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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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

Okay I know you've all heard this story before - been a D cup since middle school and rocked the E/F's since end of high school. Lost weight, didn't get any smaller. Gained weights, surprisingly didn't change much either! Now I sit at 5'6", ~170# (high end of my weight usually) and a 34E give or... READ MORE

I have always had very large breasts like many of you and have been miserable and embarrassed. I think I developed overnight and went from having nothing to a D in my pre-teens. My breasts pre-op size were a 40H and now post-op I'll either be a high D to low DD. I've always wanted a breast... READ MORE

Now's the time, and the serious journey has begun! I have been desperately in need of a breast reduction for the past 10 years. I had a hysterectomy done in 2005, and ever since then, my breasts have grown and grown. I went from a C to a DDD in that time. My back and shoulders are in constant... READ MORE

I am having my surgery sat. Nov 29 th. Was supposed to be the 20th. So I'm going out of my mind right now. My primary doc says don't back out. It will be worth it. I M so nervous but excited at the Same time. I just want the weight off of. My breast. They hurt and I'm so... READ MORE

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

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

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'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 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

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

So I can't believe I have finally came to this decision. It has taken me a long time to be ready. My husband and I have talked about this for at least a few years. But the journey took me to this time in my life. Menopause has kicked my butt. I started 2 years ago, when I was 49. That was hard... READ MORE

Thanks to every contributor on this site. You have all helped towards this point & a surgery date of August 24. As I live in Australia I have used Australian pricing and bra sizing. I will include a pic of one of my bra tags so the size will translate to all. I cannot wait to 1) Ditch... READ MORE

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