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When you hear about another celebrity in the media for plastic surgery, you probably immediately assume it has to do with enhancement, tightening or plumping. While this is the case in many instances, some celebrities have naturally larger breasts that can actually get in the way of their day to day lives. One of the most common solutions in these cases is a breast reduction procedure. The goal of this surgery is to achieve a modest appearance that makes everyday life more comfortable for them.
What is Breast Reduction?
Breast reduction is a surgical procedure that may be done for several different reasons. Some patients simply desire smaller breasts for cosmetic reasons. Most women who undergo the procedure do so in order to alleviate the symptoms of breast hypertrophy or the overgrowth of breast tissue. The most common symptoms are neck and back pain, and rashes under the breast folds. This procedure can dramatically improve, if not completely resolve these issues, which is one of the many reasons why breast reductions have the highest satisfaction rate, and some of the most grateful patients. This procedure is medically referred to as reduction mammoplasty. The procedure will not only reduce breast size, but will also lift and reshape the breast, leaving them rounder, lighter and more proportionate to the rest of the body. The size of the areola can also be reduced during the surgery.
Smaller breast reductions typically require a lollipop incision, in which the surgeon will cut around the areola and down to the breast fold (in a lollipop shape). Larger breast reductions will require an anchor incision, which follows the same pattern as a lollipop incision with an additional cut along the breast fold (in an anchor shape). Scarring is one of the biggest concerns for patients when considering a breast reduction, but with proper post operative care the scars will fade over time.
Many celebrities have undergone breast reduction surgery, some of whom were well known for their large chests and some of whom were not. These six celebrities are excellent examples of how breast reduction surgery can be a great life changing option for individuals uncomfortable with their large breast size, or just looking to achieve a smaller look.
- 1. Soleil Moon Frye
Soleil Moon Frye, famously known for her leading role in Punky Brewster, was always insecure about her excessively large breasts. She faced difficulties growing up, not only as a child star but having developed faster than other girls that were her age leading to being objectified and bullied with one of her more unfortunate nicknames "Punky Boobster." At the age of 16 she made the choice to have breast reduction surgery in hopes of gaining more confidence in her figure. Prior to the operation, Soleil carried a 38DD bust on her petite frame mentioning cases of back problems, indentations in her shoulders amongst others. She now comfortably exhibits a 36C.
2. Drew Berrymore
After struggling with debilitating back pain and simultaneously putting up with the men viewing her as a sexual object, Drew Berrymore decided she was ready to undergo breast reduction surgery. This actress turned producer turned talk show host took her cup size down from a D to a C giving her a new found confidence in her appearance and allowing her to navigate life much more comfortably.
3. Amber Rose
Once upon a time, gorgeous model, Amber Rose, had a 36H cup. She always had to wear “grandma” bras, as she called them, under skimpy tops which made getting ready in a hurry next to impossible. Between that and the stress that her breasts were putting on her back, Amber eventually decided it was time to throw in the towel and get breast reduction surgery. Now, post surgery she is down to a 36DDD which has much better suited her lifestyle.
4. Ariel Winter
After persistent internet bullying and back pain, the Modern Family star, Ariel Winter, made the decision to go under the knife and reduce her breast size at the age of 17. Ariel opened up about her surgery claiming she was very happy with her decision and believes that it can be a great option for other women struggling with the disadvantages of oversized breasts (Juvly).
5. Queen Latifah
Due to consistent back and shoulder pain, breast reduction surgery had been on Queen Latifah’s radar for quite some time before she ultimately decided to go through with it in 2013. The Actress / Rapper went from an F to a DDD and affirmed she was thrilled with the results.
6. Marie Osmond
Actress and TV Star, Marie Osmond was never happy with the way her large breasts made her look and feel. She carried an E cup which could be quite heavy and painful. After deciding to proceed with breast reduction surgery she felt better and more confident than ever.
Am I a Candidate for Breast Reduction Surgery?
Ideal candidates for breast reduction surgery have considerably large breast tissue that negatively impacts their day to day life. Before their surgeries, many patients report excessive back pain that can be debilitating when carrying out daily tasks. Another common issue women notice is an indentation from bra straps digging into their shoulders caused by heavy breasts. Others report lifestyle challenges like discomfort while exercising while others simply do not like the aesthetic of super large breasts. All of these are valid reasons to book a consultation and find out your options. The most important components of an ideal candidate are realistic expectations and generally good health. As this is such an intricate procedure, it is essential to do your research when choosing a surgeon to perform your breast reduction. Always review before and after images, surgical facility details, and reviews on reputable websites like RealSelf.At the Toronto Cosmetic Surgery Institute, you can trust our experienced team of board certified surgeons to provide you with an optimal experience and ultimately help you achieve your desired size allowing you to live a more comfortable life, happier life.