Amber Rose shared exactly what it was like to go through breast reduction surgery
People are quick to judge anyone who opts to undergo cosmetic surgery. But if you think a little deeper, you'll see that case-by-case, everyone has a different motive to augment or "enhance" their appearance in a particular way.
If you do it just because you want to feel sexier – then great, you do whatever you want with your body. But Amber Rose, amongst others, was able to alleviate a physical and mental suffering by going through with her cosmetic procedure.
Earlier this year, the model and actress went through a breast reduction surgery, taking her from a 36H to a 36DDD. The 34-year-old has always had a larger-than-life personality, but she says that since the surgery, she feels "amazing" and like she is freer to do much more.
Speaking with People, she admitted that it was a difficult decision to make, especially since her bounteous bust has always been one of her favourite assets.
"I was scared that I wouldn't feel sexy anymore, but it got to the point where I literally was in pain," she said. "It was almost as if I had, like, a heavy backpack on my chest. Over the years, as my weight fluctuated, my boobs fluctuated."
Many people experience a change in the size of their breasts, especially since weight-gain and weight-loss both have direct relations to the size of your boobs. Especially after giving birth to her son Sebastian in 2013, Amber noticed that they had gotten much bigger. She added that as well as the physical pain she experienced due to their weight, she also become overly conscious about how her breasts changed people's perception of her.
"They definitely made me look older when I was a teenager, and also, I felt it made me look heavier as well because they were so big," she said. "They weren't implants or anything like that, and so my back was hurting me. There was times I would just walk and just stop and be like — it would kill me."
Amber says that basically every kind of physical activity she did was impacted by her breast size, including the time she spent on Dancing With the Stars two years ago.
"My boobs slowed me down. And, my partner, [Maksim Chmerkovskiy], would be like, 'Come on! Hurry up, faster, faster, faster.' And I'm like, 'Dude, I can't go any faster! I'm, like, in pain. I literally cannot move that fast,'" she said.
The 34-year-old said that she finally decided to go through with the surgery in January. The breast reduction took her H-cup down to a DDD, and the procedure conducted by Beverly Hills-based plastic surgeon Garth Fisher took more than three hours.
Now, she says she feels "amazing" and loves that she can wear spaghetti strap tops without a care.
"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 colour of the shirt so it doesn't show and look gaudy," she said.
"I can kind of just throw it on, and I'm like, 'This is amazing!' I've been missing this my whole life."