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Heather
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Frankenboobs

Audra Estrones grew up with one A cup and one D cup breast, and opted for surgery. Read about her adventures with "frankenboobs" and her experience of going under the knife.

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Gumdrop Girl
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When I was about 14 or so, I noticed my breasts were a little bit asymmetrical. I said to my mother, "I think something's wrong here. One of them is bigger than the other." She curtly replied, "That's normal."

End of conversation. But it was enough 'cause I heard it from my mama. But not every girl is gonna ask her mama that, and not every girl is gonna get an answer, so I'm glad this article is around for those of us not bold enough to mention it to mama.

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kittylouise711
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This is one of the best articles yet! It was humorous, series, and really setting a goal to all teens not to be so self conscience on yourself. So what if one of your breasts is a pinprick bigger than the other. The bottom line is don't be self conscience about yourself when there is nothing to worry about!


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mikki
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hi this is mikki..its really amazing to c this article bcoz this is also the case wid me..i too have one breast smaler then the other..and i am so confused abt wht to do...and now after reading this article i will be looking for a good doctor for surgery...thankx so much for writing in such detais..
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Mikki,

How MUCH smaller is one breast than the other?

It is very normal to have one breast be slightly smaller than the other; it is when one breast is VERY MUCH smaller than the other (as in Audra's case) that many people elect for surgery.

If you have one breast that is up to one cup size smaller than the other, not only is that perfectly normal, but it's not something that CAN be mended by surgery.

I don't know what your situation is; I'm just saying: don't rush into anything.


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hey goddess..actually one of ma breast is double the size of other...now wht do u say? i feel so bad whnever i go out..i cant wear clothes of my choice...its really disturbin me so much..i cant even select the bra size for ma self..ive been to doctor once n that lady doctor said yes thr is a lot of diff in ur sizes but she didnt advice me for surgery..n i think surgery is not even common in pakistan..seriously iam so worried abt it..can anyone tell me abt he expenses if i com to usa or uk for this purpose where it would b much much easier..thankx alot..tc
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i dnt kwn wht has happened to my previous username mikki..its not working...so ive made this new one..
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It's a great article for anyone who's not comfortable or insecure about their breasts.

I've always loved my breasts from the start and i've never had the need to go under cosmetic surgery with anything on my body.

But it's definitely a must-read for anyone regardless!

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It's interesting how the health plan was willing to cover breast enlargement but not reduction. Health insurance sure has some messed up priorities.
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Heather
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(Audra is Canadian, so it's national health in this case, not insurance.)
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That's still kind of nutty. I wonder what the reason for it was.
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Breast enlargement is much easier, and actually has less risk, than breast reduction. This is because breast enlargement is a simple process of "puffing it up." Insertions of silicone, etc, are placed into the breast; everything else follows suit. The skin and tissue stretch naturally.

However, with breast reduction, you are removing what is already there. The main type of tissue that makes up breasts is not fat, but the lactating glands. A woman with large breasts, unless she has implants or is excessively overweight, has breasts that are a good percentage composed of these glands. The actual procedure for a breast reduction is most definitely not as simple as a breast enlargement. The areola is cut away, and tissue is removed in proportionate sections. After that there will be a section of skin on the "top" side of the breast that has to be removed, because it's just like deflating a balloon. The skin has been stretched, so once you take out what's inside, it's going to sag. And generally women who get a breast reduction want smaller breasts that require less extensive support, not saggier ones. Lastly the areola is sewn back on.

As you can imagine, the risk of mistakes, complications, infections, etc, is much higher with reduction.

As with just about any procedure having to do with growing tissue (and this includes plant as well as animal tissue. Anything that grows.), a procedure to remove something is going to be MUCH more damaging than a procedure to insert something.


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Thank you. I thought it might have been some cost issue with one side more expensive than the other. A reduction-only seemed to have a more practical outcome in this case, A and B cup as opposed to B and D cup from just enlargement.
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