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    Default Breast Reduction Surgury? n/h

    Anyone had it?
    I was thinking as I get shoulder/back pain every day now even worse when I ride, mum gives me massages but they only relieve temporarily.
    I'm 17 and I heard you had to be 18 to have anything like that done, thought about chatting with mum but not yet.
    Would medicare pay for a sum of it if it causes significant health problems?

    Just for some perspective.
    I am 81kgs, I wear a bra size 16E, and I have to wear the 'granny' bras. Quite embarassing for a 17yo. D:

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    I'm not much help RTB (as an A Cup ), but I have seen friends suffer with the pain and discomfort it can cause to be blessed with boobs!
    You are very young though, and it would be a big operation - and worth some serious thought and cooling off-time if you do make a decision.
    I'm sure I read a thread on a forum (maybe CH) a while back about a support bra for well-endowed women when horse riding. Apparently it did a super job - and while you've still got to find something for other times, it relieves a lot of pain and discomfort when exercising. (And no-one's going to see your bra while you're exercising unless you fall off and have your clothes cut off by a paramedic )

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    RTB alot of women would give their right arm to have a cute figure like yours.

    have you had any posture coaching, chiro/physio? cause the way you support your back with your torso muscles is very important. I had awful upper back (burning/tearing) pain until I learnt correct posture, now I can ride for hours without a pain (80 somfin kg, 14DD)
    just cause your 'blessed' doesnt mean you have to wear granny bras.
    have you been 'fitted'?

    lets face it, larger breasts do upset your balance a little, but you can compensate, once you learn how.
    I love my Triumph TRI-ACTIONS and Lovables Baroque!!
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    I'm about 162 cms and have an E cup! I'm glad I didn't have surgery when I was younger, though. Breastfeeding ended up being very important to me and my family and when I was younger I never even thought I'd have kids.
    Now, that's not to say you won't be able to breastfeed. It depends on how the reduction is done.
    THE most important thing to remember, if you decide you really want it, is that you must make sure it's a PLASTIC surgeon, not a cosmetic surgeon who does the work - one that has a certificate from a college of surgeons. Tell the surgeon that you want to breastfeed later (even if you don't - it just means they'll do the job, just more carefully!), and they can do it without detaching the areola - that's there women have problems later, when they realise they want to breastfeed and the ducts don't align with any outlets etc.
    Please don't underestimate the breastfeeding factor - so many women live with great regret because they didn't think it would matter once kids came along, and sadly, it did
    Plastic fantastic, remember that!
    My mum had a reduction far too many years after she stopped breastfeeding us and never looked back. I reckon if I had it done I might have less of those cranky days, because I collect tension in my shoulders and I'm positive my boobs don't help in the physiology of that tension. Anyway, she had some consults with cosmetic surgeons, and luckily shopped around before learning the difference. You should qualify for some rebate from Medicare, too.
    Sports-rated bras and crop tops have been my riding life, and I started off as a D-cup, when I was 20. One day I'll go the chop, I reckon.
    Also, that said, I do believe that breastfeeding, and full-term breastfeeding, has helped my boob size. I reckon that when I retire my feeding boobies, they will go down to about at least a DD size, if not smaller. So, also don't underestimate the power of natural processes. I am much happier with them now than I was before I fell pregnant the first time - I absolutely hated them before. Breastfeeding has definitely helped my body image.
    The Australian Breastfeeding Association website has an article or two on reduction information, so have a look there, too.
    Your boobs have a purpose, a far grander purpose than just for show That knowledge took me by pleasant surprise when I had my first child 4 and a half years ago.

    ETA: Triumph Triaction - just got me some! Also, try a website called BlestBras - some seriously lovely bras for the fuller size! And not super expensive, either. No granny bras here! They have a catalogue they will mail out to you, too.
    Agreed with previous posts, you seem proportioned with an hourglass figure - your shoulders balance you Do you do yoga? Yoga is really excellent for getting your posture right, and you don't even have to be consciously thinking of your posture. That's because it gets your core strength developing, and that will carry you better automatically. Probably another reason I stopped thinking about the reduction, pre-kids. Shoulders stopped being such an issue after taking up yoga!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harriette View Post
    RTB alot of women would give their right arm to have a cute figure like yours.

    have you had any posture coaching, chiro/physio? cause the way you support your back with your torso muscles is very important. I had awful upper back (burning/tearing) pain until I learnt correct posture, now I can ride for hours without a pain (80 somfin kg, 14DD)
    just cause your 'blessed' doesnt mean you have to wear granny bras.
    have you been 'fitted'?

    lets face it, larger breasts do upset your balance a little, but you can compensate, once you learn how.
    I love my Triumph TRI-ACTIONS and Lovables Baroque!!
    Lol Harri.
    I haven't thought of the chiro/physio, definately look into it. Then go to my GP and go from there.
    I've been properly fitted, $90 bras!
    I go get refitted every 3 months, still f'ing growing. Nonesense.
    Granny bra's are all they make in the larger sizes, i've been to practically every bra shop in Sydney. Unless I want to pay over $120 per bra I cant get the 'nice' ones.
    I'd love to just be a c cup again!

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    Hey,
    I know how you feel
    I am an 18 E
    I sometimes get back pain but not alot...I just hate the look of the huge boobs.
    And to make it worse my just dangle...no perkiness about them at all.!!!
    I hate mine...I would love breast reduction and a breast lift but just do not have all the money to do so.

    And to top it off,I did not even breast feed my son and mine look like I have How cheated do I feel LOL

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    Yes. Reduction (mammaplasty) can be claimed under medicare - but goes through an assessment to determine whether the breasts are causing ill health (i.e. pain/discomfort) and limiting quality of life so to speak. First some things to consider. Get some advice on your state of mind regarding your body e.g. counsellor or pshychologist - get perspective and talk through exactly what it is you want to achieve (you may be able to get a referral under medicare for this as well).

    Do as suggested, get properly fitted and look at your posture.

    Do some homework googling with Mum, and look for specialists who can do the procedure, make a lot of phone calls. Look for references, try and get references on your specialist choice.
    Get a referral. from your GP. The Specialist will assess your situation and make a recommendation as to whether the breast reduction can be done under medicare.

    Which ever path you choose, I wish you luck and good health.

    ange

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miniature Lover View Post
    Hey,
    I know how you feel
    I am an 18 E
    I sometimes get back pain but not alot...I just hate the look of the huge boobs.
    And to make it worse my just dangle...no perkiness about them at all.!!!
    I hate mine...I would love breast reduction and a breast lift but just do not have all the money to do so.

    And to top it off,I did not even breast feed my son and mine look like I have How cheated do I feel LOL
    Lol
    Yeah saggy tits, it's embarassing really, a 17yo. I really just want to be able to walk out the door feeling comfortable, I hate being stared at.

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    I'm 165cm and DD to E cup and I totally understand where your comming from definately go and get yourself fitted properly for a bra, it will help as for the pretty bras try www.storminadcup.com.au they have a good selection

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    Quote Originally Posted by RTB View Post
    Lol
    Yeah saggy tits, it's embarassing really, a 17yo. I really just want to be able to walk out the door feeling comfortable, I hate being stared at.
    your a cute 17 yo girl, people will stare!!!!!!!!

    once your past a C, I dont think there i another option besides 'saggy' LOL
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