Amber Rose is considering a breast reduction: ‘I can’t wear cute lil shirts’

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Amber Rose is rather famous for her curves. Amber’s pretty well-proportioned, I have to say: she’s got a small waist, and then she’s all hips, butt and breasts. As I’ve discussed before, I too live a large-breasted life. I’m not trying to be all Emily Ratajkowski about it, but when you develop early and have a D-cup or larger when you’re still a teenager, it does warp you. It warps your perception of yourself, it warps how other people perceive you. It changes your fashion choices, because God forbid you show a little cleavage and therefore look “trashy.” God forbid you choose not to wear a bra, because the guys in your class will make it into a thing. I’ve always thought about breast reduction (I’m currently wearing a DDD-cup bra, for real) but at the end of the day, I hate the idea of surgery and I’ve just decided to live with these beasts on my chest. As it turns out, Amber Rose is considering a reduction too. And looking through these photos, I think her natural boobs look bigger than mine?? Amber wrote on Instagram:

I’m thinking about getting a breast reduction this year 😩 my boobs are stupid heavy, my back hurts and I can’t wear cute lil shirts without a grandma bra. I’m really scared of the lollipop scars tho…. any advice? Are there any ladies out there that are much happier even though you have breast reduction scars? And no I don’t have implants so they can’t just cut around the n–ples 😔 tell me about ur experiences 🙏🏽 – muva

[From Instagram]

My advice to her would be to think about it long and hard, and really make up her mind about how her life would be different if she had a smaller chest. Then, if she decides to do it, she should go to the best doctor she can find and get it done. I would also suggest that she not go too small, just because I think if she reduced them too much, her body wouldn’t look so proportional anymore. Even though my breasts are “stupid heavy” too, I really don’t have back problems, is that weird? My shoulders get sore every now and then, and before my period, everything hurts (my back, my boobs, my neck), but I don’t have back problems in general. Alsp: much like Amber, I would love to wear cute little t-shirts but I just can’t. SADFACE.

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  1. Nicole says:

    It’s major surgery. I have talked with many women with big bewbies like myself. It’s no joke and I am choosing to live with them. I’ve made peace with them that they will be around my knees in 20 years. As for back pain, bench presses and rows, and lots of core work is my friend (and my posture got better).

    • CTgirl says:

      I had breast reduction and it was was one of the best decisions I ever made. I have no scars or reduction in sensitivity. That being said, I went to the best breast surgeon in my state. It’s not something you want to leave to a discount surgeon.

      • ExistingIsExhausting says:

        CTgirl- if you dont mind sharing, did insurance cover yours? if not, can you give a ballpark figure of how much you spent? based on your username, i have an assumption of where you’re at and while i’m not in the same area it would give me a general idea

      • 1801anan says:

        ExistingIsExhausting – insurance covered mine at 45. They didn’t want to cover it the year before but then the following year with a different doctor and I was covered. I’d always been large for my frame but if I really wanted to reduce them I could always do so through diet, until my 40s came along and I grew two cup sizes of breast tissue that could not be reduced through weight loss. I’d had neck and back pain for years, still do, but with the reduction the pain is not compounded due to breast size. I’m in Los Angeles, and as you can expect, it’s expensive out here (mine was $16k). My sister lives in the south and she’s looked into it, and I think the pricing was around $12k for the best doctor.

      • CTgirl says:

        I had my reduction 20 years ago and it cost $10,000 without insurance. I would imagine it would be about $18,000 in today’s dollars. That’s just a guess.

    • WhatThe says:

      My sister and two good friends have had them, and live with no regrets. I was fortunate to be one of the few women in my family to have a nice user friendly C. After seeing what my sister went through developing early and then carrying around two bowling balls, I would do it as well. Good luck Amber!

    • dee says:

      I did mine with no antithesia, because I smoked at the time and was scared to be put to sleep only had IV valium, and talked to them while they did it, you only have scars underneath and they fade, that’s not bad, it just takes 6 wks of recovery but in the end it’s SO worth it.

