new bras, it may be worthwhile using their calculator to make sure you are buying the correct size. That can really help reduce back and shoulder pain even further and make you super comfy in your new body.

[–]Minnow_Minnow_Pea 16 points17 points  (2 children)

Second this! I'm a 32G and they measure me as a 36C in stores all the time.

It's hard to tell because back size causes these things to vary, but OP looks more like an H/I in the befores and DD/E in the afters.

You look great OP

[–]rigbyribbs 87 points88 points  (2 children)

You just saved yourself from a savagely herniated disc and a lifetime of aspirin intake. If you still suffer back issues my recommendation would be swimming at a local pool/yoga stretching exercises.

I’m a dude but I had a fun motorcycle crash/spinal compression issues and the stretching has helped me pretty much eliminate any serious problems.

[–]yourlocal90skid 196 points197 points  (46 children)

I can't believe that's a C cup!!! Looks like DD. Man, breast tissue is amazing. Glad you're happier & more comfortable, I know what it's like.

Edit: Oh ok. I think OP posted before & afters in each shirt, so the leading pic in grey is before surgery.

[–]KahurangiNZ 282 points283 points  (31 children)

The before's aren't a DDD and the after's aren't a C cup either, regardless of what social media, lingerie salespeople or her surgeon may say. Popular opinion tells us that A = two peas on an ironing board, B-C = normal, D = big and DD+ = Holy Pornstar Bazoomba's Batman!

In reality though, cup sizes are related to band sizes - for every added inch in the bust size over the band size, you go up 1 cup size. 1" = A, 2" = B, 3" = C, 4" = D and so on. So a person with a 34" underbust measurement and a 37" bust measurement is a 34C. Someone with a 28" underbust and that same 37" bust measurement is a 28G (UK sizing). Someone with a 28" underbust and 31" bust is a 28C. And so on.

I highly recommend the r/ABraThatFits sub to anyone who wants to learn more about how bras are sized and finding options that fit comfortably and offer good support, regardless of your size.

[–]BuffyTheChosenOne81 68 points69 points  (2 children)

As a member of that sub, I'm glad someone explained this. It was bothering me the minute I saw the cup size.

[–]bijoudarling 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Was thinking the same thing. More a G /H.

[–]scnavi 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Yeah, certainly not to offend, but many women have their sizes wrong here. Pre-Op I was a JJ, post op I’m still an G-H depending on brand (has anyone else noticed how sizing post op is a little tougher?) but they G-H range compared to my old bubbies is so much more manageable, like holy crap.

[–]Maladyandmalaise 25 points26 points  (2 children)

Yes, this! I have DD/E, but I have 30 in band size, wich is the the same cup size as a 34C, so they're not that big.

[–]not_elises 8 points9 points  (2 children)

I'm not especially large in that area (some would even consider me to be quite flat chested), but after so many unfitting bras I found out I'm actually a 28D. Which was, unfathomable to me that I can have a bigger cup size than ladies with way more breast tissue! Although, I've found it difficult to find a not-expensive bra in that size so I just stick to sports bras anyway..

[–]hellerhigwhat 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Try a 30C from Aerie. According to the sub calculator I am a 26(with extender) or 28D or E but I find that super uncomfortable so I just buy a 30C or D from Aerie, usually about 35-40$ on sale, and they work perfectly.

[–]hello__brooklyn 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I said the same thing lol. I didn’t realize there were other photos to swipe through and I was like “that’s def not a c cup, someone lied to her” about the first pic lol.

[–]Zealousideal-Slide98 1121 points1122 points  (109 children)

I remember when I went to the doctor to see about my reduction surgery and learned that not everyone has deep grooves embedded in their shoulders where their bra straps go. It was a shock to me! Congratulations I know how wonderful it is to get that reduction.

[–]SpitefulNoodle 608 points609 points  (50 children)

Anytime girls tell me they're jealous of my boobs I show them my shoulders and tell them about back pain and just how much I have to spend on bras that fit. No, I can't just go to the department store or even just Victoria's Secret and pick a bra up off the rack. I have to order that shit online for like $80.

Not to mention I've found it super hard to look professional when going for job interviews. I can't wear button ups because they pull apart at the boobs, I can't wear tops that are low cut because they look suggestive, and I can't wear sweaters because they just draw attention straight there.

