Breast Reductions: 10 Celebrities Who Reduced Pain And Boosted Confidence With Breast Reduction Surgery

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For some women, big breasts are not a blessing. Big breasts can create neck and upper back pain. They also make some women feel self-conscious. Big breasts often draw unwanted attention. They make it difficult to exercise comfortably. And they make it difficult to find properly fitting bras, tops, and dresses. 

In the last 20 years, breast reduction surgeries have increased by 157%! That’s a huge number of women choosing to do something about their discomfort and self-consciousness. Even celebrity women have undergone this helpful procedure! Here are 10 celebrity women who have undergone breast reduction surgery and how they feel about their decision now.

1. Dina Manzo

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This Real Housewives of New Jersey star has not been afraid to talk about her breast reduction surgery. She originally had breast augmentation surgery in 2000 to increase her breast size. She decided to get a reduction after dealing with back pain and being self-conscious.

Her original size was a 32DD, which she has brought down to a 32C after several reduction surgeries to decrease the size of her implants. When asked why she had the surgery, she told Life & Style, “I was uncomfortable and felt like I was carrying a child around with me all the time. Plus, you don’t realize it until you have big boobs, but they’re a pain when it comes to dressing.” She also said that she is excited to go bikini shopping, “When you have big boobs, there’s a fine line between looking tasteful and looking tacky.”

2. Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore - Breast reduction
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This loved actress decided to undergo surgery in 1992 after dealing with back pain for years. She also opted for surgery because of how awkward she felt with large breasts and being ogled by men. She just wanted to fit into clothes and not look heavy in anything she wore.

6 years after she had breast reduction surgery to decrease her D-cup to a 34C, she told Daily News, “I really love my body and the way it is right now.”

3. Ariel Winter

Ariel Winter - Breast Reduction
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At the young age of 17, this Modern Family star had surgery to decrease her F cup. She decided on surgery after dealing with years of emotional stress, internet bullying, and back pain. At first, she didn’t want to open up about her surgery because of the endless questions that would ensue.

She finally decided to share her story to see the good that would come from telling about her experience. In an interview with Glamour, she said, “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.”

4. Amber Rose

Amber Rose got breast reduction
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This actress and model finally underwent breast reduction surgery in early 2018 after contemplating the procedure for a long time. She wanted surgery because she was sick of her back hurting from her size 36H breasts and she wanted to wear cute shirts without having to wear a huge bra.

She is now a D-cup and when asked about her procedure in a recent interview with People magazine, she said, “It’s like a dream come true…Now when I’m running out the door, I don’t have to search for the right bra to fit within the shirt or to match the color of the shirt, so, it doesn’t show and look gaudy. I can kind of just throw it on and I’m like, ‘This is amazing!’ I’ve been missing this my whole life.”

“It’s like a dream come true...Now when I’m running out the door, I don’t have to search for the right bra to fit within the shirt or to match the color of the shirt, so, it doesn’t show and look gaudy. I can kind of just throw it on and I’m like, ‘This is amazing!’ I’ve been missing this my whole life.” - Amber Rose

5. Soleil Moon Frye

Soleil Moon Frye got breast reduction
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At the age of 15, this Punky Brewster star had already grown into a full 38DD bra. As a teen, she would get taunted by neighborhood boys, who referred to her as “Punky Boobster.” By her 16th birthday, she had gone through breast reduction surgery.

In an interview with People magazine shortly after her procedure, she said, “I didn’t know I would be so happy. I am just loving myself right now. I’m finally free to be the teenager that I am.”

"I didn’t know I would be so happy. I am just loving myself right now."
- Soleil Moon Frye

6. Stassi Schroeder

Stassi Schroeder got breast reduction
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This Vanderpump star opted for surgery in 2015 to reduce her DDD size breasts down to a D-cup. She chose to have the operation to end the severe back pain she had been putting up with for too long. She also had permanent scabs around her bust-line from the friction when working out that would often start bleeding.

She said that it was one of the best decisions of her life and that her nipples are a full 7 inches higher than before. She also vows to never wear a bra again. In a recent photo shoot, she proudly showed off her surgery scars and even told the photographer not to edit them out.

7. Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah got breast reduction

After debating breast reduction surgery for over a year, this rapper and actress finally took the plunge in 2013. She decided to have the surgery to help with shoulder and back pain that had just become unbearable. She had recently lost weight to try to avoid surgery but her breasts remained the same. 

Her only complaint after surgery is that they made them a little smaller than she would have liked. She was hoping to go from an F to a DDD but they turned out to be a DD-cup. When asked about her surgery she exclaimed that she is thrilled with the results.

8. Patricia Heaton

Patricia Heaton got breast reduction
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This star from Everybody Loves Raymond chose to have a breast reduction and lift after having four kids. She admits she mainly did it for vanity reasons as having children can take a toll on your body. She wasn’t happy with her saggy breasts and “nipples like platters.

She told People magazine, “I think we’re just in this great time where we have all these incredible scientific advances for your health and for the way you look. I think, if you use them in the right way, it’s a beautiful thing. I’m so happy to be able to take advantage of it.”

9. Roseanne Barr

Roseanne Barr got breast reduction
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This well-known actress and 2012 presidential nominee underwent breast reduction surgery in 1992. She decided on surgery to reduce her 40DD to a 38C to reduce back pain and also for vanity reasons.

A decade after her surgery, she told People magazine, “They were like French bread. They’re round, not oblong now. When I lay down they don’t cover my nose.”

10. Janeane Garofalo

Janeane Garofalo got breast reduction
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This 5’ 1” comedian decided on breast reduction surgery to help her career. She had a hard time getting attention without being mocked and that people judged her by her breast size and not her talent. Her D cup was just too much on her petite frame and her surgery brought her down to a modest B cup.

In an interview with Inked Magazine, she opened up about her surgery stating, “I had boobs like Dolly Parton. I did nothing but try to hide them my whole life and as soon as I was in college I was like, ‘These have got to go.’”


For those wondering whether breast reduction surgery might be the best cosmetic solution for you, we invite you to simply come in for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Chang or one of the cosmetic laser and injection nurses to explore whether you would make a good candidate. To find out more whether Aesthetica can help you, contact us online or at 703-729-5553 to arrange an appointment. Dr. Phillip Chang is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Northern Virginia near Leesburg, Virginia and an expert in a wide variety of cosmetic treatments.

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