      • jjj says:

        Wow, I thought you had to sop smoking before a surgery. It messes with blood circulation and wound healing.

  2. Lightpurple says:

    If she is having back problems, that will only get worse. Upper back issues can cause other problems.

  3. Loopy says:

    Ok well nice she confirmed they are natural,looking at old beach pics with her and Kanye its clear she had her butt done, but breast can triple in size after a baby.

    • nikzilla says:

      Yes, she was a bit more svelte when she was with Kanye. I think she definitely got the S-curve at some point.

    • pinetree13 says:

      I was shocked. I always assumed they were implants. Never even occurred to me that they even COULD be real. Wow.

  4. KP says:

    Uh, I have a DD and I don’t think mine are nearly as big as Amber’s. She’s MUCH bigger, hence why she probably has more issues and desire for surgery than I do.

  5. detritus says:

    My mom had hers reduced when I was a teen, for health reasons, and one of my close friends in highschool had hers reduced for health reasons as well. Another probably should have as by 18 she had permanent divots from bra straps and back issues. Her mom didn’t know how to get bras appropriate for those badboys.

    The two ladies I know who had them reduced were very excited. My mom loved hers because thy were perkier and everything was centered and even. My friend loved hers because she could run without putting on three sports bras.

  6. Lalu says:

    I have always been pretty flat chested. I’ve gotten older and put on some much needed weight but I am still only an A cup. There are times when I am walking down stairs without a bra and my boobs hurt. I cannot even fathom what it is like living with really big boobs. I always wanted them… Not enough to get surgery… I just prayed it would finally develop. But the older I have gotten… I see that I have the best body type for me. I hate I was down on my small boobs for so many years. I cannot imagine trying to run etc with those things. They look great. I love natural big boobs. But I wouldn’t want the hassle at this point in my life.

    • kay says:

      i hear you, lalu…
      i wish i hadn’t hated on mine so much.
      one of my best (omg! i typed brest lololol) friends is very well endowed and we trade off our breast woes lol
      it really bums me out that she gets looks and is considered “trashy” for certain shirts, yet i look “cute” in them.

  7. MissyLynne says:

    I wear a 36 G. Seriously. I have grooves in my shoulders from years of bra wearing. I’ve thought about getting a reduction for years, but I’ve known three women that have had it done and in two cases they grew back. I just can’t fathom going through such major surgery to end up back where I started.

    • lala says:

      Im a 36G too! and I also have permanent grooves on my shoulders. I feel like my boobs makes me look heavier than I actually am – I would love a reduction but then i feel like I would lose my proportional shape and become more pear shaped?

    • Hunter says:

      The G club here too!! They grew back??!! I didn’t know that could happen. Surgery scares me, but I really hate lugging these things around. And finding shirts that fit right is such a pain!

    • Jaded says:

      I had a breast reduction from an E cup to a C and that was 10 years ago – they didn’t “grow back” and it was the smartest thing I ever did (apart from leaving my philandering partner 20 years ago…). They will get larger if you gain weight though.

    • Scotchy says:

      Another G club member over here.
      I actually am on a waitlist to get a reduction.
      I cannot wait. I know the healing process will be a bit rough, but I am so tired of chronic upper body pain, migraines, neck pulls and bloody divets in my shoulders.

      • MissyLynne says:

        @Scotchy- I’ve suffered from migraine and otherwise awful headaches for years. I never thought it could be connected to the lugging these things around every day. I’m going to consult my doctor. Thank you for bringing it up.

  8. Aila says:

    I have been thinking about getting a breast reduction for years but had the same concerns. Also, I have a friend who got it done by a surgeon who used a different method and she barely had any scarring. Unfortunately her breasts grew back when she gained a little weight.

  9. Swak says:

    My daughter had hers reduced in college. She was at least a DD by 5th grade. It led to her having loose shoulders. Her one was so loose that the PT could move her shoulder out of socket easily. Both shoulders had to be surgically tightened. She was much happier after she had her breasts reduced. Had a great plastic surgeon.

