Britney Spears is feeling kind of bad about her breasts lately, one of the reasons being that she can’t fit into the red, skintight onesy that she wore in the ‘Oops! I Did it Again’ video (for what reason she wants to wear that sweatbox again, I have no clue). Britney said she wants to feel more streamlined and feels that sometimes her boobs get in the way. I say to her: Britney, your boobs are one of the best things you have left; do not destroy them!
Britney Spears wouldn’t be the first Hollywood star to get a breast reduction. Soleil Moon Frye (aka Punky Brewster) had a breast reduction at the age of 15, but she suffered from gigantomastia, a disease that makes the body extremely sensitive to estrogen and progesterone. She had her breasts reduced from a 38DD to a 36C, and without the surgery, her breasts would have likely continued to grow, making a future reduction more difficult. So in her case, she would have ended up being in a lot of pain later in life, making it the best thing to do in her situation.
Atomic Kitten member Kerry Katona had her breast reduction televised. She said her bust had increased to a GG after giving birth (she likely also suffered from pregnancy-induced gigantomastia), and she said her nipples were at her feet and that she just wanted to be a DD again. Once again, this was definitely the right thing to do in her situation.
Drew Barrymore made the decision to have a breast reduction at the age of 16. She had DD breasts at the time, and said that she made the decision because she wanted to be able to get more serious roles as an actress. Unfortunately, this hasn’t worked out too well for her. She may be famous, but she’s definitely never had any award-winning roles, and she has not avoided showing her breasts off for the camera. If she really wanted to prove something, she should have kept them and pursued being a serious actress anyway. In her case, her breasts were not too big; she just made an ill-advised decision to butcher her body.
But why would women with big breasts that aren’t causing them serious health problems get them reduced? Well, it could be some kind of Freudian thing, or maybe the result of familial pressure. I’ve been a 34-36 D or DD since the age of fifteen, and being an avid athlete, my father suggested getting them reduced a few times. I could sense a lot of negativity from family members because of them, and they would imply that I was “fat”, rather than actually say anything about my breasts. However, I’ve always been a size 2 to 5 since high school!
A lot of this family negativity stems from fathers being uneasy about daughters being seen as sex objects and female family members being jealous. Perhaps Drew was experiencing a little pressure from someone who was making her feel negative about her body, and maybe Britney is now going through the same thing. But I’m very glad I’ve never had a reduction, and I think women with naturally big breasts need to embrace them; just think of how many flat-chested women will spend thousands of dollars to get what you have, and how horrible it must make breast cancer survivors feel to hear about women getting reductions because their breasts are just a little bit big!
Old Hollywood stars like Jayne Mansfield and Jane Russell embraced their large chests, and became some of the most popular actresses of all time. Britney Spear’s breast size is probably about the same as Marilyn Monroe’s, and could you imagine that sex symbol ever getting a reduction?
There is something psychologically wrong with women who get breast reductions just because they believe their breasts will make it hard for them to be taken seriously. Evolution has dictated that big breasts are a big plus, and to want to get rid of them and replace them with very big scars, a woman’s thinking has to be very off. So, in short, in some cases, breast reduction is needed, but in Britney’s case, she’s completely lost her mind.