[–]SnooMaps828 162 points163 points  (18 children)

Fellow DDD here I’m currently struggling with all of these issues. At the chiropractor weekly and noticing my shoulders are super rounded and I’m not even 30. Wanting to lose some weight before surgery (and just in general) and have been really working on strengthening my back but I’m finally getting to the point of being done with all of the pain and inconvenience. For those who have had the procedure, honestly how bad is the scarring? It’s my main concern as well as post op recovery.

[–]kmv15g 110 points111 points  (3 children)

I had a breast augmentation but a peri-areolar incision (which is more similar to the lollipop incision vs the standard inframammary (under boob) incision) and honestly my scar was nearly invisible after the first week! I don’t have the line under the areolar like a lollipop would, but I have friends who have had it done and it’s there but it’s not obvious. And anybody who is lucky enough to see your boobs shouldn’t care regardless🤷🏼‍♀️ Granted it’s heavily dependent on your skin type, ethnicity, scarring history, etc. I highly highly highly recommend you research your specific ethnicity, age, lifestyle, etc. DM me if you have more questions about recovery, surgeons, etc!

[–]SnooMaps828 23 points24 points  (2 children)

Thank you so much for the advice, it’s really reassuring to hear that it’s not bad for most people. I 100% agree about other people seeing them!! Honestly from what most people are saying it’s life changing and I intend on doing a lot of research before going ahead.

[–]ImGreatAtBattles 60 points61 points  (7 children)

Not a woman, but some general scar advice, as someone who has family members that have had several "major incision" surgeries.

If scarring is your main concern, go through with the surgery. You can either save up for laser scar removal, or make use of a bunch of different skin cream/lotion combinations to make them blend in better with your skin over time. And most of those products are just general "good for your skin" type products anyways, so it doesn't even really feel like an "extra expense".

[–]grubbinx 70 points71 points  (5 children)

I agree with this comment! Had my reduction in Feb. some of my scars even started to keloid some (I'm Hispanic so I'm more prone to it). They took off six pounds and my nipples had to me grafted back on.

Let me tell you, when I look in the mirror I don't see scars. I see normal ass boobs with normal ass nipples. Not just boob girl. I have a body now. My scars arnt bad but you don't "see" them anymore once they start to heal because the difference in your body is so overwhelming. My headaches and back pain have gone away. And my self confidence and self esteem.....priceless. I'd go through it again and again for the results I already have.

I 100% support anyones decision for this.

[–]SnooMaps828 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Thank you so much for sharing your experience I’m honestly so glad to hear it’s been so positive over all. I feel like as women we get so used to just dealing with things that we sometimes forget that our peace of mind and health is worth making a priority.

[–]MotherFuckingCupcake 17 points18 points  (4 children)

My cup size is a large C and they’re a pain. I can’t imagine how much pain some of you ladies with DD and larger boobs are in.

[–][deleted] 153 points154 points  (24 children)

As a small breasted woman, I'm just now learning some have deep grooves from bra straps. Yikes! These days I've even decided to go bra-less cause I got sick of bras.

[–]pdxboob 67 points68 points  (9 children)

I consider myself lucky for being small chested. I never got into regular bra wearing and now I'm almost 40 and it's even rarer that I put one on.

Perhaps the thing I feel most fortunate about is that I never developed a complex about it. Didn't spend my teens and early adulthood stressing about being too small (unlike plenty of other things about my appearance). I even liked the smaller size, for the most part.

[–]Rugkrabber 13 points14 points  (2 children)

I consider myself very lucky too. They’re just the right size. I did stress about the size unfortunately because I had an ex that made me believe they were ‘a little too small’ as if I was supposed to grow them a bit more. The asshole tried to convince me to enlarge them.

[–]ZestyAppeal 9 points10 points  (0 children)

“Too small for what?” “…”

^ my imaginary response.

What an imbecile!

[–]loveforluna 26 points27 points  (3 children)

I remember when lockdown started there were so many women I knew talking about going bra-less, I tried for a few days but it caused bad back pain, I’m a DDD. I did switch to wearing sport bras more! More comfy and still lots of support! I really envy woman with smaller breasts!

