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Does any members have or had breast implants? If so, how does it affect exercise and do you regret having it done? I am thinking of getting them and am doing research. Thank you for any insight you could give me. Take care.

Mon. Jan 23, 9:27pm

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I just look at it this way- my breasts exist for my enjoyment. If getting them augmentented affects my senstivity in them, it's not worth. So I have more guys who want to touch them- what good does that do me if I can't enjoy it??

Many guys say anything more than a handful is a waste.

Monday, January 23, 2006, 11:35 PM

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Thank you so much for your comment. I really just need to quit buying into what the media says is beauty.

Monday, January 23, 2006, 11:46 PM

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I have no desire to get breast implants either.
(and my friend's saying is "more than a mouthful is a waste"... LOL)

My thought is this: Is it worth the possible complications? After all, any time you go into surgery, there are many risks involved, including allergic reactions or negative reactions to the anesthesia, human error on the part of the surgeon, possible rejection of your body towards the implants, etc....

Do you think that's all worth it? I certainly don't (besides, I have better things i can do with the money, including remodeling parts of my house)...

Another thing-- there are many types of non-surgical silicone breast "prosthesis" (sometimes called "chicken cutlets") that are now available and mimic the appeaance of larger breasts without the surgery... .(some are made for women with mastectomies and some you can get at your local lingerie shop for upwards of $30. Put them in your bra and "Voila!" bigger boobs without the cost and the complications! :-) (Although, my hubby thinks that wearing those are like doing "false advertising".... LOL!)

Tuesday, January 24, 2006, 12:28 AM

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Thanks so much for your comment as well. I have decided not to get them. I have been weighing the pos and cons, and there are a lot more cons. I agree, I rather do home improvement instead :) as well. Take care.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006, 8:21 AM

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Read this

I just had a breast REDUCTION. Never mind that I cannot for the life of me imagine why any sane, thinking woman would put plastic in her body to fit some ideal. I kept getting hurt exercising - biking in particular - because of back strain. It was horrible. Within 2 hours of sitting at my desk, my back would hurt. I would go home and lie on my bed and cry after a pain filled day.

Why add something uneccesary to your body that will only provide limitations? Never mind how HORRIBLE they look. C'mon. Natural women in all shapes and sizes (even pear shaped ones with big cottage-cheese thighs like me) are beautiful.

Smaller breasts? You can wear halter tops and camisoles with no bra, you can run and bike and play b-ball with no pain. Admire your chest muscles, and collar bone and neckline and shoulders - not just breasts.

If you're still thinking about it, please please please do a LOT of research. There are a lot of horrible surgeons out there and you really need to be careful.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006, 9:59 AM

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I agree with the most recent poster.

Also... I have DDs but a tiny ribcage (i only need to lose 6 more pounds!), but I realized that part of the reason I look so much heavier than I am is because of my accursed breasts. If I don't dress with some kind of tight or cinch-waisted shirt/jacket, I look frumpy. I can never wear T shirts because I look like a cow in them.

It's totally not worth it.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006, 12:04 PM

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I second that! Big boobs prevent me from wearing all the cute strappy tank tops in the summer, halter tops, etc.!! And now I'm definitely skinny enough for them, but really, who wants to see bra straps hanging out?!? And no, strapless bras really aren't good enough!

Tuesday, January 24, 2006, 12:05 PM

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Work your pectorals.

Lift! Reduce! Pack it in! There's muscle under there girls!

Tuesday, January 24, 2006, 3:53 PM

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Forget strapless

go for the corsets!

a911

Tuesday, January 24, 2006, 3:53 PM

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34dd, bounce-free

i just received an amazing (bright purple, i might add) sports bra in the mail today from my best friend. today at the gym was the first day in my life that i felt both comfortable and completely supported.

title 9 has whole collection of serious sports bras for larger-chested women.

but just to kvetch...having big breasts is very rarely fun. i've got a tiny waist compared to my waist and hips, but it's basically impossible to find shirts that fit me well. i always end up looking frumpy or the tops stretch across my chest. :(

Link

Tuesday, January 24, 2006, 4:54 PM

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