  10. Highdee says:

    I had a breast reduction when I was 18 after seeing how much pain and discomfort my mother was in because of her breast size. I went from an F cup to a small C cup. Since then I grew to a D as an adult and recently after having my son I am currently back up to an E. I can’t imagine how huge I would be if I never had the surgery. I recovered well, can still breast feed and the scars don’t bother me too much. Being able to wear one piece dresses and button up shirts is amazing and my life would have been completely different if I had never had my reduction. It’s a big decision but I’ve never regretted it. I would go as far to say it was the best decision of my life as it improved my self-esteem and allowed me to exercise without pain. I hope Amber has as much success as I have if she decides to have a reduction.

  11. Veronica says:

    She’s the same size as my one friend who is definitely getting one after she finishes nursing her last child, so I don’t blame her. I get frustrated with dealing with tops, and I’m only a 36DD. Watching my friend trying to find clothes that fit her and dealing with consistent back pain is just a no-go for me. The only thing I’d warn her to do is have a long discussion with her doctor about the potential for multiple surgeries. Women who are sensitive to estrogen can see their breasts come back later, especially if they’re younger.

  12. ExistingIsExhausting says:

    I’m a 32K and I’ve been wanting once since my teen years. i know people who have gotten them back, and others who have said its the best decision they ever made. If i can get insurance to pay for it, i’m there!!

  13. Abbess Tansy says:

    Just to add on what’s been said, I had breast reduction surgery several years ago for many reasons.
    I had developed upper back pain that was becoming less treatable with physical therapy and medicine. It didn’t help that I was overweight either. Occasionally I like to sleep on my belly but was uncomfortable a lot. And sometimes people can be mean about your appearance, especially if any feature is not balanced. My self-esteem was very low. I was shopping the plus size section of a discount store because I needed that size for my large breasts. One day, there was a young girl who loudly whispered to her mother that I had huge boobs like Dolly Parton.
    So I spoke to different women who had the surgery, listened to their experiences, and received names of surgeons. It helped that I worked in the healthcare industry so I already heard a few things about where would be a good place to have surgery, surgeons, etc. I talked to my family and friends, then I decided to do it.
    Yes it’s major surgery, and recovery was not pleasant, I was really sore. But I have no regrets, it was the best decision I made.

  14. Jaded says:

    I had a reduction in 2007 – the type of surgery I had was new at the time and involved minimal incisions and lipo. The girls went from an E cup to C and for the first time in 30 years I could actually fit into a bathing suit without the bottoms looking like saggy diapers and I could buy a 2-piece suit that actually fits. They’re still perky too! Pain was minimal, I think I took extra-strength ibuprofen for a couple of days but that was all. I highly recommend it but do your homework and get a surgeon who specializes in reduction surgery.

  15. minx says:

    Interesting hearing all these stories. I’m still an A cup in my sixties, didn’t like it when I was younger but by now I’ve made my peace with it.

  16. Old Wine Box says:

    I’m a 30H and I want a reduction so bad. I heard insurance will often cover it, especially if your large boobs are no way related to your weight, but after conducting some research, it seems like a lot of insurance companies will still deny the claim for cosmetic reasons. One of my good friends had a reduction last year and she said the scarring healed up nicely and it was worth it.

    When I read her post I could sympathize. I just want to wear cute shirts or wear a tank top for once without the creepy comments. People always assume I have fake boobs because my waist is a size two and my boobs are freakishly large, so the comments I get are sometimes really mean or degrading.

    • detritus says:

      I’m not sure where you are located (I’m in ontario), but both my mom and friend were totally or partially covered because of back and shoulder pain. Good luck and I’m sorry to hear people are being dicks to you, thats awful.

      • Old Wine Box says:

        Thanks detritus. I’m in the US and as I am sure you know, healthcare has always been a joke here. I want to look into it more, but surprisingly, I don’t have shoulder and back pain yet (I’m 30) thanks to a lot of back strengthening workouts I do on the regular. With that being said, I am tired of the constant comments made about my boobs and nothing ever fitting :( Even my own husband can’t take it anymore and he’s not the one getting the comments. He sympathizes immensely.

