Breast Reduction

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A breast reduction involves the removal of excess fat, skin, and tissue, which usually results in the nipple and areola being shifted to a higher position. The areola might also be reduced if it had been stretched out due to the size of the breast. Not only does this surgery result in a smaller, perkier bust, it can also help eliminate back, shoulder, and neck pain that’s often caused by large breasts. LEARN MORE ›

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Just had my surgery scheduled. Never been so excited in all my life. Never thought I could get insurance coverage. Hoping to be a B. Wondering about time off after, is 2 weeks enough? What is pre-op like for BR? How did people deal with work. I have been vague with some people and they usually... READ MORE

Like most people who are thinking about getting a reduction, I have had large breast since an early age. I started growing in the 4th grade and by high school I was already a DD cup. Now I am a G cup and I am tired of the extra weight. I cannot enjoy the simple things in life without neck,... READ MORE

I have always been big breasted in high school I was a 32ddd but with each kid I kept growing and ended at a 32 h. I was having nerve pain, shoulder pain, I couldn't work out with out extreme sternum pain. I had my surgery on 11/16/15. I was able to have the drains removed day two and was doing... READ MORE

Hello I'm interested in getting a breast reduction. I'm 5'4 weigh 155 lbs and have a breast size of 34DD. I've went to therapy twice within a 3 year period for a 6 month period treating areas such as my neck and back. I'm looking to have this procedure done through my insurance to which I have... READ MORE

I have always had a large chest since high school, I was about an E cup but it never bothered me. After having kids, I lost a lot of weight, I got down to 123lbs and as I am only 5ft tall, my breasts which stayed at 32GG just looked way out of proportion. I had really bad back and neck pain,... READ MORE

Like many of you girls on this wonderful forum, I've always been "the girl with the huge boobs." I'm relatively tall (5'7"), with a long torso, so it's been a little easier for me to hide them than some girls, but since about fourth grade, I've been self conscious of and teased about my breasts,... READ MORE

My breasts had been the source of my low self-esteem for as long as I can remember (after they developed, that is). They were incredibly uneven (left 34C, right 34DD), with less-than-desirable shaping and premature sagging. As such, I had been researching and saving for the procedure since age... READ MORE

I really wanted to have sexy breasts. I felt like I was too young to have my breast sag. From having a baby, gaining & losing weight it was horrible! I decided to have a breast reduction because it would make my breast smaller & give me a lift as well. It has been more than a year since my... READ MORE

I am 23 years old and I'm approximately 173cm and have been thinking about having this surgery probably for the last 9 years. I have had huge boobs for as long as I can remember. They began bothering me when I was about 14, Boys were paying too much attention for all the wrong reasons and it... READ MORE

Okay ladies I am starting a new review because I could not change my doctor on the old one. In my original review I had started 2 years ago trying to get a breast reduction and was denied by Anthem BlueCross BlueShield. Fast forward to May of 2015 I decided to do the breast reduction again and... READ MORE

Just like many on here, I've had large breasts since I was about 12/13. In 6th grade I was a C cup and by high school I was a DD. I have always been on the curvy side but when I was in high school I lost about 30lbs and my breasts never got smaller. They continued to grow and grow, and this past... READ MORE

I am 36 years old. 5 1/2 dr weighing 158 lbs wearing a 34 DDD/E bra. I'm in need of a reduction because of the upper back/neck pain. I'm looking forward to this journey! I had a consul with Dr. Harkins today and he feels strongly about BCBS accepting me for the BR. Keeping my fingers... READ MORE

I'm FINALLY getting surgery done on Nov 11 after years of dreaming about it. I wear a 30H although none really fit perfectly so they're probably bigger than that. I tried to get the surgery done in my country, Panama, a few years ago but insurance said they would not cover it. Next month I'll... READ MORE

I was in 5th grade and was wearing a tube top during the summer and realized everybody was staring at my chest when I realized I was bigger busted than anyone else I knew in my school. It made me uncomfortable as I got involved in sports and had to wear expensive compression bras to stabilize... READ MORE

Hello lovelies! You may have seen me around, commenting on all your immensely helpful reviews and gorgeous photos. You can call me Ginger. :) I'm 5'5", 160lbs, and 32G. I'll be happy to post my doctor after the procedure. All I'll say for now is he seems fabulous! Here's my story! I was super... READ MORE

Hello so I'm here to share my journey to smaller breasts. I'm a 30 year old, 5'4, 145 pounds and no kids. This is something I've always wanted and I finally have the opportunity to go through with it. As long as I can remember I have been uncomfortable in my body. Always feeling like I was un... READ MORE

I am 55, 5'6.5" tall, 170 Pounds, 36F/G According to the measurements when I had my self measured, I should be wearing a 36 F or G. I have always bought bra's with stretchy cups and wide straps but that just isn't enough anymore. My shoulders have grooves, pain in my upper back and... READ MORE

I am SO beyond ready to get rid of my huge breasts. I have been obsessed with looking at RealSelf reviews, and they have been beyond helpful. It has inspired me to write my own reviews, and to try to be as thorough as possible. I have a *somewhat* unique situation (or maybe not, but I haven't... READ MORE

Denied for breast reduction!!!! In June 2015, I began my journey and effort to seek approval for a breast reduction. The final straw was my getting a fungal (ring worm) infection which started under my breast. I've had it for over three months. I have always had upper neck pain, shoulder pain,... READ MORE

I have had large breast for as long as I can remember, over the past 4-5 yrs after having my child they have really become way to large and very heavy. I'm ready to feel good in clothes and be able to actually buy the appropriate size shirt for my body and not my breast size! Hoping to go from... READ MORE

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