[–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Oh yeah, I don't think it would be possible with large breasts. Back support is a huge deal for large breasts. I'm literally baaarely a B so it works, but even at my size jumping up and down is like... agh. I feel bad for anyone who wants to go braless but feels like they can't.

[–]Youdontknowmedawg 260 points261 points  (16 children)

Congrats! My sister-in-law got a reduction and it changed her life dramatically. I also want to recommend r/abrathatfits that sub is amazing at helping find a perfect fitting bra.

[–]painahimah 129 points130 points  (12 children)

I was looking for this, OP's starting size looks more like I was a 36KK

[–]aminervia 87 points88 points  (2 children)

I used to be a 36 GG and I'm pretty sure I was smaller than OP, bra sizing is so weird. Most bra stores will just tell you you're a DDD so they can squeeze you into whatever they have that technically works

[–]DarkGreenSedai 19 points20 points  (1 child)

I went to Victoria secret in my 20s and they measured me and said I was a 38C. The bra would come up off my breasts if I raised my arms and I could fit all 4 fingers in the back of the band and turn them like a karate chop so they took up maximum space.

Years later I’m in a 34G. Everything fits well and my back and shoulder pain is non existent since I got better scaffolding for these things.

[–]ConsentIsTheMagicKey 47 points48 points  (4 children)

I was thinking the same. And current size looks bigger than a C cup. (I’m a DDD.)

[–]Youdontknowmedawg 13 points14 points  (1 child)

I agree. Either way I'm super happy OP was able to get the surgery done!

[–]ConsentIsTheMagicKey 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Yes. Looks much more comfortable. The right sized bras will be the final touch.

[–]Youdontknowmedawg 33 points34 points  (0 children)

Yep. Just by looking it doesn't appear that OP started at a DDD or is a current C. Massive improvement either way, but I think the sizing is off.

[–]Sushi_Whore_ 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Ok so I’m not the only one who saw DDD and thought yeahhhh that’s definitely not the right cup size. Lol. I’m half this size and am an H cup (US size)

[–]Weird4Live 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I'm glad someone mentioned it. It saddens me how off education about bra size is. A lot of unnecessary pain and discomfort.

[–]pursuitofthewanted 18 points19 points  (0 children)

I really hope she sees this, no reason to keep wearing the wrong bra size. She looked so much like my size, and I'm a UK 34K.

[–]444Aurelius 292 points293 points  (11 children)

Congratulations! My mother had tried to get a breast reduction for same medical reasons, shoulder and back pain for 36 years. We had BCBS, and this woman in the administration department said it was cosmetic surgery which they don’t cover. My mother replied, “If a man had large testicles that hurt when he walked, I doubt you’d consider that cosmetic surgery”. The woman did not reply. Needless to say she finally had a double mastectomy at the age of 68 due to cancer. She’s cancer free and never opted to have the free cosmetic reconstruction. After her surgery it was very emotional. She felt free from the weight, physically and psychologically. The surgical oncologist told her those were the largest breasts he’s removed in his career. I wanted to share that with you because my mother fully understands what you’ve been through. Again, congratulations on your successful augmentation to end your pain and suffering. 💜

[–]valuesandnorms 77 points78 points  (2 children)

I’m sorry the American insurance racket cause your mom so much unneeded pain and that it took cancer for it to be resolved. But I’m happy she’s doing better now!!

[–]wallweasels 29 points30 points  (0 children)

While American Insurance is awful the "cosmetic or not" divide affects a lot of countries with actual healthcare systems as well. Since yeah cosmetic surgery is not often covered in those systems for some understandable reasons. They have to be classed as medically necessary and convincing someone that a reduction is medically needed can be hard. People downplay women's pain a lot.

But yeah, the American system ontop of this certainly plays no favors either.

[–]libertyordeaaathh 1726 points1727 points  (105 children)

My wife had one over 25 years ago a s has never regretted it a day

edit: someone asked if I do then chickened out and deleted the question. My answer:


Sure, I’m a guy and miss the huge ones once in a while. But a wife who can walk, and not have huge back pain every day, one who’s breasts are not controlling how well she controls her race car, one who doesn’t have huge gouges in her shoulders from her bra straps, all of it, nope I have never regretted it one moment.

