Breast Reduction: Fear, Excitement, and the Process

Breast Reduction: Fear, Excitement, and the Process

My friend Shelby and I collaborated on this blog when it was originally posted on our original blogs. Since this is moved content, it will not contain links to the original blogs.

Plastic surgery is either a topic readily embraced or shunned because of the word “plastic” and society’s association with cosmetic procedures with “Botched,” Hollywood fakery, and vanity. We are here to talk about one procedure in particular: the breast reduction. This procedure is one that almost always improves the lives of those who get them and more than not, is medically necessary. Shelby has one scheduled, and I (Brette) had one over two years ago. As Shelby comes closer to her scheduled surgery, she has some lingering worries. Having gone through the experience myself, I have Continue reading “Breast Reduction: Fear, Excitement, and the Process”

My Breast Reduction

My Breast Reduction
Senior Prom in “custom” formal wear
This picture was taken the night of my senior prom in 2014. My dress was “put together” with a corset from Frederick’s of Hollywood and mom made the tulle skirt. Shopping for formal wear was pretty much impossible, just like shopping for everything else. A lot has changed since 2014.

Lets dive into this: I started my period at nine years old. Around the same time, I was fitted for my first bra- it was a big deal- mom wanted my first bra to be something I could wear for a while because she thought developing so young must be a fluke. Well, the bra we bought was an uncomfortable B almost C cup (whatever that meant). I was too small for teen and adult bras, but too big for training bras. I actually Continue reading “My Breast Reduction”