Breast enlargements may be the most common surgery women want when it comes to getting their dream body, but some celebs were actually unhappy with their large breasts and opted for a surgical reduction.
While stars like Victoria Beckham, Pamela Anderson, Denise Richards, and Sharon Osbourne decided to remove their implants or get smaller ones, here are the real celebrities who’ve had breast reductions, getting rid of some of their natural breast tissue.
After already becoming a star and going to rehab twice by the age of 14, Drew Barrymore decided her DD cups were too large for her at the age of 17.
“I really love my body and the way it is right now. There’s something very awkward about women and their breasts because men look at them so much. When they’re huge, you become very self-conscious. Your back hurts. You find that whatever you wear, you look heavy in. It’s uncomfortable,” she told New York Daily News in 2008.
Since losing a lot of weight didn’t affect her breast size at all, Queen Latifah became one of the celebrities who’ve had breast reductions in 2003. “I didn’t want to get it. But I had lost 25 pounds and my breasts didn’t go anywhere! I was still carrying that load,” she told People. Going from an “E or F” cup to a DD, the actress and singer actually thought she went too far when the surgery leaft her with double Ds.
Another celebrity who opted for a breast reduction after losing some weight, Roseanne Barr also wanted to change the shape of her breasts. “They were like French bread. They’re round, not oblong now. When I lay down they don’t cover my nose,” she explained to People magazine after getting the surgery.
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One of the celebrities who’ve had breast reductions with the hopes that it would help their career, Janeane Garofalo identifies as asexual, so she faced no pressure from a partner to keep them big. “I was a 36-C or -D, and at five-foot-one, I knew that being a small person with big boobs standing in front of an audience was not going to be easy,” she explained after going down to a B cup, and feeling it “was the best thing in the whole world.”
“Millionaire Matchmaker” star Patti Stanger has actually undergone two breast reduction surgeries because she kept gaining weight, and… they grew back. “I had my first breast reduction and lift five years ago. Then I had another one. I felt skinny and young again!” she told Life & Style magazine in 2013.
Dealing with weight issues was also the reason why Star Jones became one of the celebrities who’ve had breast reductions. The former co-host of “The View” decided to get lap band surgery in 2003 to lose weight, and also opted for a breast reduction. It took her years to admit that she had gastic bypass surgery.
Star of “Everybody Loves Raymond” and “The Middle”, Patricia Heaton decided to go under the knife for smaller breasts after the had her four children. “My breasts were hanging down to here from breastfeeding those babies, and my nipples were like platters. I wanted to fit into the gowns that I finally got to wear,” she told People magazine.
One of the celebrities who’ve had breast reductions before turning 18, actress and singer Kim Fields got her surgery at 16. Years later, the character she played on “Living Single” had a similar storyline.
Known for her GG-sized breasts and her appearance on the UK reality show “Celebrity Big Brother”, glamour model Casey Batchelor told the Daily Star why she opted for a reduction: “My boobs have always been a huge insecurity. I’m not saying my boobs are awful or anything, because they aren’t, but they have never made me truly happy inside”.
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Soleil Moon Frye
Known for her role as “Punky Brewster”, Soleil Moon Frye became one of the celebrities who’ve had breast reductions at the age of 15, going from 38-DD’s to a more manageable 36-C. The actress didn’t only face back pain, but also body image issues because of her huge breasts.