Light And Free: Woman Undergoes Surgery To Reduce 36NNN Breasts
Most of us love boobs. They’re soft, a source of nourishment for the babies and sexual pleasure for us and the mens. They’re pretty awesome. But you know too much of a good thing is not always so great.
Enter Kerisha Mark who suffered from a medical condition that caused her breasts to naturally grow to a 36NNN bust size. And along with those breasts, came issues of physical pain, hardships and embarrassment when strangers would ask to touch them to see if they were real.
After much prayer, the 40-year-old wife and mother decided that it was time for her to make a change. That led her to Houston’s most renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Franklin Rose who said Kerisha’s case was the worst he’s seen in 30 years.
Kerisha celebrated her birthday with the operation.
“I was like happy birthday to me.”
Kerisha sees the reduction as an opportunity for her to start a new life. She finally wants to be known as the woman she is, wife, mother and school social worker and not her chest which have attracted stares and whispers since she was in high school.
“My first time at boot camp, I did a jumping jack and my bra snapped,” Kerisha told Houston’s ABC affiliate.
And the troubles didn’t end there. As she got older the inconveniences grew along with her bust. “I started to have really bad headaches.”
Kerisha suffers from a medical condition called Gigantomastia, where girls as young as 14 can experience overgrowth.
Dr. Rose thinks Kerisha made the right decision by deciding to have the reduction, naturally.
“Nobody could support this additional weight. She would have ended up almost a hunchback given 30 more years.”
After three hours of surgery, Dr. Rose removed 15 pounds of breast tissue.
Kerisha said, “The first time my best friend saw me, she cried. When I stood up for the first time I felt so light.”
But it wasn’t exactly all smooth sailing from there.
“After I got home, I did cry. It was like I mourned the death of them, it was like a divorce.”
And just like a woman having come through a bad relationship, Kerisha felt like a new woman. After the reduction, she was able to shop for a new wardrobe and wear a swimsuit for the first time.
She said the first thing on her agenda was to “purchase a beautiful bra and second is to buy a strapless dress.”
But most importantly, she looks forward to the improved quality of life and plans to live her life “to the fullest without restrictions.”
You can watch Kerisha’s story in the video below.