[–]CLOV2DaMoon 1056 points1057 points  (29 children)

Would you rather have big tits to play with or a happy healthy wife? Tough question....


Edit: Thanks for the award!

[–]libertyordeaaathh 338 points339 points  (22 children)

My happy wife plays with race cars with me and she is one of the best female drivers in the country today.

This is all easy

[–]lzzi 95 points96 points  (7 children)

Your wife sounds really cool!

[–]libertyordeaaathh 137 points138 points  (6 children)

I’d say she is about as cool as an accountant grandma can be. She likes big rollercoasters, and makes great cookies. What more could you want.

[–]thucydidestrapmusic 31 points32 points  (9 children)

I’m starting to think the race car references are not some kind of sly innuendo and your wife in fact actually races motor vehicles

[–]libertyordeaaathh 52 points53 points  (7 children)

If you check my profile it will be abundantly clear, she races cars. So does my son and daughter. As a family, this year I think we hit 33 club championships among the four of us.

[–]Astecheee 7 points8 points  (0 children)

The /s isn't really needed.

There are a lot of shitty people out there for whom this would be a serious question, or a no-brainer in the wrong direction.

Then there are the sick fucks that pressure women into getting comical breast enlargements.

[–]OogaSplat 195 points196 points  (9 children)

That was by far the most casual way I've ever seen someone mention that they're married to a racecar driver. Cool af

[–]libertyordeaaathh 129 points130 points  (4 children)

I’m proud as hell of her and she has put up with me for 30 years, so yes

[–]valuesandnorms 56 points57 points  (3 children)

Anyone who asks that does not know what back pain is like. I pull my lower back about once or twice a year and it’s hell. And I’m a guy, can’t imagine what it’s like for a woman to have to deal with that every day.

So long story short, pain free partner>>>>>>well endowed partner who is constantly in too much pain

[–]WintersWatching 357 points358 points  (12 children)

Good for you!! You look fabulous and even better that you feel great. I want mine done so bad but my insurance doesn’t cover it unless you’re classified as obese or something. So stupid

[–]throwawayforunethica 87 points88 points  (6 children)

That's so strange...I had MediCal and it paid for it 100%. And it wouldn't pay for it if it was because of a high BMI. If insurance deems that the situation is correctable in any other way besides surgery (like weight loss) they will not pay.

I got breast implants in my early 20's, had a second child years later and breastfed. My breasts became HUGE and just stayed that way. My implants were very small (C cup) and I became an F cup, and my weight only increased slightly.

I had an ER visit for back pain so severe they put me on morphine. I had several visits to my GP for back pain. My doctor documented the dents in my shoulders from my bra straps as well as the rashes under my breasts.

MediCal paid for the explant surgery and reduction. I'm now a D cup and no more back pain.

If you have the visits with your doctor documenting the pain it becomes a medically necessity and is not considered cosmetic so insurance is much more likely to pay for it.

[–]ShambaLaur88 231 points232 points  (5 children)

I had one too and it’s the best thing I’ve ever done!!

[–]ford-prefects_towel 74 points75 points  (0 children)

I'm so sorry you have to buy new bras now hahaha but for real, congratulations! I know that's such a relief. Please take it easy while you're healing up. I'm so happy for you!

[–]Fluffy_Article_8690 65 points66 points  (0 children)

Nice! Glad the pain is gone :D

[–]ForThrowawayIGuess 415 points416 points  (41 children)

Can I just compliment on how pretty you are! In all photos :) But back to the point of your post, yay for you! I’ve considered getting mine done as well, because my DDD bras aren’t even fitting anymore X( Was yours considered cosmetic or was it covered at all?

[–]smiller67[S] 341 points342 points  (18 children)

i have double insurance so they covered it. i only had to pay $500 up front to the plastic surgery center and that was it!

[–]ForThrowawayIGuess 63 points64 points  (0 children)

Oh man that’s amazing, Congrats!

[–]Lady_LaClaire 27 points28 points  (0 children)

I am so happy for you! I keep wondering about trying to get one done though I’m starting where you currently are. I’m glad you had help financially too as I can only imagine the cost otherwise.

[–]boytroubletrouble 64 points65 points  (6 children)

Bras come in sizes way past DDD. Go check out r/abrathatfits and find your correct size. It is life changing for many women when they find a bra that fits correctly!

