Yes, I’m Staring at Your Boobs

I mentioned last week my shoulder surgeon has repeatedly told me I should get breast reduction surgery.  He feels certain my large chest is negatively impacting my car accident recovery.  He has mentioned this to me time and again over the last year and I've chosen to ignore him.

I've ignored him mainly because the idea of any further surgery, no matter what it might be for, is not something I want to be subjected to.  I've been through enough with the five post-car accident surgeries I had to go through, thank you very much.  (By the way, he also feels I could benefit from a sixth arm/shoulder surgery and I've rebuffed his efforts on that idea also.)  

In addition, if I were to ever consider plastic surgery I'd rather have wrinkles removed or fat melted away rather than have my boobs made smaller.

Last week, after I published the possibility of smaller tits in my future, I had another meeting with my shoulder surgeon.  He had not yet read my post.  The first words out of his mouth when he saw me was, "You've got to do something about your chest."  He then proceeded to give me a good thirty minute lecture on my anatomy and what it's doing to my shoulder.  I hate to admit it, but he made a lot of sense.

Hmmm.

I haven't stopped staring at everyone's boobs since I left his office.  I mean, I'm really, really, staring at everyone's boobs and I can't seem to stop myself.

There are really a lot of breasts in Orange County!  I feel like I'm becoming a breast connoisseur.  I guess this must be what it's like to be a heterosexual man?  Or a lesbian woman?

Most women's breasts aren't really so great.  That's really what I've discovered by staring at so many of them.  They're droopy-ish or too long and skinny … kind of hot dog-ish.  Of course, here in the OC there are a ton of fake ones everywhere you look too.  Most of those don't look so great either.  Many of them are like giant rocks perched up high on women's chests.

I guess saline breasts actually swish when you walk? 

By the way, I'm not anti-fake breast.  Nor am I anti-plastic surgery.  I think if someone is really bothered by a part of their body they may as well get it fixed if they're able to.  I am anti-overdoing it though.  I don't think an all plastic person is attractive in the least.

I also realize the male perspective on all of these Orange County boobs is probably a lot different from mine.

I've not only been staring at every boob I see, I've been point blank asking everyone about boobs too.

"What size boobs would look good on me?" I asked my friend Nike yesterday at lunch.

"C," she answered.  "B would be too drastic of a change on you."

"Do you know a Boob Man?" I asked a male lawyer friend of mine.

"Yes," he answered, "But I don't know the quality of work he does."

"What size boobs do you have?" I asked a random woman at the Gap yesterday.

"D's," she answered without flinching.  "But I wish I'd bought C's."

"Who did your breast reduction?" I asked a friend.  "Dr. X," she replied, "But he later dropped dead from an aneurysm so he's no help."

I guess not.

In case all of my staring at boobs, and talking about boobs is not bad enough, I'm also looking boobs up on the Internet every chance I get.  I keep googling various Newport Beach plastic surgeons and perusing before and after pictures of boobs they've performed reduction surgery on.

There are some gawd-awful ugly boobs out there.  <shudder>

I stopped my car in the middle of the street yesterday to talk boobs with a male neighbor.  He does a lot of work with local plastic surgeons and I wanted to get his opinion.  Halfway through our conversation it occurred to me that I was A) In my car having a lengthy boob discussion with someone who was trying to mow their lawn  B) Discussing details about my boobs with another woman's husband and C) Taking notes on surgeon recommendations on the outside of a shopping bag I had
in the car with me.

I've become boob obsessed.

All this boob-mania hasn't fazed me in the least although it's probably very disconcerting to everyone who encounters me.

I've thought about this a lot.  I don't know yet if I'm going to go through with breast reduction surgery or not.  My understanding is, since my shoulder doc has deemed it a "medical necessity," my medical insurance should cover the cost if I decide to do it.

I'm going to get a few consultations.  I've also decided to write about my adventures along the way.  Maybe it will help other women the way my posts about bad mammogram results did?  Maybe there will be some good stories as I visit the finest of Orange County's plastic surgeons on my quest for more information.

What won't I be doing?

I won't be sharing photos of my boobs here on the Internet.  Not before, not after, not ever.  Don't even ask.

