A mother-of-four who was left bedbound for six months because of her N cup breasts has had an operation to remove [35 pounds] of flesh from her chest.
Peruvian Julia Manihuari’s chest started growing seven years ago after the birth of her third son, until they reached a size N, leaving her unable to move.
‘It was awful,’ said Mrs Manihuari, 29, who lives in a rural area of Peru near Loreto. ‘If I tried to get up I would faint because my breasts were so heavy.’
The farmer’s wife, who is only 5ft, was finally helped when local media paid for her to take a three-day boat journey to the nearest town to seek medical help.
Mrs Manihuari and her husband Ascension were flown to the capital Lima where doctors diagnosed an extreme form of Bilateral Gynecomastia, an illness where the mammary gland keeps growing.
Doctors at the Loayza Archbishop Hospital were worried the weight of her chest could crush her lungs and kill her.
Mrs Manihuari was rushed in for a six-hour operation, during which she had [35 pounds] of flesh removed from her chest.
Doctors reduced her chest to a 34B cup, giving the 29-year-old back her freedom after the operation a month ago.