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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DISCLAIMER First of all, I beg your pardon about my command of English. Although I work as an English teacher, I’m not an English native speaker, so it’s possible that you find that at some points my English is a bit crooked or even poor. I’ll try to be as clear as possible. Apart from... READ MORE

Just found out today insurance approved my BR AND LIFT!!!... I am so excited I cannot see straight!!!!!... I was approved 7 years ago and backed out because insurance requirements were going to leave me with little to no breast tissue... but having a different insurance company has now lowered... READ MORE

As most of the postings expressed ~ I am excitement, but with in trepidation. I wear a size 36F bra. I daily intermittent back, and neck pain, and indentations of my shoulders due to the weight. I am having my breast reduction surgery in Puerto Rico. The plastic surgeon is U.S. board certified... READ MORE

First I have to say that I've been addicted to this site for the past few months. All your stories and advice help me feel like I'm not alone in this. I have family that's very supportive but it's so nice when someone else knows EXACTLY what your going thru. I developed large breasts between 6th... 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 thought about this surgery for a while as I suffer from poor posture and upper back problems. I used to run but can't now even with a sports bra as it is too uncomfortable. My mum has very big boobs too and wishes she had had something done about it. Have been for consultation but started... READ MORE

I developed at age 9 starting off with 34dd and getting my period that soon. I was teased and harassed everyday by the kids in school, they would call me basketballs or watermelons, so I had to be the mean girl and look like the bully in school cuz I would try to defend myself! Anyways married... READ MORE

Hello, my name is Jackie and I am 45 years old. I would like to share my experience with my breast reduction and lift surgery that I had on April 9th, 2015. Before surgery, I was wearing a 36H/I bra. Finding a bra that fit right and was comfortable never existed. I always had neck and... READ MORE

I'm 5'2, 34DD & 127lbs. I'm tired of back pains and getting depressed every time I attempt at shopping for things for the upper body. I'm just super annoyed with my boobs and want them gone. Most of them at least. I do everything in a bra, my boobs are almost always tender. I only take a bra off... READ MORE

I had two different size breast, due to several biopsies in one side. I had a D cup and a B cup. Also have one inverted nipple. I am 5'2" 150 pounds prior to surgery. My doctor agreed I was pretty petite and two B's would be a good size. I am 3 1/2 weeks after surgery now. So far very... READ MORE

My goal for my breast reduction it's to be reduce to a size Bcup I am currently a size 36/38 DDD. I had my consultation back in July2015 at Dr Zaydon Thomas Jr office located in South Miami at Mercy Hospital . My surgery was originally set for July 27 but my PS rescheduled bc my iron was to low,... READ MORE

Hello and thank you to everyone for posting their stories. I am booked to have Breast Reduction on 21.06.2015 with Dr Montien in Bangkok through a medical Travel Company based in Australia. This site has been a wealth of information and instrumental in my decision to finally commit to the... READ MORE

I am finding a hard way to begin this since it's such a common story around here. I have had a large chest since I was in middle school. I have been wanting to get a reduction for the past 5-6 years but was scared my insurance would deny me so I never looked into the process. A few years ago my... READ MORE

I'm 24, 130 lbs and 32 DD/DDD. I've thought about great reduction for years, but haven't really pursued it. I'm getting more and more fed up and self conscious, so I think it might be time to do something! I live in Canada, so I'm hoping to get it covered by insurance. I don't even really know... READ MORE

I have known since I was ~14 years old and a 32C that I would someday need a breast reduction, and here we are! At 5'8" and 125 lbs I am carrying a full size 34DD/34DDD set of breasts, and ready for some relief! My shoulders ache daily from my bra straps, my neck/back worry me that I will be a... READ MORE

46 year old with large dense breast 36 ddd at 5'3, wearing a size 6 pants, but larger top due to broad shoulders and huge breast cups. Like the right, not crazy about the left...too boxy, heavy above nipple, nipple flat higher than the right. Hope this all shifts and rounds out with healing. ... READ MORE

Dr. Christopoulos and her entire staff were so caring and professional. Everyone made me feel so comfortable and excited about finally getting this done. I am so thrilled with my results, I couldn't have hoped for a better outcome. I am absolutely over the moon. If I were to ever need anything... READ MORE

So I got approved! It was so much easier than i though.. I'm 5'1 and weight 163 . I thought I was going to get denied cause I was over weight but was surprised when they approved me. Im so thankful cause I cannot live with this pain in my back anymore! Not to mention the f/g bra shopping!!!... READ MORE

Hi all, I am super excited but also nervous. I have been reading on RealSelf for sometime now, and have read some fabulous journeys you ladies have taken. Congrats to you all! A few years ago, a radio station had people call in about a funny thanksgiving story and one caller said that they... READ MORE

After I had my first child I went from a 34D to a 34DDD and fitting into clothes just became a lot harder. I'm 5'7" 150 lbs and I was buying clothes larger than necessary because my breasts just became gaudy and indecent. I also was referred to a physical therapist for numbness in my hands and... READ MORE

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