    • Squirrel4Ever says:

      Worker of insurance here *woo! My exciting life!* and if you can get your surgeons office to do a pre-determination with your insurance, they’ll tell you if they’ll pay for it or not. If they do deny after, that gives you an excellent starting point for an appeal. I’m the only woman in my family that hasn’t been endowed with large breasts and I’m so grateful. I’m sorry you’ve suffered. I hope you can get your insurance to pay!

      • Old Wine Box says:

        Thanks for the insight Squirrel. I will definitely start looking into this then. First I need to find a surgeon!

    • jetlagged says:

      Insurance covered mine, but at my surgeon’s suggestion I had the procedure pre-approved ahead of time just to be sure. That process took months, but in the end I had to pay very little out of pocket. If one doctor doesn’t think it would be covered, get a second opinion. It’s definitely worth investigating. I’ll reinforce what everyone else has said – find yourself a good surgeon, with loads of experience with all the various techniques, and ask loads of questions ahead of time.

  17. Juls says:

    I am 5’8″ with 38DD. I am having my 3rd back surgery on Friday to repair the same disc that has ruptured yet again. I’m 35. I’m not really tall by most people’s standards, but let’s be honest. Every home I’ve lived in is designed for 5’4″ women. Stoves, countertops, sinks, all designed for women much shorter than me. So cooking, washing dishes, folding clothes, brushing teeth: All involve me bending over surfaces with my giant bewbs putting strain on my back. My surgeon insists one thing has nothing to do with the other. Balderdash! I used to be an avid runner. Loved my morning runs. But I can only walk briskly now because of my back problems. Wearing multiple sport bras. To all you gals with Kate Hudson bewbs, wishing to be much bigger: you do you and go for whatever makes you happy. Just know that there are women like me out there that think you are already blessed and envy you. I can’t buy a bra or swimsuit without paying $10-$20 more for the extra coverage. And the most enraging thing is that other people, especially men, only see your bewbs. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve been in job interviews, meetings, etc. Just to find other people staring at my girls. I am not taken seriously as an intelligent person and all the other things I have to offer because people cannot see past my size and pigeon-hole me as a bimbo because of my rack. It’s infuriating. I would have my boobies reduced to nothing if my insurance would cover it. As it is, I will probably be without insurance because my back problems will fall under “pre-existing condition” under Trumpcare and I may be without insurance in the near future. The grass is always greener, as they say, but I would sell my soul to the devil to be an A cup.

  18. Ozogirl says:

    I think weight loss would be the better route…her breasts weren’t as large when she was thinner during the Kanye years. I’m not hating on her by the way. I think she looks great at any weight. Surgery is a scary thing though and should be avoided if possible. I have 38DDD’s so I feel her pain.

    • shiba says:

      Am a 32E, but when I ran every day, I was a 34C, even at 5 lbs heavier. I walk 3-5 miles a day now, but my exercise intensity is milder.
      Everyone who hasn’t seen me for a few years, thinks I had enhancement. There are many variables to boob size #rarelysimplefix.

  19. raincoaster says:

    I have two friends who went through reduction, and both of them found it to be a vast relief, but I will tell you, the scars are SIGNIFICANT. If there’s topless modeling in your future, a breast reduction is probably not a good choice. And let’s face it: there is topless modeling in Amber’s future.

  20. Hazel says:

    I, too, have known two women who’ve had reductions & both say it was the best decision ever. And I’m so sorry to hear about all the hurtful comments larger-breasted women receive. It’s so uncalled-for.

  21. EsjayG says:

    32K here.
    Am seriously considering it now that I think they’ve stopped growing.
    I do gym/weights so i’m lucky to have minimal back pain, plus i know where to buy my bras from (always online…).
    Tig ol bitties, I have no idea why anyone would ever want to be larger than an E.