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“I was scared that I wouldn’t feel sexy anymore": Amber Rose on her fears over breast reduction surgery

It took Amber three years to decide to go to surgery all the while struggling to convince herself that her body image would not suffer if she went for it.
UPDATED FEB 24, 2020
Amber Rose (Getty Images)
Amber Rose (Getty Images)

For three years Amber Rose thought over her decision of having a breast reduction but made up her mind when it started to affect her life negatively. It took her a long argument with herself to convince her to go forward with the decision. 

Amber Rose took three years to decide if she should have a breast reduction (Photo by Bryan Steffy/Getty Images)

“I was scared that I wouldn’t feel sexy anymore, but it got to the point where I literally was in pain,” she told People. “It was almost as if I had like a heavy backpack on my chest,” Amber added that the size of her breast made it hard for her to workout and also affected her performance with Maksim Chmerkovskiy on Dancing with the Stars in 2016. “My boobs slowed me down. And, my partner, Maks, 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. 

Just like most of the people out there, Amber was worried about the scars the surgery would leave but decided to go ahead with the surgery when the pain was unbearable. "I got my boobs when I was 14, but I would say, over the years, as my weight fluctuated, my boobs fluctuated. And, so, after I had my son, I mean, my boobs, they got bigger," she said. 

She feels better after she got the surgery  (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for ShoeDazzle)

They got way, way bigger. 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 continued. Amber, whose breast size was 36H cup size could feel various health issues arising due to her breasts.

“They weren’t implants or anything like that and so, my back was hurting me. There were times I would just walk and just stop and be like … it would kill me. And, so, at that point, I was like, this is more of like a health issue, where I have to get this done," she said. In January, Amber had a three-hour surgery done by  Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Garth Fisher. “Amber had really large breasts that looked gorgeous, and the pressure was to make them smaller and beautiful," Garth told the magazine. 

Now at a 36DDD cup size, Amber says “it’s like a dream come true” as she can wear clothes she previously could not. “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 color 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.”