Your breasts and your identity

Written on the 15 April 2015 by Dr Jamie Burt

Your breasts and your identity

When you look in the mirror and you see your breasts, how do you feel about yourself? Do you look away? Do you want to quickly grab something and hide them? Do you hate them? How important are your breasts and how you feel as a person?

Unfortunately when you have heavy breasts it does shape how you feel as a person.

Our survey tells the stories of women, perhaps just like you that really feel like they can't be the person they want to be because of the size of their breasts.

Comments like:

"Since I was young I have always had large breasts and was often teased at school. Even when having children I was told breastfeeding would help reduce my size this was not the case. This has made me self conscious for many years. I often round my shoulders and cross my arms over my chest when standing." and 

"Ever since developing breast at age 11. I have always felt at war with my breast from the moment they appeared I wanted them gone. My breast weigh me down not only physically but emotionally too."

make you understand the emotional as well as the physical toll that larger breasts play in so many women's lives.

Here at the Breast Reduction Clinic we hope to share these insights and give you a place to be heard and understood. Here is a Better Health Fact Sheet that gives you more information about breast reduction.




Author: Dr Jamie Burt
About: Dr Jamie Burt was born and educated in Melbourne, attending the University of Melbourne and graduating with MBBS in 1998. He is a member of the Senior Medical Staff at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, and was Head of Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute until 2004. Known for his respectful, informative, and caring approach, Jamie has been caring for women with breast reduction concerns for over 15 years. During this time, one moment stands out as defining what he aims to achieve with The Breast Reduction Clinic.
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