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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!


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. :(


Tuesday, January 24, 2006, 4:54 PM

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In terms of strappy styles, what about those camisole tops with the built-in bras? I'm not a DD but DO need an underwire, and those work great for me.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006, 5:32 PM

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i am the 34DD poster above...i have one of those strappy tank tops with the built-in underwire bras.....they *do* work, but they're always so low-cut, just too revealing for me...

Tuesday, January 24, 2006, 8:30 PM

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A previous poster said she can't wear halters. I'm a DD and halters are just about the only flattering summer top for me. I buy halters whenever I can, even when shopping for evening dresses. Give halters a try, you might be surprised.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006, 8:45 PM

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What brands make good tanks with built-in underwire bras? I have one, but, the shirts in that brand come S,M,L,XL... So, the underwire in the shirt that fits is about a B; I'm about a D. The next size shirt is so loose around my back that the underwire doesn't even lay against my body, it just hangs there loose. So, the underwire hits me mid-boob and doesn't hold me at all, and looks funny b/c there's a dent in my boob where the underwire sits! If I force my boobs up into the underwire, they practically hit me in the chin!!!

Wednesday, January 25, 2006, 10:19 AM

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To the Title 9 shopper, did you buy the bra in your true size, or did you go down a size? I always go down a couple sizes when I try to buy sports bras, but, these are expensive; I don't want to be wrong!

Wednesday, January 25, 2006, 10:23 AM

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title 9 shopper

i buy in my true size....the "3 reasons" sports bra i purchased in a 34dd fits great, and i wear a 34dd in my everyday bras (DKNY) as well.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006, 5:32 PM

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i'll check the label on my underwire tank. it comes in a bra size (34dd) so it knows that i am not "large" i just have a large chest...

Wednesday, January 25, 2006, 5:33 PM

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ever seen

this past summer i saw an older lady in her 70's at least at a water park wearing a bikni all wrinkly with some big ol' fake boobs. After that it turned me off to wanting to get mine done. I have to keep in mind what I'm going ot look like when I'm older.

Thursday, February 02, 2006, 5:05 PM

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breast implants

I honestly don't know why anyone would want them. I have had large breasts since my teens and it is so difficult to find clothes that fit. Your shoulders and back ache. You get attention for all of the wrong reasons. I've actually thought of a reduction but will stay with what god gave me. Hopefully with diet and exercise some of them will go away. Also, exercise can really hurt with larger breasts and it is very difficult to find sports bras in anything higher than a b or c cup.

Thursday, February 02, 2006, 6:18 PM

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If you check out Kate's blog, she is thinking about getting them. She mentioned this thread too.

Thursday, February 02, 2006, 7:49 PM

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It's just vanity.

Friday, February 03, 2006, 10:44 AM

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I'm a 36DD...I've been looking for a good everyday bra. I looked on their website but didn't see anything besides the fancy bras. Where do you get them and how much are they? Thanks.

Friday, February 03, 2006, 11:45 AM

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Me too

I lost 60 pounds and have kept it off now for 2 years. I've gained more self confidence etc etc. The one thing that I can't seem to come to terms with, is the fact that i lost all my boobs with the weight loss. I've worked out a lot to try and help the pec muscles, but I went from a nice C to below an A cup. I think implants would fill me out to be more proportioned. I've wanted them for a while...if I can get the money I'm going to do it. All I want is a nice full B cup. Nothing giant!!

Friday, February 03, 2006, 1:25 PM

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any advice? Insecure about small breasts

I just commented on another forum about being insecure about my now-smaller breasts. I lost about 20 pounds and dropped from a large B to a large A. ughh! would pectoral exercises help them look any larger (or just perkier)? I know the real solution here is to quit being so superficial that I attach my all of attractiveness to the size of breasts, but any advice about natural solutions to (slightly) increase breast size would be wonderful.
My loving boyfriend tells me that because I'm 125 pounds and a 4 instead of 150 and a size 10, everything is in proportion and he thinks the breast loss is worth the overall shape of my entire body, but all of his past girlfriends have been very well endowed and I pretty much just feel like crap.

Saturday, September 18, 2010, 4:37 PM

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4;37pm PLEASE don't compare yourselves to the ex-girlfriends! Being insecure is a much bigger turn off than what you perceive your smaller boobs to be and it sounds like your boyfriend is happy with the trade off. Believe him when he tells you he likes you how you are. From past experience guys don't like to have to keep reassuring girlfriends about their body. Insecurity is far more unattractive than some perceived 'flaw' we have.

Look into strength training exercises for the chest and more importantly - get a GOOD bra. Makes ALL the difference!!

Saturday, September 18, 2010, 7:49 PM

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Guy here...

Ladies... DO NOT GET IMPLANTS! They are the biggest turnoff in the whole world! They feel like bowling balls under skin. So fake! It just ruins the whole experience. And if you lose sensitivity why would I even want to touch them?

YUCK! Sure they look good but that's the bottom line. The whole idea of having something fake in your boob just grosses me out.

I'd take a natural A over a fake DD any day!


Monday, September 20, 2010, 4:59 PM

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breast implant saves life of woman

Silicone breast implant has other purpose aside from giving a bigger look in it. It can be a woman's body armor. Just like Breast implant stops knife and saves life of Russian woman .If it was not for her huge silicone "additions," a Moscow female wouldn't be living today. The woman's implant stopped the knife her spouse tried to destroy her with on Monday.

Saturday, October 08, 2011, 5:31 AM

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