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The Real Housewives Of New York City: Interview With Jill Zarin

April 26, 2009 09:00:21 by Britteny Elrick
real-housewives-of-new-york-city-jill-zarin1 The Real Housewives of New York City star Jill Zarin talked with Life & Style about her recent breast reduction.  According to Jill, she had surgery to bring  her chest size from a 32G to a 32DD.  Keep reading for the rest of the interview… Jill told Life & Style,“There is no reason anyone should have to suffer from low self-esteem or poor body image.  We have the power to change our bodies in a safe and positive way.” When asked why she made the decision to finally go through with it, she responded, “This was not a decision that happened overnight, that’s for sure. Time and gravity had taken their toll, and I developed health problems, which limited my physical activity over the years. Although they were fabulous assets until my mid-30s, they became a problem as time went on.” Was it hard for her to talk about it? Jill said, “I wanted to go public with my story to show women there is no shame in wanting to look and feel your best as long as it’s done safely. I want to put an end to the rumor that a breast reduction and lift has to be a painful and long procedure. ” She continues, “I’m still a 34DD and full, so most of my clothing seems to fit — but better. I still have to get the sports bra off, so I won’t really know what to do with them, so to speak, until May 1. I have some new Le Mystère bras waiting for me and can’t wait to go shopping for more. They never made pretty bras for women my size before.” Lastly, she talks about the support of her family and friends,  ”I could not have done it without my husband, Bobby, and my daughter, Allyson. Bobby took me to the hospital with my parents, Gloria and Sol. My parents stayed until the surgery was over and deemed a success. Bobby stayed with me every second. I’m planning Mother’s Day for Gloria now, and I think a Kodak digital frame will let me show all my photos with the new boobs.”