(Closed) No other title than…boobs.

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

That’s wonderful that it was benign!  Dodged a bullet!  🙂  Buuut, I’m sorry that it left you feeling uncomfortable with your chest – never fun. 

I’m not sure if this would work, but my first thought was a padded bra?  I know some bras have those removable pads, and I was thinking that you could try to find one that fit one boob with a pad and one without? 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

It is possible to get padding (like the kind the bridal salons use) and sew it into the one cup of a regular bra?

I am also unhappy with my [lack of] boobs, so I empathize on that, but I can’t even imagine how scary it must have been when you found the lump! Glad to hear that it ended up being alright in the end. I hope you come up with a solution for your bras!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

That is such a good idea, but I’ve never heard of one.  It’s pretty common to have different sizes even without lumpectomy!  With all of the women who do have to deal with this problem, cancer survivors, patients still in treatment and those of us born this way (i’m about a half cup different)…I think there is a business to be started.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010 - Signature Events

I’m sorry you had to go through this scare—but I’m glad you’re okay!

I saw these in Aerie a while back and thought of them when I saw your post:  http://www.ae.com/aerie/browse/product.jsp?catId=cat520023&productId=0735_0695′ defer=’defer

It’s a little silicone thing you slip into your bra–normally to add more va-voom.  Maybe you could put one in the cup that doesn’t fit, and leave it out on the other side?  It could help balance things out.  Hope you get some more tips here and find something that works for you!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

SO happy to hear it wasn’t cancer! Thank God, right!?

I actually read a magazine article recently that a lot of women have two different size boobs. The article talked about what to do for bra fit (and for the life of me, I cannot remember where I read this). But yeah, as some have already suggested, buy cutlets or pads to stick in the cups of the smaller boob. That should do the trick!

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I have 2 different sizes too! And I buy a cheap target bra that works great! Also, you could try getting a bra that has the padding you can take out, and just wear it in the one side thats smaller.

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2003

I’m so happy to hear that it was benign and that you’re okay – it’s the MOST important thing!

Here’s a link to the Manhattan wardrobe supply store – I used to work in theatre and we always had to pad the dancers’ bras and costumes – and MWS has a really nice variety of pads, this might be a good option to check out.

http://www.wardrobesupplies.com/store/m2_bustplus.html

 

Good luck!

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I have had surgery 3 times to remove tumors from both sides… every time they’ve been benign… thank goodness. I call the girls the Franken-boobs since they have so many scars. LOL.

I would suggest getting a bra to fit your bigger boob and then buy some chicken cutlets or other padding to accomodate for the not-so-big boob. They make some amazing stuff for cancer survivors… google masectomy bra or something like that.

On a hopeful note, any weird empty spaces left by my surgeries generally fill in with in a year or so. My last surgery was in Feb 2009 and they’re already back to their usual shape. If you really really hate it and it doesn’t resolve itself naturally, you could talk to a plastic surgeon to see if there is something they could do about it. My aunt is a breast cancer survivor and they did some amazing stuff to rebuild her breast after her treament was done.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I have a family member developed “lopsided” as she calls it.  Since she was more than a cup size different, insurance paid for her to have them augmented.  So she has the fake boobies and couldn’t be happier about it.  Maybe your insurance would pay for you to have the one augmented?

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Heron Hill Winery

Working at VS for a few years I met a lot of women with similar issues…things that were useful were the bras that had removable padding so that you could take away from one side and double up the other..I am not sure what they have available now as I am not in there that often.  They also have the bra inserts that look like chicken cutlets and adding them to one cup was helpful to a lot of women….I know you are in Ithaca so if you wanted some help you can always PM and I’d be glad to help.  (not trying to be weird it’s just that I worked there so long and I have an idea of what would/wouldn’t work)

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Victoria’s Secret makes a nice silicone insert. I used them for evening dresses, as I didn’t fill out until my early twenties. They feel rather realistic and warm up really nicely against the skin. I would go buy the pair they have there and try them out. That will also be less expensive than replacing all of your bras.

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