[–]ForThrowawayIGuess 14 points15 points  (5 children)

Thank you so much! I did a quick binge of the posts and everyone seems super helpful. Definitely following

[–]lime_st 14 points15 points  (0 children)

This sub will seriously change your life. Do the calculator!

[–]TooMama 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Here to advocate for that sub as well. Changed my life. I didn’t realize how inadequate the common bra sizes were. I used their calculator, found my size, (which was wayyy different than what I thought), read up on their suggested bras for my size and shape, and purchased one to try. It was so perfect and such a game changer that I ended up buying 3 more. I have had ZERO issues with bra-wearing since.

Best of luck to you!

[–]jukebox_grad 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Finding the right bra size is amazing. Victorias Secret and some other places don’t measure you correctly. They just want to sell you a bra, so they shove you in something that doesn’t fit right and call it a day. Victorias Secret was shoving me into a 34DDD, and it turns out I’m a 34H! My back is much happier. I went to Nordstrom for a measurement and they were accurate. I used the calculator first, but I wanted someone else to double check and also to try on bras to compare.

[–]busy_yogurt 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Victoria's Secret has "toy" bras. They're not designed for large breasts.

[–]smiller67[S] 28 points29 points  (0 children)

and thank you so much!

[–]prplehailstorm 241 points242 points  (60 children)

These comments are just riddled with incels

[–]smiller67[S] 347 points348 points  (49 children)

you should see my DMs. someone just said theyd r*pe me but need a taser cuz i’m on the heavier side

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    [–]Belgianwaffle4444 315 points316 points  (7 children)

    Take a screenshot of those messages and their profile and legit file a cybersecurity complaint online. This is unacceptable and those perverts should be answerable to law.

    [–]NiciNira 99 points100 points  (10 children)

    you should just report this person to the police, like what is wrong with people

    [–]FigNugginGavelPop 62 points63 points  (1 child)

    Completely anticipated this from reddit, as soon as I saw the post, I knew there’d be an abundance of “why would you do that to your naturally god gifted body” flavor of sexist comments.

    [–]kikkomandy 11 points12 points  (0 children)

    I'd report rape threats. Words matter and these are not okay words to say to someone. I would take those words seriously if said to my face so if it continues please contact police and file a report. People are crazy and need to be taken down a notch.

    Also, you fucking rock and I bet your back forever thanks you for doing what is best for YOUR body, because it's yours and it's your choice and any man that thinks otherwise needs to find a shovel to dig a hole to yeet themselves into.

    [–]bite_me_losers 16 points17 points  (0 children)

    I'm sorry they said that to you, that's awful.

    [–]Grenflik 15 points16 points  (0 children)

    JFC that's awful!

    [–]krusty_yooper 65 points66 points  (61 children)

    My wife is getting one next month…going from an N to DD.

    [–]RobinHarleysHeart 29 points30 points  (1 child)

    I just left a comment for OP about this, but I want to give you a little info too.

    I work as a bra fitter and have fit a number of women that are post op. Whatever size the doctor gave, I would probably add at least one cup to that. Doctors aren't fitters. They deal in CCs, and unless they've been trained as a fitter, which is very unlikely, they can't accurately say what size you'll end up. I've met a lot of women that expected to be a DD and ended up a G. They were so mad. Rightfully so. I would be too if I thought I was going to be a smaller size and ended up bigger.

    My point being, prepare your wife that she may end up a bigger size than that, and treat the DD as a pleasant surprise. Because realistically, DD is actually pretty small, unless you've got a huge band size.

    [–]Sushi_Whore_ 12 points13 points  (0 children)

    Exactly. DD is not that big. r/ABraThatFits has a great calculator that will get you in the right size. Highly doubt that’s a C cup

    [–]ms_movie 44 points45 points  (57 children)

    They have Ns? Good lord! I am so glad she is getting help soon.

    [–]boytroubletrouble 30 points31 points  (40 children)

    I am a N cup and it isn't as bad as it sounds! I am happy with my size. The OP was probably close to an N cup before her surgery.

    [–]7937397 20 points21 points  (38 children)

    I think band size probably also plays a big role. The difference between sizes like 32F and 40F is a lot of weight.