© Twenty Four At Heart

75 Responses to “Yes, I’m Staring at Your Boobs”

  1. Joanne

    here I am reading your post about gawd-awful boobs, and all of a sudden the screen just scrolls all the way to the bottom of the page. I’m wondering “WTF???” until I realize my big droopy, still-in-my-PJ’s DD boob has “fallen” on the keyboard space bar and has taken control of the computer. My boob, evidently, does not find the humor in this post

  2. Joanne

    here I am reading your post about gawd-awful boobs, and all of a sudden the screen just scrolls all the way to the bottom of the page. I’m wondering “WTF???” until I realize my big droopy, still-in-my-PJ’s DD boob has “fallen” on the keyboard space bar and has taken control of the computer. My boob, evidently, does not find the humor in this post

  3. Joanne

    here I am reading your post about gawd-awful boobs, and all of a sudden the screen just scrolls all the way to the bottom of the page. I’m wondering “WTF???” until I realize my big droopy, still-in-my-PJ’s DD boob has “fallen” on the keyboard space bar and has taken control of the computer. My boob, evidently, does not find the humor in this post

  4. Jan

    *hunching over keyboard like Quasimodo*
    There are a lot of ugly boobs out there? You don’t say.

  5. Jan

    *hunching over keyboard like Quasimodo*
    There are a lot of ugly boobs out there? You don’t say.

  6. Jan

    *hunching over keyboard like Quasimodo*
    There are a lot of ugly boobs out there? You don’t say.

  7. Deidre

    A. I am now concerned I have “gawd awful ugly boobs”
    B. I don’t really have a B…(cup)…
    C. Good luck with your decision making. I look forward to hearing all about it!

  8. Deidre

    A. I am now concerned I have “gawd awful ugly boobs”
    B. I don’t really have a B…(cup)…
    C. Good luck with your decision making. I look forward to hearing all about it!

  9. Deidre

    A. I am now concerned I have “gawd awful ugly boobs”
    B. I don’t really have a B…(cup)…
    C. Good luck with your decision making. I look forward to hearing all about it!

  10. dogmother

    I don’t know of anyone who has regretted having a “reduction mammoplasty”. They all say they feel so much better.
    Good luck!

  11. dogmother

    I don’t know of anyone who has regretted having a “reduction mammoplasty”. They all say they feel so much better.
    Good luck!

  12. dogmother

    I don’t know of anyone who has regretted having a “reduction mammoplasty”. They all say they feel so much better.
    Good luck!

  13. Karin

    The actress Soliel Moon Fry has the best “dressed” result I’ve ever seen so you might google who did her surgery. She looks great and from what I’ve read in the past – she feels 2000% better! She started out with some major knockers. FYI she is the girl who played Punky Brewster.

  14. Karin

    The actress Soliel Moon Fry has the best “dressed” result I’ve ever seen so you might google who did her surgery. She looks great and from what I’ve read in the past – she feels 2000% better! She started out with some major knockers. FYI she is the girl who played Punky Brewster.

  15. Karin

    The actress Soliel Moon Fry has the best “dressed” result I’ve ever seen so you might google who did her surgery. She looks great and from what I’ve read in the past – she feels 2000% better! She started out with some major knockers. FYI she is the girl who played Punky Brewster.

  16. Linda

    I had a friend who was so large she had to dig holes in the beach for the Girls in order to sun her back. Guys never knew she had eyes let alone what color they were until she had reduct surgery. She was (mentally) a different person afterwards! Very happy she did it.
    I’m glad you are at least considering it. From MY (average breast) prospective if it will help with the shoulder (and your back) it would be worth another surgery. IMHO. Hell you may not need another shoulder surgery.

  17. Linda

    I had a friend who was so large she had to dig holes in the beach for the Girls in order to sun her back. Guys never knew she had eyes let alone what color they were until she had reduct surgery. She was (mentally) a different person afterwards! Very happy she did it.
    I’m glad you are at least considering it. From MY (average breast) prospective if it will help with the shoulder (and your back) it would be worth another surgery. IMHO. Hell you may not need another shoulder surgery.

  18. Linda

    I had a friend who was so large she had to dig holes in the beach for the Girls in order to sun her back. Guys never knew she had eyes let alone what color they were until she had reduct surgery. She was (mentally) a different person afterwards! Very happy she did it.
    I’m glad you are at least considering it. From MY (average breast) prospective if it will help with the shoulder (and your back) it would be worth another surgery. IMHO. Hell you may not need another shoulder surgery.

