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Old 11-02-2009, 07:32 PM
 
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I can't seem to find a good bra to lift my heavy breasts. I am a 34F and it is hard to find sizes that lift without minimizing (which hurts). Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 11-02-2009, 07:38 PM
 
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My daughter, who doesn't find underwires comfortable, has found comfort and enough "hoist" for the girls at Lane Bryant. I'm not sure they go down to 34 though.

Today's Oprah had a segment on bras, and suggested going to Nordstrom's to get professionally measured for fit.
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Old 11-02-2009, 07:44 PM
 
Location: North Shore Long Island
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Panache & Fantasie make some great plunge bras that lift! I order them from BareNecessities.com.

Freya makes some nice ones as well, but they tend to have more coverage.


I'm a 36G and those are the brands that I primarily wear.
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Old 11-02-2009, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Midcoast Maine
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I can't seem to find a good bra to lift my heavy breasts. I am a 34F and it is hard to find sizes that lift without minimizing (which hurts). Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
As a former big-chested girl myself, have you considered reduction surgery? I know you were asking about bras, but just thought I'd ask. I had the surgery about 6 years ago, and it changed my life. I went from a 38J to a 38D. Most insurances cover the cost, especially if you're in pain. Something you may want to check into. As for bras, I always had luck with the bra finder at JMS.com:

Plus Size Apparel from JMS !!
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Old 11-02-2009, 07:50 PM
 
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Thank you so much for the tips. I have wasted so much money looking for the perfect bra to lift my girls. I have found good bras like Wacoal but find that after a few washings they stretch and don't hoist quiet the same. I don't want to have breast reduction surgery; I think the right bra will take the pressure off my back. I don't care what they say... large breasts are painful.
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Old 11-02-2009, 07:52 PM
 
Location: North Shore Long Island
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Thank you so much for the tips. I have wasted so much money looking for the perfect bra to lift my girls. I have found good bras like Wacoal but find that after a few washings they stretch and don't hoist quiet the same. I don't want to have breast reduction surgery; I think the right bra will take the pressure off my back. I don't care what they say... large breasts are painful.
For just basic everyday bras, I like the Goddess 3910. It's not a pretty or sexy bra, but it's good for basic wear.
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Old 11-02-2009, 07:56 PM
 
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lovemaine, I have thought about it but worried about scaring. Also, to get the breasts to lift, I understand they put an implant in after the lift. Is that correct?
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Old 11-02-2009, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Midcoast Maine
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lovemaine, I have thought about it but worried about scaring. Also, to get the breasts to lift, I understand they put an implant in after the lift. Is that correct?
No, there are no implants. I can only speak for my own surgery though. My doctor did a great job lifting my breasts after the excess skin was removed. I haven't been this perky since before my kids were born! As for scarring, it's minimal. The scars are underneath my breasts, where they're not noticeable. There are different kinds of reduction surgery though. Again, I only speak for myself, but going through surgery was so worth it to me. Before the reduction, I had almost constant back pain and would develop rashes under my breasts. Plus there were so many tops I couldn't even wear. All that resolved itself after the surgery. The only negative for me was the recovery time. It took a solid 6 weeks for me to feel normal again.

I took this procedure very seriously, did a lot of research and talked to several doctors. Personally, I would never have surgery for vanity's sake, but this surgery was necessary since it was causing health problems for me. In the end it was well worth it....
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Old 11-02-2009, 08:11 PM
 
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No, there are no implants. I can only speak for my own surgery though. My doctor did a great job lifting my breasts after the excess skin was removed. I haven't been this perky since before my kids were born! As for scarring, it's minimal. The scars are underneath my breasts, where they're not noticeable. There are different kinds of reduction surgery though. Again, I only speak for myself, but going through surgery was so worth it to me. Before the reduction, I had almost constant back pain and would develop rashes under my breasts. Plus there were so many tops I couldn't even wear. All that resolved itself after the surgery. The only negative for me was the recovery time. It took a solid 6 weeks for me to feel normal again. In the end it was well worth it though....
Yes, the recovery time. I have often wondered about that too and how painful it is. Thanks for your insight into your experience. Honestly, one day I feel that I will need the surgery because as I'm sure there will be more and more sag as I get older.

Another question. I am so used to my breasts, does it feel weird for them not to be there as big anymore? Does it feel like you are missing something?

Oh... an finally... did the male oogling stop after your surgery? Just asking.
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Old 11-02-2009, 11:02 PM
 
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I guess I shouldn't mind my measly 32B self when I hear about bra straps digging into shoulders. Ouch!
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