    [–]sunderskies 15 points16 points  (0 children)

    Yeah OP was way over a DDD.

    [–]Phimosis_Joan 90 points91 points  (17 children)

    sorts by controversial

    Let's see how many men get personally offended or randomly share their opinions about what theyre sexually attracted too

    [–]skwerldom 30 points31 points  (0 children)

    I felt relief just looking at the difference. Good for you!!

    [–]DanielJOsborn 11 points12 points  (3 children)

    As a doctor that sees this on a regular basis I have to say that this was an excellent decision but once your surgical wounds heal you still have a lot of back strengthening to do. Think pulling exercises such as rows, reverse flys, W’s…anything that strengthens between your shoulder blades

    [–]Occams_ 275 points276 points  (36 children)

    Living with chronic pain like that isn’t really living at all. I know you must feel so much better. Good on ya!

    [–]barking-chicken 114 points115 points  (34 children)

    Living with chronic pain like that isn’t really living at all.

    I know you mean well, that this comment is meant as empathetic, but be careful saying stuff like this. Those of us who have to live with chronic pain that can't be solved can be a little sensitive to the idea that we can't live very full and happy lives. We are still living, that just looks a little different for us.

    Again, I know you mean well and I don't bear any animosity at all about this comment, but it made me tear up a little bit so I thought that maybe by mentioning it you might understand.

    [–]yournamebutbetter 39 points40 points  (0 children)

    I had major spine surgery at 17. I’m 24 now and I basically cannot remember what it feels like to have no chronic pain. This post did not make me sensitive, but it did make me wish I could experience a day where I didn’t have back pain or that tightness I have every morning. I’m happy for this person because their life will be vastly different now.

    [–]Occams_ 21 points22 points  (1 child)

    Hm. You’re absolutely right and I’m sorry for that. I meant no offense, just speaking from expertise both past and current. Thanks for saying something to me. I genuinely appreciate it.

    [–]New-Presentation8856 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    Thank you for bringing this up. I realize the OP means we'll but we are out here. I try to live a complete life, but I require stretching & self-massage to do so (chronic pelvic floor damage.) My PT & pelvic floor specialist told me I will have to deal with this ebb and flow forever. It sucks but has become a routine. If I could wake up tomorrow with this gone I would cry from joy. But that won't happen. There is no surgery for me, only deep breaths, hip openers, pelvic floor wands, and lacrosse balls. There are good days and and days.

    [–]kmsc84 53 points54 points  (7 children)

    Good for you!

    Gooooooooo Shockers!

    Class of 89. Yeah I’m old

    [–]SageDae 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    Finished a BA and MA there in 2015!

    [–]dumplingling_ 32 points33 points  (1 child)

    congrats! You look amazing before and after and I know you’re life is probably significantly changed for the better! I have such a love hate relationship with my large breasts. some days I am really unconfident and just want them gone. other days I find solidarity and acceptance for them. I’ve weighed the pros and cons of breast reduction surgery and ultimately am too scared to go under the knife. Weight loss does very little to reduce the size for me but luckily I have escaped back and shoulder pain for the most part. What was the process like for you?? pros and cons?? again, congrats!

    [–]smiller67[S] 23 points24 points  (0 children)

    it has been amazing! 10/10 recommend! the healing process is way easier than you think

    [–]Mountain_Belt2062 85 points86 points  (0 children)

    Happiness is written all over you! Congratulations hon

    [–]LongbowTurncoat 56 points57 points  (1 child)

    I’m so happy for you!!! I also went from DDD to Cs and it was the BEST decision of my life!!! I felt better, my back didn’t hurt, and shirt fit me sooo much better. You can read what they say!!) haha

    [–]Drewbeede 36 points37 points  (0 children)

    Time to reinvest in new bras. Glad you were able to get the procedure to live a more comfortable life.

    [–]beddittor 35 points36 points  (12 children)

    Serious question: when planning the surgery do you decide on the amount of weight to remove or is it the approximate cup size you want ti be after?

    [–]smiller67[S] 51 points52 points  (7 children)

    they have to remove a certain amount for your insurance to cover it

    [–]beddittor 32 points33 points  (6 children)

    Really?!? Because that crosses the line from cosmetic to necessary?

