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Dear Sugar,

I am 24-years-old and I have a very small frame. I've been insecure about my small breasts since I was a teenager. I know that many women have these insecurities as well and I've have thought about breast augmentation, but I really don't want to go through something so severe and invasive. Recently, I have been looking into herbal supplements that claim to increase breast size. I feel like if these supplements really did work, everyone would be on them. Do you have any other natural suggestions or advice for myself and other women who share the same insecurities as I do?
— Flat Chested Christina

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Dear Flat Chested Christina,

Having insecurities about your chest size is completely normal, but keep in mind that although the media makes us all think men are only attracted to buxom, curvaceous woman, that's actually far from the truth. You mentioned that you have a small frame, so it sounds like your chest is pretty proportional to your body type.

No matter what I tell you, it's important for you to feel secure about yourself and the way you look. You're probably right about the herbal supplements: If they really did work, people wouldn't spend thousands of dollars for augmentations, so wearing a padded bra might be a better idea! Just because you're not very busty, it doesn't mean you can't show off what you do have. Try wearing clothing that accentuates your assets — maybe you have amazing legs, arms, or even a great butt.

If at the end of the day, implants are still something you want to consider, by all means go for it. Consult a doctor and weigh your options, but don't make any rash decisions. As I'm sure you know, undergoing elective surgery is risky and not something that should be taken lightly, so make sure your 150 percent sure of your decision. Oh, and for the record Christina, I happen to know many men and women who are more attracted to women with smaller breasts!


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Girl101 Girl101 7 years
I always wondered why boobs are such a big deal. They look just like men's just bigger. If a guy wants to have a girl with breast, he probably is that kind of a shallow person that you would not want anyway. I think my boobs (which are only B cup) get in the way sometimes and would not mind having smaller ones. I don't think my husband would care one way or another. Just learn to accept and love your body for what it is, because your friends with bigger breast have gravity pushing theirs down to their knees.
Abnormal-girlie Abnormal-girlie 7 years
I don't want to belittle your concerns, but the size of your boobs are completely irrelevant. Would you dump a guy with a small penis? If I guy loves you, he won't care about that either. Be genuine, nice and caring guys will be beating down your door. I'm married now and have talked with plenty of my hubbies friends who aren't and I really think men want what we want out of a relationship.
emalove emalove 9 years
Aw, I can relate to you a little...I have a very small frame too and have always been small-chested. I'm only a 32B. In high school and even college, I hated it and was a little self-conscious about it. But as I got older, I became more comfortable with myself and I love my body now. I love being petite. I love being able to wear skimpy bikinis and not worry about falling out of them. I love being able to go braless when I'm wearing a halter top or tank top in the summer. I love being able to wear pretty much any style of clothing and knowing that I'll fit into it and look good. I think as you get older, you'll begin to accept yourself more and realize that it's okay to have a small chest. It doesn't make you any less sexy or womanly. But until then, just invest in some good push-up bras!
sunnyheart sunnyheart 9 years
Oh and popgoestheworld is right... do some push-ups! They'll make you feel better about yourself!
sunnyheart sunnyheart 9 years
Don't fret honey! I'm an A and I love wearing string bikinis, halters, and backless dresses my friends couldn't dream of wearing. Know you are beautiful and find yourself a great ass man who agrees. If you accidentally end up with a jerk of a breast man, don't let him make you feel bad about yourself and move on--there's a lid for every pot. :)
hmcmcd hmcmcd 9 years
I think that this insecurity of small breast comes from women not men. Men are attracted to women regardless of breast size, but it something women use to make other women feel less secure, by joking about it and drawing attention to it, women are just trying to validate themselves in front of men. When a woman takes off her top regardless of her breast size all men will stare. It has nothing to do with the size of the breast it is the overall sexuality of the woman that men are attracted to.
kimberly_86 kimberly_86 9 years
Just like I'm sure you've already heard, having a small chest isn't something that you should be insecure about. However, I have a small chest and it definitely gets annoying. I'm an A, but sometimes feel like a AA, no lie! I'm coming around to my small chest for a few reasons: my mother has the same size chest as me, and she has had 4 children and they're still as perky as, we can run without pain or discomfort, and sometimes not having to wear a bra is a wonderful thing. Embrace the small boobs girl!
nicole815 nicole815 9 years
I have a small frame and along with that small boobs...and I love them! I can go out with 2 layered tanks in the spring / summer, and I don't need to worry about strapping them in like the larger chested girls. I you need role models look at Kate Hudson, Nicole Richie or Keri Russell! You can also wear low cut tops without looking vampy! I'd never change them!
Pistil Pistil 9 years
As a barely A, I just wanted to say that I found many of these responses very encouraging. I always complain about it, but I don't think I could ever do surgery. I figure it's easy to dwell on the things you don't like and I challenge myself to be content with what I have. Let's face it: if it's not one thing it's another, right? It may not seem like it, but there are plenty of girls in the same boat. It may not seem like it, but there are plenty of guys who don't care, or even prefer your body type. Forget 'ideal' and love who you are.
clareberrys clareberrys 9 years
hey when you are 75 you wont have saggy breasts like everyone else!!! you wont have back pain...when you get pregnant your breasts will grow a little bit and may even stay a little bit bigger......find clothes that fit your form and flatter you....accentuate other parts of your body...and just remember that not all men are attracted to the woman with huge boobs!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 9 years
I would be happy to trade places with you. I'm petite, and I'm a 34C. Someone once presumed I had breast implants, but I don't. I just look like I do because my chest is so busty compared to my frame. Personally, I think small or no chested woman look feminine and elegant. You can wear low-cut tops or tuck in your shirt, and look nice. In my case, I can't wear stuff like that or else I would attract unwanted attention, or come across looking trashy. Being busty is not all that, in my opinion.
jedimasterarmi jedimasterarmi 9 years
i forgot to add-learn to appreciate what you have-although you might feel too small, just think of what you can fit into that large busted women can't.
jedimasterarmi jedimasterarmi 9 years
I think that no matter what our physical type is, we're never happy. I have the opposite of your problem-I have a small waist and a large bust. this is esp. embarassing for me when i go to buy swimwear-most of what i try on doesnt fit me in the top or the support is not enough. if i buy two pieces, the bra part is always a ton larger than the bottom.
bellydancinmary bellydancinmary 9 years
I'm 5'0" and a B cup. I'm unproportioned (I have big hips and ass with small breasts), but guys don't seem to mind. My boyfriend loves my breasts the way they are and I don't mind the way they look either. I can wear things that other girls can't wear and I don't have to worry about sagginess occurring. If it bothers you that much though, wait (if you have children) until after the babies are born then decide if you want to do something about it or not. The body goes under some shocking changes with pregnancy.
Havana_Banana Havana_Banana 9 years
It's a lot easier being small chested. No problem running or exercising. Clothes do fit better, and it's nice not worrying about guys staring at your boobs! I had bigger ones when I was pregnant and I hated it. I am used to being smaller. Natural is best. Be yourself.
Jeny Jeny 9 years
herbal sups do NOT work! I got a breast enhancement and went to a VERY natural size.. almost a full c.. i've always been bigger below so it evened out my body nicely.. You should think about it!
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