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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Well I wanted to wait to write a review until I was approved for a reduction, and after calling my insurance I was!! I think it took about three weeks from initial consult to approval from BCBS of Michigan. But anyways... About me; I am 35, no kids, non smoker/very lite... READ MORE

Hello Ladies, I've been watching many of your stories for a long time and you guys have really motivated me to follow through with my surgery. My breast has always made me feel very uncomfortable and unhappy. My doctor was the first guy to ever see me without a shirt and bra( most embarrassing... READ MORE

Seems like most ladies on here had to deal with big breasts from a young age. I'm so sorry! I was actually pretty flat until I started birth control in high school. My mom had never experiened cramping until she had endometriosis. Soon as she started dealing with that she took me to the doctor... READ MORE

First of all let me say I am 5'7" & 270 Lbs, so I am considered obese. So about 5 years ago I got a divorce, had a hysterectomy & quit smoking all within about six months of each other. Since then I have put on about 75 pounds. Around May I started serious treatment for hormone replacement... READ MORE

First I just want to thank all of you ladies for sharing your experiences. I have read so many of your reviews and it's really helpful to hear what to expect from people who have been through it already. I'm 5'11", 195 lbs, DDD. I've been considering breast reduction for years. When I was 22... READ MORE

So I'm a little different from some of the brave ladies on here, I didn't spend most of my life with huge boobies. Growing up, I loved my breasts....they weren't too big or too small, they were proportioned with my body size. So fast forward, like most people with age came weight gain and once I... READ MORE

As my title reads I'm 63 not sure of my exact bra size I wear a 38 DDD the Doc measured me to be 35 around so thinking maybe I wear a 36 E? I wanted to have a BR at age 50 but insurance denied me at that time. My weight at that time was about 15 lbs lighter and my bras size was a DD. I had... READ MORE

I'm 5'4, 43 yo and I'm going from a 36h to a 36c. I am equally parts excited and terrified. My fear comes from the fact that I've always embraced my curves and I identify as a curvy girl. I'm worried that I may look unbalanced after the procedure, but I think the pros outweigh the cons... READ MORE

This is an informative site from the prospective of the patient. All the photos are helpful and everyone seems so happy about the choice they've made without having unreal expectations. It's like who cares about the scars it's the size that counts. I haven't seen any procedures like mine but... READ MORE

I go to a PS tomorrow to start the process for breast reduction. Is there anyone out there with Aetna insurance? What is their requirements for paying for the procedure? How long does it take to get an approval? I have lived with large boobies since I was a teenager....they cause me much... READ MORE

I'm a 40 year old school teacher, mother of two. My whole life I was uncomfortable with the size of my breast. This was the third time in 8 years I went for a consultation hoping my insurance will cover this so needed procedure. My prayers were finally answered and in two weeks I received a... 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

I have already been to the DR to have sx with Yily & I had a great experience!! I am wanting to go back now to finish the job! I couldn't get my breast reduction because my hemo wasn't high enough. From the looks of it Dr. Lima is the best for BR. DOES ANYONE HAVE HIS CURRENT CONTACT INFO? ... READ MORE

I can't begin to thank all you wonderful ladies for writing reviews and relating your stories on realself, it's been so good to know I'm not alone in the journey to smaller, more appropriately sized breasts! Similar to many of you, I developed early, at 11 I outgrew my training bra by leaps... READ MORE

I've had large boobs most of my teenager and adult life I am a size F, going down to a C Cup. Absurb staying many back, shoulder and neck pain. I've gone through physical therapy no help with the pain. After years of contemplating and sick of the pain and discomfort that comes from having... READ MORE

About me, and why I need this done:I am 20 years old, 5'5 150lbs. I have an athletic build, and started developing larger breasts in about my senior year in high school. I am currently a 36G, and am looking into being a 36C. I am interested in the surgery because I am in college studying and... READ MORE

I was approved for surgery 38 triple D and I would love to go down to 38 b! My insurance requires 3 cup sizes so that will take me down to a 38C ! I am nervous and I cannot wait to get rid of back pain and neck pain and shoulder pain! And I have been have had big breast my whole entire life... READ MORE

After having problems with my back, neck and shoulders for many years, including a year where I could not hardly walk because of severe sciatica, I have decided to finally have a much needed breast reduction. I have lost 80 pounds and kept it off 11 years but the size of my breast did not... READ MORE

I'm so excited to finally be able to have this done and be over the pain . I'm a very active person and love being out doors and taking long runs and being 125 and 33 years old it has been harder to enjoy running and staying in shape do too being very small and very top heavy , the first thing I... READ MORE

Hey everyone. I am 26 years old, 5'2", 150lbs, and a large 32J cup. My breasts haven't stopped growing since I was 9. When I was in 7th grade I was a C-cup, borrowing my mother's bras. When I was a freshman in highschool, I was a D cup. By the time I graduated high school in 2007, I was an F... READ MORE

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