Living With Poland Syndrome

Hi everyone!
Today’s blog is going to be about body and health.

More specifically Poland Syndrome, which is something that I was born with.

I’ve spoken about this a lot already on my Instagram, YouTube and Facebook, and even have an article coming out soon for the company Amoena.

Essentially I have 1 breast

(Expect me to say “boob” and “breast” a lot in this post)

The muscle under my “breast” on the left side never formed properly, so it is mostly flat.

(Yes I still have a nipple if you’re wondering)

It just means that I have 1 larger “normal” boob and a very small boob that barley exists.

Obviously this makes it difficult to find swimsuits or bras or even shirts that fit properly without it being completely noticeable. And when I lean forward in low cut clothes you can see the size differences as I don’t really have a cleavage.

Growing up with PS is hard because you see all the girls around you developing breasts and boys giving them attention because of it, meanwhile yours is growing unevenly. You can’t hide the larger one but if you wear a low-cut shirt you can see the smaller one. So you just live in turtleneck shirts and fill your bras with socks.

In all seriousness though it was very difficult at first. I didn’t know anyone at all with PS, I didn’t even know that it was a thing.

Most people didn’t even want to talk about boobs and I was never taught about it in school.

Even my doctors didn’t know what it was when I visited them multiple times, I had to research and figure it out for myself then teach my doctors about what it was!

Once the doctors knew, they offered me a boob job, but I declined as I don’t want to change myself. This is who I am, and if people don’t respect it or want to judge me for it then they don’t deserve to be in my life in the first place.

Obviously life would be easier with a boob job, but the only people bothered about my chest are others, and I wouldn’t put myself through the changes or the risks to make other people happy.

The hospital give me prosthetics that look like boobs. Which I just have to put inside my bra to give the illusion that I have 2 breasts.

I get a new one each time I outgrow the old one and they’re by the brand Amoena.

Amoena usually make clothes for women who have uneven breasts due to cancer, however their products work just as well for people like me with Poland Syndrome or any other reason that someone may have uneven breasts.

They even very kindly sent me a bikini, a bra and a vest top to promote for them.

Luckily the people around me are very understanding and supportive. They don’t judge me or get put off by it, and my boyfriend doesn’t mind at all.

My friends understand that I can’t buy normal bras or wear certain things and always look out for me when we go swimming to ensure my boob hasn’t fallen out of my bikini.

When I was younger and growing up with PS, I wished that there were other people that I could talk to, or knew that anyone else had this too.

So thankfully due to my large online following, I’ve been able to spread the word, and to let other young girls know that they aren’t alone, and that they don’t have to change their bodies.

I’ve spoken to hundreds of people including “celebs” who haven’t been able to discuss it with anyone as it’s such a private topic.

If you want to know more or have any questions then feel free to ask!

Thank you for reading my blog and I’ll see you guys next time!

Best wishes ~ Becca x

1 thought on “Living With Poland Syndrome”

  1. Hey Becca.
    Thank you for sharing your story…..I also recently found out the name of my condition….I doubt here in Africa anyone knows about it.turning 30 soon and it has always bugged me but now that I know better I feel like a weight gas been lifted off my shoulders….
    It’s not easy at all though.tge secrets an insecurities were not a walk in the park.but am grateful I found your blog and I can now share with my family #who have been clueless all this while# what this is.
    You’ve really helped me.
    Thank you.

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