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Big boobs after menopause

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Suej7 Wed 10-Apr-19 10:53:49

Anyone else experienced an increase in size of their boobs after menopause? And have you found any way to reduce them? I’ve gone up at least two cup sizes and dieting and exercise don’t seem to help. I hate it - uncomfortable and matronly!

Gonegirl Wed 10-Apr-19 11:09:04

Yep. And when I bend over frontways I nearly fall forward onto my head.

I think it's just fat. DH likes it though.

Urmstongran Wed 10-Apr-19 11:44:33

I have. When I saw the GP recently she said ‘us large breasted ladies ...’ that was never me!

Anja Wed 10-Apr-19 12:16:39

Yep! Don’t like it. Can’t wear round-necked jumpers or T-shirts anymore as they make them look like a platform

EllanVannin Wed 10-Apr-19 12:48:15

I'd lost quite a bit of weight at the time as I was coping with a sick husband and working at the same time as the menopause began and I was shrinking. It's only the last few years that I've managed to gain 1/2 a stone and my body shape back again, including the boobs which I thought would shrivel away altogether. I had visions of spaniels ears !

Coolgran65 Wed 10-Apr-19 13:08:00

I have always been big boobed and that definitely increased as I got older. I had an enforced early menopause at 40 which didn't help.

GrandmaMoira Wed 10-Apr-19 13:25:43

Yes I have the same issue and I don't think there's anything to be done. I've gone from a C cup to E and clothes that accommodate this are too big on the shoulders and long in the arm.

Lazigirl Wed 10-Apr-19 13:39:15

I have always worn a C cup but after menopause am in DD with melons on my chest! I haven't gained weight elsewhere so guess it is just a hormonal - lack of hmm issue. The worst thing is bra straps cutting into shoulders. Big boobs ruin the line of clothing, jackets and so on, but it's not a life threatening issue, and there could be many worse things to put up with.

Anrol Wed 10-Apr-19 13:51:03

I have very large boobs and always have had. I hate them. Post menopause I have gone from a 34G to an H/J cup. All my life I have had to dress carefully to lessen the visual impact. Please don’t call us big chested ladies matronly. I had a tear in my eye when you wrote this. I couldn’t help being first in the queue.

phoenix Wed 10-Apr-19 14:10:36

What's wrong with me????? I'm still as flat chested as ever.

My stomach and bottom however are definitely increasing sad

silverlining48 Wed 10-Apr-19 14:13:56

Oh anrol, my sympathies. Have you ever Considered a reduction? A number of my friends are very satisfied with their results.

Gonegirl Wed 10-Apr-19 14:15:02

phoenix grin

TerriBull Wed 10-Apr-19 14:15:25

Yeah I hate mine too, I'd love to have them reduced, but that would be unnecessary surgery and my husband tells me "I would be mutilating myself unnecessarily" "I look good" his words and "should accept myself". Falls on deaf ears, I'm inclined to agree with Susannah Constantine, who also is also afflicted with a larger bust "you can never look cool with big boobs", again my husband profoundly disagrees with that assertion. As you say Lazigirl "they ruin the line of clothing, at their worst "a shelf" sad

I can never understand the likes of Katie Price and women like her who have their breasts inflated to a ridiculous size through surgery, they just look like a gross caricature imo.

Lazigirl Wed 10-Apr-19 14:19:45

Asked OH would you prefer me slimmer with small boobs, or fatter with big ones. Reply "slim with big ones"! Just can't win grin

Suej7 Wed 10-Apr-19 20:30:28

Anrol, sorry if my use of the word matronly upset you - just how I feel about myself now. 😊

M0nica Wed 10-Apr-19 21:00:53

Phoenix Me too.

Lily65 Wed 10-Apr-19 21:02:45

Huge and hateful. If I could afford it, I'd have surgery.

LadyGracie Wed 10-Apr-19 21:59:52

Phoenix Snap envy

mcem Wed 10-Apr-19 22:11:49

Yes bigger boobs post-menopause and fatter tummy but what I hate most is the flat shrinking bum!!!

Rosiebee Sat 20-Apr-19 11:02:29

I thought it was just me. I try and disguise the shelf effect with floaty scarves or get some definition with a long heavyish pendant. I have some lovely loose t shirts which I need to wear a thin camisole under as armholes are very low. Camisole stretched to make a real shelf so I grabbed scissors and cut a deep V down the front. Result! T shirt draped more kindly and I still had under arm coverage.

lovebeigecardigans1955 Sat 20-Apr-19 11:07:58

I've always been big up top but after menopause my tummy and waist have caught up or overtaken. You can't win, can you>