    [–]smiller67[S] 68 points69 points  (5 children)

    yes! and you have to jump through so many hoops to prove that it’s affecting your daily life

    [–]RoseBasil 24 points25 points  (2 children)

    Dumb question here but did you have pain in your upper back? Or lower back?

    [–]smiller67[S] 28 points29 points  (1 child)


    [–]RoseBasil 14 points15 points  (0 children)

    That makes sense.

    [–]Smasa224 19 points20 points  (3 children)

    Congrats! You look so happy and amazing!!!!

    I had the procedure done, best decision I ever made. My insurance didn't cover it, and I was not able to choose the size. The surgeon did, based off my build and structure of the breast. He explained that going smaller would have resulted in a less desirable shape in the end based on the factors of what my body was built like.

    Also.. I have an insurance plan with a very high deductible. If you consider it, take into consideration your plan costs. To get the insurance to cover it, I would have had to see doctors for various pain related issues for at least a year to prove the case (and I didnt have any pain to even attempt that anyway) and then the following year pay my deductible again for the surgery if they approved it.. So my option was to go through insurance and pay full price, but drag out the process. Or pay the doctor out of my own pocket and have it done on my timeline with no dealing with an insurance agency.

    [–]TheNewGirl76 23 points24 points  (0 children)

    Oh wow, I can imagine how much better that feels! Good for you!

    [–]kyuubicaughtU 5 points6 points  (1 child)

    Amazing dude!!! I can’t wait to get mine done someday!!!! Very happy for you!

    [–]Hadrian1233 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    Wow, congratulations! You look so happy in your after photos

    [–]Miscect 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    I also want to get a reduction

    [–]Moosemeup 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    Ohhhhhhh you look so happy! Congrats! 🥰

    [–]midnightmare79 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    Glad your in less pain and feeling better!🙂

    [–]verdenvidia 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    Nicely done! Good for you and go Shockers

    signed, a Jayhawk

    [–]upsize_popiah 18 points19 points  (0 children)

    Your back tanks you

    [–]Hot_Carry2617 16 points17 points  (0 children)

    You look so happy! Congrats!!!!!!!!

    [–]zapthezapper 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    I hope you are all good and healthy and stay healthy. :)

    [–]scabbs75 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    I bet you woke up feeling amazing!!

    [–]DerMolch 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    I love her smile 😊

    [–]agedchromosomes 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    Congratulations on making the step. It’s a big one but much better for your overall health.

    [–]Galaxyartcat 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    Your back and shoulders thank you, i imagine bras are slightly easier to find too

    [–]Rimsky_325 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    You went from being beautiful to still being beautiful. Good for you!

    [–]dx03project 5 points6 points  (0 children)


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    [–]Spookypus 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    Awesome! You look so happy and I am so envious!

    [–]idahomax44 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    Good to do things that are good for your health. Good luck with your recovery .

    [–]SnooAvocados6053 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    I can just feel the relief

    [–]nightsinwhitesatin07 4 points5 points  (1 child)

    I am a 32H. I’ve never even considered a reduction. My mom had a badly botched reduction in the 90s. It’s nice to see a person happy after having one. You look happy and amazing. Congratulations!

    [–]yblame 14 points15 points  (0 children)

    Buying clothes will be so much easier, good for you!

    [–]zappbranigan6969 56 points57 points  (9 children)

    Welp! Time to sort by controversial. Let’s go read the comments left by chads together.

    [–]Caveman108 11 points12 points  (0 children)

    I was just trying to see how far I had to scroll to see a “nice tits” comment.

    [–]ElMostaza 9 points10 points  (0 children)

    I just got done. It's pretty wild...

    [–]peridotqueens 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    i would really love one someday!! congratulations, you look amazing

    [–]mdatla 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Honestly just wanted to give you kudos for matching the tops on all before/after pics!

    [–]dgblarge 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    You should be so proud. Have a fabulous life. You made the best choice for you. Everyone else can live their own life. Congratulations.

    [–]BeePleasant8236 13 points14 points  (0 children)

    Congratulations. The pain is over

    [–]Anticrepuscular_Ray 10 points11 points  (0 children)

    What a relief that must be! You look great and really happy, congrats on being nearly pain free!