Judge Jay-Jay shares her advice on getting a boob job

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Dear Jay-Jay
I'm hoping to pick your brain.
I know you got a breast reduction and I'd really love to get one too. How did you decide it was right for you and how did you pick a surgeon? Also how did you decide what size to go down to? What do you wish you'd known before you did it? Thanks in advance.
Kia ora Jules,
I get asked this all the time and I'm happy to help! I have lived with big boobs since I sprouted them as a teenager. No matter my body size, my boobs just kept growing. I used to love them, but by the time I got to my thirties, they weren't sparking joy for me any more. They were hard to dress, clothes didn't fit right, sexy underwear was harder to find, my back and shoulders ached, and my boobs seemed to overwhelm me. I felt like everyone was staring at them and they were often a magnet for unwanted sexual advances.
Once I had decided to get a reduction, it took about 10 years for me to actually get around to doing it. A couple of things held me back – I was terrified of having surgery, I was scared of scarring and I couldn't afford it. It is really expensive. You can expect to spend up to around $30,000. Luckily for me, after selling my house with my ex, I was able to make a bit extra to pay for the operation, and I booked there and then. That was last year.
I had recommendations of surgeons from friends and I chose Dr Adam Greenbaum from Cutting Edge Plastic Surgery in Pukekohe. My co-host Flynny's mum Karen has worked for him for years and spoke highly of him, so that's why I chose him.
It was a scary experience, but I knew I wanted it. And the minute I came to after the operation, I was happy. And I have never regretted it for one second.
I was almost a double F and I told Dr Greenbaum that I wanted to be a C-D. He can't get the sizing exactly right and does consider proportions, so I ended up with DD. I am still very happy and my shoulders and back have thanked me for it. Also, I never wear a bra any more! They are perky and light – and I love them!
Do your research to choose a surgeon, and I'm sure you will be in safe hands. I can also almost guarantee you will not regret it at all!
Best of luck, Jay-Jay
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