  19. di

    I have a sister-in-law that had a reduction, but she was SOOOOO huge to start out… She’s happy at having her reduction done as it helped her neck, shoulder and back aches.
    I’m a natural C and couldn’t fathom ever going larger… No problems lifting these babies around all day. *winks*
    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

  20. di

    I have a sister-in-law that had a reduction, but she was SOOOOO huge to start out… She’s happy at having her reduction done as it helped her neck, shoulder and back aches.
    I’m a natural C and couldn’t fathom ever going larger… No problems lifting these babies around all day. *winks*
    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

  21. di

    I have a sister-in-law that had a reduction, but she was SOOOOO huge to start out… She’s happy at having her reduction done as it helped her neck, shoulder and back aches.
    I’m a natural C and couldn’t fathom ever going larger… No problems lifting these babies around all day. *winks*
    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

  22. Alan

    I’ve had friends who have had breast reduction surgery and they are very happy! It’s not something to be taken lightly and it sounds like your doctors agree that maybe it will help you. I would keep an open mind and go into it with positive thoughts.
    That being said…I don’t have time to add it up…but you said BOOBS at least 100 times here!!!
    Gawd I love boobs…

  23. Alan

    I’ve had friends who have had breast reduction surgery and they are very happy! It’s not something to be taken lightly and it sounds like your doctors agree that maybe it will help you. I would keep an open mind and go into it with positive thoughts.
    That being said…I don’t have time to add it up…but you said BOOBS at least 100 times here!!!
    Gawd I love boobs…

  24. Alan

    I’ve had friends who have had breast reduction surgery and they are very happy! It’s not something to be taken lightly and it sounds like your doctors agree that maybe it will help you. I would keep an open mind and go into it with positive thoughts.
    That being said…I don’t have time to add it up…but you said BOOBS at least 100 times here!!!
    Gawd I love boobs…

  25. Kelly

    Love the boob talk with your neighbor mowing his lawn! I have a friend who had a reduction and she says it is the best thing she’s ever done. Can’t wait to hear what it’s like to visit the OC plastic surgeons! : )

  26. Kelly

    Love the boob talk with your neighbor mowing his lawn! I have a friend who had a reduction and she says it is the best thing she’s ever done. Can’t wait to hear what it’s like to visit the OC plastic surgeons! : )

  27. Kelly

    Love the boob talk with your neighbor mowing his lawn! I have a friend who had a reduction and she says it is the best thing she’s ever done. Can’t wait to hear what it’s like to visit the OC plastic surgeons! : )

  28. churchpunkmom

    I’ll show you mine if you show me yours.. 😉
    Seriously though, I don’t envy your position. I wouldn’t want to have to make a decision like that. For one, I’m very attached to my boobs, and two, I figure if God made them this big, my body must be able to handle them somehow.. (but of course, when you factor in the injury, that changes things a bit, now doesn’t it?).
    Good luck.
    Boob gazer.

  29. churchpunkmom

    I’ll show you mine if you show me yours.. 😉
    Seriously though, I don’t envy your position. I wouldn’t want to have to make a decision like that. For one, I’m very attached to my boobs, and two, I figure if God made them this big, my body must be able to handle them somehow.. (but of course, when you factor in the injury, that changes things a bit, now doesn’t it?).
    Good luck.
    Boob gazer.

  30. churchpunkmom

    I’ll show you mine if you show me yours.. 😉
    Seriously though, I don’t envy your position. I wouldn’t want to have to make a decision like that. For one, I’m very attached to my boobs, and two, I figure if God made them this big, my body must be able to handle them somehow.. (but of course, when you factor in the injury, that changes things a bit, now doesn’t it?).
    Good luck.
    Boob gazer.

  31. The Queen of Chaos

    I completely understand where you are coming from on this subject. I was a simple 36B before I was pregnant and 11 yrs later I am STILL a 38DD and OUCH it hurts! I have considered reduction surgery many times and still do.

  32. The Queen of Chaos

    I completely understand where you are coming from on this subject. I was a simple 36B before I was pregnant and 11 yrs later I am STILL a 38DD and OUCH it hurts! I have considered reduction surgery many times and still do.

  33. The Queen of Chaos

    I completely understand where you are coming from on this subject. I was a simple 36B before I was pregnant and 11 yrs later I am STILL a 38DD and OUCH it hurts! I have considered reduction surgery many times and still do.

  34. Redneck Mommy

    You got me all excited at the prospect of before and after pictures and now you crushed my hopes.
    Damn you woman.
    And seriously? New boobs? It’s like winning the lottery. You could look like an 18 year old girl again.

  35. Redneck Mommy

    You got me all excited at the prospect of before and after pictures and now you crushed my hopes.
    Damn you woman.
    And seriously? New boobs? It’s like winning the lottery. You could look like an 18 year old girl again.

  36. Redneck Mommy

    You got me all excited at the prospect of before and after pictures and now you crushed my hopes.
    Damn you woman.
    And seriously? New boobs? It’s like winning the lottery. You could look like an 18 year old girl again.

