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Amber Rose: Considering a Breast Reduction, Asks Fans for Feedback!

Amber Rose is known for being body-positive, unashamed about nudity, and for countering slut-shaming with frank discussions about sex and about women’s rights.

She’s also known for her modeling work and her incredible body.

But Amber Rose took to Instagram to share with followers that she’s seriously considering saying goodbye to part of her legendary figure: her breasts.

Amber posted a message to her followers:

“I’m thinking about getting a breast reduction this year.”

A lot of people get breast reduction procedures, though reasons for them can vary.

Amber Rose’s breasts are huge, by any standard, so she really doesn’t have to explain.

“My boobs are stupid heavy, my back hurts and I can’t wear cute lil shirts without a grandma bra.”

Back pain due to large, cumbersome breasts can be a serious problem, especially over time.

That pain is real and it doesn’t get better with age.

Wardrobe issues are not at all uncommon for women with large breasts.

Many find shopping for shirts difficult, not to mention finding a bra that fits them and looks nice.

A lot of larger bras are those beige ones, folks.

“I’m really scared of the lollipop scars tho…. any advice?”

Lollipop scars, called this for their shape, are scars that follow a straight line up the bottom of the breast and then encircle the entire nipple of both breasts, as this is where the incision is made so that breast tissue can be removed.

Cosmetic surgery can often do away with scars, but that means having yet another procedure, and not all scarring can be wiped away.

What really matters is being happy after the procedure, and it looks like Amber knows that:

“Are there any ladies out there that are much happier even though you have breast reduction scars?”

We do hear that they fade over time, but everyone’s skin is different.

A lot of women worry about facing rejection if their breasts look disfigured.

(Men can be terrible, folks)

“And no I don’t have implants so they can’t just cut around the nipples.”

Sometimes breast implants can be inserted or removed through a 180 degree incision around the areola, though that’s usually in patients with larger nipples after they’ve given birth.

(Someone should tell Rob Kardashian that, since his revenge porn meltdown last month betrayed his total ignorance about how nipples naturally change size)

Amber Rose really wanted feedback from her followers in ways that many people would not.

“Tell me about [your] experiences.”

Some celebrities leave their Instagram comments closed as a matter of course. They just want to share photos and their lives but they don’t need to see the hate or a dozen people comment “first!” like this is YouTube in 2008.

Amber Rose, however, was literally asking for responses.

As you can imagine, the comments that she got were varied.

A lot of people expressed sympathy.

Some were medical professionals (or, at least, they claimed to be) who warned of things like scarring (though, as we mentioned before, scarring isn’t always permanent).

Others had undergone breast reductions or knew people who had.
Other celebrities, such as Ariel Winter, have undergone breast reduction surgery to address physical discomfort as well as wardrobe problems.
(In Ariel’s case, it was also to reclaim a bit of her identity and to take control of her image)
So Amber Rose, if she decides to do this, will be in good company.

We’re not saying that crowdsourcing your medical advice is any substitute for consulting with qualified surgeons.

But we do think that it’s neat that Amber Rose reached out to her fans 

Not just as a treat for some of them, but because she’s using her fame as a resource in a kind of unusual way.

We don’t know if she’ll go through with it.

Amber Rose would be beautiful with no breasts of any size or no breasts whatsoever.

What’s important is what she chooses for herself.

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Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner: Still Considering Divorce?!

Just last week, several media outlets reported that Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner had decided to reconcile after 18 months of separation.

The news didn’t come as a total shock, as neither Affleck nor Garner filed for divorce during the year and a half they were apart.

Now, however, it seems the tabloid press may have jumped the gun by reporting that Bennifer 2.0 was officially back on.

According to Us Weekly, despite rumors to the contrary, Garner is still very much considering calling it quits on her marriage.

The magazine claims that Garner is now open to the possibility of giving Ben another chance, but as of right now, the couple remains separated.

“They could always get back together,” a source tells Us.

“There is a lot of love and support there, and they have worked out a way to have their family that works for them.”

Sounds like Ben and Jen remain mired in a limbo of indecision, unwilling to officially pull the plug and file for divorce, but afraid of giving the man-and-wife thing another go only to have it blow up in their faces.

It seems that for much of their time apart, Jen has been hoping for Ben to change his ways (He’s been accused of heavy drinking, excessive gambling, and nanny-banging Christine Ouzounian.) and now he’s finally beginning to show progress.

Sources say Jen is currently dithering over whether it’s too little, too late.

The tipster tells Us that Affleck and Garner’s issues go back several years, and Ben has had to talk Jen into sticking it out on several occasions:

“They were going to divorce when Sam was born, but you know how it is — baby comes and solves the issues for a bit, but it’s just a Band-Aid. It hasn’t been working for ages,” a source said at the time.

“Ben truly wanted his idea of family life and the idea of family he had growing up in Boston, so he stayed in it longer than he wanted to because of the kids and the idea of family. But he couldn’t save it.”

During their separation, Ben and Jen attended marriage counseling, but sources say they quit after a couple sessions.

These days it sounds like there’s a remote possibility of a reconciliation …

… but the smart money is still on Affleck and Garner going their separate ways.

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Mike Vick Already Considering NFL Comeback … Tom Brady Inspired Me (VIDEO)

He’s only been “officially retired” for a few days, but Mike Vick says he’s already thinking about an NFL comeback … all thanks to Tom Brady. Vick joined the guys on the “TMZ Sports” TV show (airs Monday night on FS1) and said he’s “leaving the…

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