Often written off as unnecessary cosmetic surgery, breast reduction surgery can transform some women’s lives, helping them to be more comfortable in their own skin and bodies.
The following ten stars have opened up about their reduction surgeries and are so much happier with their new shape
In 2018, Amber Rose underwent a three-hour procedure to reduce her chest from a 36H to a 36DDD. Amber decided to go ahead with the operation because it felt like she was walking around with a “heavy backpack” on her chest. She said: “I was scared that I wouldn’t feel sexy anymore, but it got to the point where I literally was in pain. It was almost as if I had like a heavy backpack on my chest.”
Unbearable back and shoulder pain also pushed the ‘Girls Trip’ star to look to surgery in 2003 to transform her attention-grabbing DD cups to a more manageable C. Speaking about the operation; she told PEOPLE: “I didn’t want to get it. But I had lost 25 pounds, and my breasts didn’t go anywhere! I was still carrying that load. I didn’t quite want them to be this small.”
The 34-year-old reality TV star has undergone numerous cosmetic surgery procedures, and in 2010, she had a second breast augmentation. ‘The Hills’ star then chose to remove her size F implants in 2013, claiming the larger assets were too heavy for her frame. Heidi said: “I was way too young to make such a life-changing decision. I was under so much pressure because it was the beginning of comment sections and negativity and hate on the internet.”
Drew Barrymore had breast reduction surgery in 1992. Six years later and having fallen in love with her figure, she told New York Daily News about the strange relationship women have with their bust. She said: “I really love my body and the way it is right now. There’s something very awkward about women and their breasts because men look at them so much. When they’re huge, you become very self-conscious. Your back hurts. You find that whatever you wear, you look heavy in. It’s uncomfortable.”
‘The Real Housewives of Orange County’ had always had a large bust, but after a breast augmentation, she found out that bigger isn’t always better and chose to shrink her 32GG cups back down. She revealed on the reality TV show, “they were way too big for [my] body” and a strain on her back, but now, post-surgery, she has a pair she loves.
The Momager of the Kardashian-Jenner troupe is very open about the cosmetic work she’s had, and that includes her breast reduction. Speaking in 2016, Kris revealed she had her implants taken out and replaced with smaller ones because she felt they were “too big and matronly”.
The ‘Modern Family’ star found her body developing “overnight” as a 15-year-old overwhelming. She opted for breast reduction surgery to save herself the emotional and physical pain, which took her from a size 32F to a 34D. Ariel wanted to share her story to help any other young girls struggling with body issues. She told Glamour: “I also think there’s some good that can come from [telling] my story. It’s something that I did to better my life and better my health, and I think that can benefit a lot of young girls. I have felt happier with myself than I ever have.”
Spilling all the juicy details, the comedian spoke candidly about her pre-and post-surgery melons. She told PEOPLE magazine, “They were like French bread. They’re round, not oblong now. [Now] when I [lie] down, they don’t cover my nose.”
The ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ star was not ashamed to tell People magazine that “vanity” drove her to the decision to have her buxom boobs reduced in size. She said: “I mean it. Vanity. My breasts were hanging down to here from breastfeeding those babies, and my nipples were like platters. I wanted to fit into the gowns that I finally got to wear.”
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The ‘Punky Brewster’ star infamously had a breast reduction surgery when she was only 15 in 1992. The child star was bullied due to her rare medical condition, gigantomastia, which causes the breasts to grow to an incredibly large size. Three months before her 16th birthday, she went under the knife to take her 38DD bust down to a more normal 36C.