  37. SSG

    “Most women’s breasts aren’t really so great.”- i disagree here, I think most people’s boobs are just fine and we’re too preoccupied on having a body that fits into a narrow spectrum… but that’s a rant for another day! And also this isn’t the issue- you need a reduction to help with your shoulder progress? What does briefcase think? I can see why you wouldn’t want any more surgery, I guess you gotta decide what’s more important to you. Also, if you have some boobage going spare you could share it with us? I have a friend with a very large chest, she moans hers is too big and me that i’m too small, I ask her to give me some of hers. But then I like running and they would get in the way. Which reminds me, how do boys run with a willy and bollocks in the way???? I think I am a bit out of it with jet lag…

  38. SSG

    “Most women’s breasts aren’t really so great.”- i disagree here, I think most people’s boobs are just fine and we’re too preoccupied on having a body that fits into a narrow spectrum… but that’s a rant for another day! And also this isn’t the issue- you need a reduction to help with your shoulder progress? What does briefcase think? I can see why you wouldn’t want any more surgery, I guess you gotta decide what’s more important to you. Also, if you have some boobage going spare you could share it with us? I have a friend with a very large chest, she moans hers is too big and me that i’m too small, I ask her to give me some of hers. But then I like running and they would get in the way. Which reminds me, how do boys run with a willy and bollocks in the way???? I think I am a bit out of it with jet lag…

  39. SSG

    “Most women’s breasts aren’t really so great.”- i disagree here, I think most people’s boobs are just fine and we’re too preoccupied on having a body that fits into a narrow spectrum… but that’s a rant for another day! And also this isn’t the issue- you need a reduction to help with your shoulder progress? What does briefcase think? I can see why you wouldn’t want any more surgery, I guess you gotta decide what’s more important to you. Also, if you have some boobage going spare you could share it with us? I have a friend with a very large chest, she moans hers is too big and me that i’m too small, I ask her to give me some of hers. But then I like running and they would get in the way. Which reminds me, how do boys run with a willy and bollocks in the way???? I think I am a bit out of it with jet lag…

  40. Deb

    I’d go for new perky boobs in a heartbeat, especially if insurance would pay for them. Everyone I know who had done a reduction has said it is the BEST. Personally, my boobs aren’t symmetrical. I’d love to have it fixed but I’m scared. Maybe someday.

  41. Deb

    I’d go for new perky boobs in a heartbeat, especially if insurance would pay for them. Everyone I know who had done a reduction has said it is the BEST. Personally, my boobs aren’t symmetrical. I’d love to have it fixed but I’m scared. Maybe someday.

  42. Deb

    I’d go for new perky boobs in a heartbeat, especially if insurance would pay for them. Everyone I know who had done a reduction has said it is the BEST. Personally, my boobs aren’t symmetrical. I’d love to have it fixed but I’m scared. Maybe someday.

  43. Me

    lookingyourbest dot com is my fav site for before and after photos. There are tons and tons of them and when you like a pair, you click on them and it give you the doc info. I chose my doc after I clicked on 3 of his before and afters and realized I must like his work!

  44. Me

    lookingyourbest dot com is my fav site for before and after photos. There are tons and tons of them and when you like a pair, you click on them and it give you the doc info. I chose my doc after I clicked on 3 of his before and afters and realized I must like his work!

  45. Me

    lookingyourbest dot com is my fav site for before and after photos. There are tons and tons of them and when you like a pair, you click on them and it give you the doc info. I chose my doc after I clicked on 3 of his before and afters and realized I must like his work!

  46. Kate D

    I’ve had a reduction. I was wearing a 40DDD but probably was bigger. They took 6lbs off my chest and dropped the girls to a small C. I don’t regret my decision. If you have any questions feel free to ask me.
    Kate

  47. Kate D

    I’ve had a reduction. I was wearing a 40DDD but probably was bigger. They took 6lbs off my chest and dropped the girls to a small C. I don’t regret my decision. If you have any questions feel free to ask me.
    Kate

  48. Kate D

    I’ve had a reduction. I was wearing a 40DDD but probably was bigger. They took 6lbs off my chest and dropped the girls to a small C. I don’t regret my decision. If you have any questions feel free to ask me.
    Kate

  49. TAG

    Sounds to me like the Doctor is giving you some sound medical advice. Plus, if he isn’t recommending that you let him do the surgery, it’s logical to assume he has no reason to suggest this than the fact it is in your best interest.
    As for what men (in general) think about boobs, all I can say is, we like them. 😀
    Personally, I think more important than shear size is the attitude of the lady they belong to. But that’s just me.
    Good luck deciding. I know it won’t be easy.
    TAG

