Breast growth normal?

Discussion in 'Women's Forum' started by SillyBird, Aug 18, 2005.

  1. SillyBird

    SillyBird Greek Goddess

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    As my bio says I'm 16, but lately I've been kind of nervous about the growth of my boobs. Right now I wear a 36 DD bra and have been at that size for about 3 months. I have become concerned because nearly every school year I go up a size. My weight has stayed pretty much stable since I started to develop, but no joke each year I need to buy a bigger size bra. At 12 I was an A and now that I've started buying DD's I'm wondering when it's going to stop. Everyone in my family is a C or below, so I really have no basis for when it'll stop.

    I feel embarrased going to my doctor to complain about the size of my breasts.

    When my sister was 16 she had a breast reduction(she was a EE) but had alot of problems with infection and now has horrendous(sp) scarring, nearly disfiguring in my opinion. My mom keeps pushing for me to go to the plastic surgeon but I'm just so afraid that I'll end up the same way.

    I'm semi comfortable with the size now, but I just wanted some opinions on what to do. If it weren't for the scarring I would consider getting a reduction. My boobs do tend to get in the way when I drive(crossing my arms over eachother to turn) and during cheerleading I have constant bruising all over my chest. I also have a lot of back pain and indents in my shoulders from my bras, but I'm still convinced it's not bad enough.

    My question is: Is it worth the scars and having surgery at a young age when my breasts could very much be done? I really don't want to have elective surgery when I have no clue what the outcome will be.
     
  2. RyvreWillow

    RyvreWillow Member

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    This is totally my own opinion, but i wouldn't do it YET. I'd at least give it a couple of years; if they have stopped growing, and you're reasonable comfortable, you'll be glad you didn't do the surgery; if things get out of hand, so to speak, you can always get the surgery later; i doubt at your age permanent damage would be done to your back or anything if you waited another year or two.
     
  3. Ocean Byrd

    Ocean Byrd Artificial Energy

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    Give it time... It might be hard putting up with certain things, but, it's better than not waiting and being disatisfied with the results.
     
  4. HotelAfrique

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    Having had a few girlfriends with equally large boobs, I have a little understanding of what you must be going through. My opinion is try not to worry about it for the moment, and just forget about it until your 21. Then if they are still a problem, go and see a good specialist. One of my girlfriends had serious back pain, but this, wasalso to do with her being a PHD student, and being arched over a desk for several years.

    I hear that getting a proper fitting for a bra is also vital.

    Hope this helps.
     
  5. innocentpoison333

    innocentpoison333 Member

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    I have been faced with the same problem myself. I have DD's as well, and my breasts dont seem to have stopped growing. I have been thinking about getting a reduction myself. From looking at your pictures, I can tell that you do in fact have big boobs, but I dont think they are rediculously big or anything. However...it is up to you whether or not to get the surgery. If you feel uncomfortable and what not with them you should possibly get one in the near future. Good luck....btw you are lovely : )
     
  6. lynsey

    lynsey Banned

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    get it!!!!! They get sloppy when you get older and you will wish you got a reduction. Just go to a reputable surgeon and get a few appoitments in with his for consultation before you go threw with it. I was covered for breast reduction on my moms insurance but am now insured under my employer, which does not cover reductions and I am bummed wishing I got it when I had the chance.
     
  7. muddy

    muddy Member

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    Try a proper fitting Bra
     
  8. Aristartle

    Aristartle Snow Falling on Cedars Lifetime Supporter

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    I would wait until your 19.
     
  9. Rigamarole

    Rigamarole Senior Member

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    It's hard to say from just a description. I think you better post some pictures so we can get a better idea of what we're talking about here. Uh... oh and you're 18, you meant to say.
     
  10. mamaboogie

    mamaboogie anarchist

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    I speak from personal experience. I was a C cup at 12... and was wearing DD bras in high school, but I doubt that was my proper size. Get measured and fitted so you know exactly what size you really need to be wearing, ask the fitter to give you your measurements, so you can double check and make sure she isn't trying to sell you something they have in stock rather than what you really need to be wearing. It makes all the difference in the world. Don't wear cheap bras. Don't wear underwires. If you do this, you will eliminate most of the problems that you are having (except the social pressure from your mom and kids at school).



    If you ever *might* have kids someday, and if you ever *might* want to breastfeed them, DO NOT get a reduction. Go over all the risks with breast reduction first. Go over all the risks of the meds they will give you during and after the surgery as well. Some of the possible side effects are really scary. Educate yourself. Then read up on human lactation, learn about what happens to women who have had reductions and wanted to give their babies the perfect food (formula is a poor imitation of the real thing, no matter what their advertisements might have you believe). I have a IRL friend who tried desperately to nurse her baby after a reduction, and she did okay for the first two or three months, then her body's ability to produce more milk topped out and she had no choice but to give the baby formula. Baby was allergic to cow milk and soy, and she had to pay I think it was $50 a can for special hypoallergenic formula to feed her baby. Just another thing to think about before making your decision.
     

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