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ashamed.picker , 05 Aug 2010

Embarrassed Breast Picker

I am new to this site, and I felt like I was the only one. I pick at the pores on my breasts, causing painful and life lasting infections and scars. I look at my breasts and see hideous scars from the age of 12. I don't know why I began doing this, but I would really like to stop. The damage is done however, I'm not sure what to do about it now. I believe it will continue forever now, because I am so embarrassed and ashamed of myself. It gives me a sense of control and relieve, a habit I don't even realize I'm doing most of the time. Does anyone know if they do skin-grafting or plastic surgery to repair the look of breast skin?
4 Answers
August 08, 2010
I too am a breast picker. I hate it, looks horrible. I feel your pain sister. Hug.
August 15, 2010
I am really glad that there is someone else out there that does the same thing. I am also a face picker and I find that the blemishes on the breast actually take a lot longer to heal and most the time they don't leaving really ugly scars. I too would like to know if there is some sort of surgery to cover these problems. Who wants to be a grown woman who is ashamed to show her breast to her partner?
August 24, 2010

In reply to by mini

Same thing here, and I'm married and too embarrased to show my husband my breasts. Sure of course he knows they're there and he's seen them. Truly it's like, why am I hiding something he knows about. But the truth is I don't feel sexy or attractive any more. What makes it feel even worse for me is that I had a breast job about 20 years ago (which now that I'm unemployed and in no way can afford the plastic surgery to "fix" my breasts which have not only turned rock hard and immobile and painful, but the very surgery I had to draw attention to my breasts at a time when I was mostly blemish-free and extremely sexual and getting work based on my body,..I was a character model and did ads for magazines, comic books, rag mags, MTV,...some good stuff)....well now, not only can I not do this work because I'm too old, but the very things I wanted to emphasize that were a large part of who I felt I was and how I expressed myself,...are now covered in permanent, disgusting, large, unsightly scars. I used to proudly wear lingerie as well as model it, and now I'm 40 pounds overweight with hard breasts that I cannot show off,...but they used to be a part of my sexuality and expression, they turn me off, and the whole scarring thing all together turns my husband off. He met me at my peak,...and watched me just roll into this pit of embarassment and self-loathing. I'm not much of an inspiration, I realize,....but it feels good in this odd way to know I'm not alone in're not alone in this.....WE are not alone in what we do.
August 22, 2010
Honestly, some of your scarring will never go away. Mederma or Palmer's coco butter (my preferred)- if it doesn't irritate your skin can do wonders for the scars. It lightens them to an almost silver colored spot. I need to apply it more frequently but I go through stages of picking at different parts of my body and virtually eliminated the scars on my legs from picking. I'm very fair skinned and scar easily so it really does work. Hope this helps you! :)

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