  50. TAG

    Sounds to me like the Doctor is giving you some sound medical advice. Plus, if he isn’t recommending that you let him do the surgery, it’s logical to assume he has no reason to suggest this than the fact it is in your best interest.
    As for what men (in general) think about boobs, all I can say is, we like them. 😀
    Personally, I think more important than shear size is the attitude of the lady they belong to. But that’s just me.
    Good luck deciding. I know it won’t be easy.
    TAG

  51. TAG

    Sounds to me like the Doctor is giving you some sound medical advice. Plus, if he isn’t recommending that you let him do the surgery, it’s logical to assume he has no reason to suggest this than the fact it is in your best interest.
    As for what men (in general) think about boobs, all I can say is, we like them. 😀
    Personally, I think more important than shear size is the attitude of the lady they belong to. But that’s just me.
    Good luck deciding. I know it won’t be easy.
    TAG

  52. tonya cinnamon

    its boobalishious… now comes in many sizes. LOL..
    😀
    awee come on do it for the boobies..
    ^____^
    think of the yummy lattes you could be drinking while you blog in less pain !!!
    hugs!

  53. tonya cinnamon

    its boobalishious… now comes in many sizes. LOL..
    😀
    awee come on do it for the boobies..
    ^____^
    think of the yummy lattes you could be drinking while you blog in less pain !!!
    hugs!

  54. tonya cinnamon

    its boobalishious… now comes in many sizes. LOL..
    😀
    awee come on do it for the boobies..
    ^____^
    think of the yummy lattes you could be drinking while you blog in less pain !!!
    hugs!

  55. missy

    You know what I’ll say – go for it! Since I had mine in January I feel like a normal sized woman who can wear all types of clothes. It jump started me on weigh loss and I lost 6 inches in my chest. My niece experienced the same thing after her reduction.

  56. missy

    You know what I’ll say – go for it! Since I had mine in January I feel like a normal sized woman who can wear all types of clothes. It jump started me on weigh loss and I lost 6 inches in my chest. My niece experienced the same thing after her reduction.

  57. missy

    You know what I’ll say – go for it! Since I had mine in January I feel like a normal sized woman who can wear all types of clothes. It jump started me on weigh loss and I lost 6 inches in my chest. My niece experienced the same thing after her reduction.

  58. Linda T.

    C’mon sweetie- we all want to see them…. LOL I agree with Missy- clothes fit better and excess boobage only draws facetious male attention. If it helps your shoulder it may be worth it. However I totally agree about the avoiding surgery thing. Yuck!

  59. Linda T.

    C’mon sweetie- we all want to see them…. LOL I agree with Missy- clothes fit better and excess boobage only draws facetious male attention. If it helps your shoulder it may be worth it. However I totally agree about the avoiding surgery thing. Yuck!

  60. Linda T.

    C’mon sweetie- we all want to see them…. LOL I agree with Missy- clothes fit better and excess boobage only draws facetious male attention. If it helps your shoulder it may be worth it. However I totally agree about the avoiding surgery thing. Yuck!

  61. Liz C

    Can I have your leftovers? We could meet at a C.
    🙂
    Seriously, I hope you consider it. I’ve known a few people who have had it done and none regret it. And if you can get a little ‘lift and separate’ in the bargain? Hellza yeah!

  62. Liz C

    Can I have your leftovers? We could meet at a C.
    🙂
    Seriously, I hope you consider it. I’ve known a few people who have had it done and none regret it. And if you can get a little ‘lift and separate’ in the bargain? Hellza yeah!

  63. Liz C

    Can I have your leftovers? We could meet at a C.
    🙂
    Seriously, I hope you consider it. I’ve known a few people who have had it done and none regret it. And if you can get a little ‘lift and separate’ in the bargain? Hellza yeah!

  64. Life with Kaishon

    My husband would like mine to be bigger : ). I always thought having big boobs would be a good problem to have! : ) I am sorry if they are hurting you though! Can’t wait to hear all of your updates and dr. visit dish!

  65. Life with Kaishon

    My husband would like mine to be bigger : ). I always thought having big boobs would be a good problem to have! : ) I am sorry if they are hurting you though! Can’t wait to hear all of your updates and dr. visit dish!

  66. Life with Kaishon

    My husband would like mine to be bigger : ). I always thought having big boobs would be a good problem to have! : ) I am sorry if they are hurting you though! Can’t wait to hear all of your updates and dr. visit dish!

  67. Jeanne P

    Another nice thing about a reduction? You get a lift thrown in as well. Perky boobs again!

  68. Jeanne P

    Another nice thing about a reduction? You get a lift thrown in as well. Perky boobs again!

  69. Jeanne P

    Another nice thing about a reduction? You get a lift thrown in as well. Perky boobs again!

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