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.
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I'm a 30yo mother of two. I've always been a fairly large chested girl. I was a 34c/34d before I got pregnant and with each child they've gone up a few cup sizes. I fluctuate between a 36ddd/E and a 36f. Ideally I'd like to be a full C or Small D. I breastfed both daughters till they were about... READ MORE

I'm a 42 year old mother of 2. My kids are 11 and 13. I am 5'4" and weigh 143 pounds. I gained a lot of weight with my kids. I went up to 180 and my bra size went from a 36C to a 38H. When both my kids started school I lost about 40 pounds. None of it was in my breasts. I know that is when I... READ MORE

I am so excited to get this journey started. A couple weeks ago I started going to consultations with various doctors and I finally landed upon Park Avenue Aesthetic Surgery. I met with Dr. Schaffner who is an amazing doctor. I had a weird first appointment but after getting in touch with him... READ MORE

So I've had big breast ever since I can remember. I literally can't even remember them ever being small. It feels like I just woke up to them being huge. They have caused me so much back pain over the years. I can never feel comfortable buying clothes. The tricks I have to perform just to look... READ MORE

I went for a consultation on February 16, 2016. Request for approval from insurance was submitted by the doctors office. It was approved with a window opened for 3 months (by May 16th).I have had a big bust since 6th grade! As long as I can remember I have had back, neck, and shoulder pain from... READ MORE

Thank you to all for sharing your reviews, they are very helpful to many and myself included! I am almost on a year long journey to get breast reduction done and get it done through the VA. So I hope other veterans may find some use from my review as I basically have been doing this blind with... READ MORE

In some ways my story is not much different than the rest of us big breasted ladies. I wore a bra at a young age and went straight from a flat chest to a Bcup overnight and just kept growing from there. In high school I was already a 36DD and then after having children a 38DDD. A few years ago I... READ MORE

I just want to know is it well worth it to get them a smaller size?? I have been going to the gym, eating right an really haven't lost any weight in the breast area an they are still a size 38FF. I have been to the chiropractor an doctor an they said this will be the best route for me as of... READ MORE

So ready for this procedure but extremely nervous ! .. im a 38 DDD and they sag so low [will upload pics soon] ,, these bags definitely dont make me feel sexy so i had them pierced 2 years ago to help me feel a little better about them. DIDNT WORK .. the back and neck problems are out of control... READ MORE

Constant lower back pain. Pain between my shoulder blades and neck. Sweat and breast discomfort. Always re-adjusting my breast to sit comfortably in my bra, which caused indents on my shoulders and a hump behind my neck. Inability to sit for long periods, stand for long periods and lay down as well. READ MORE

Just scheduled my surgery today. Will be April 21st. I am 39 yrs old, 165lb, 5'3", approx. a 36/38H according to an online bra calculator, but wear a 38DDD, squishing them in for modesty reasons (I'm extremely self-conscious about them). Excruciating back pain for years now, and it has become... READ MORE

I have always been big chested as long as I can remember. After having my son in 2013, I started to have lots of back pain. I found a primary care physician and started going to him about my situation. I started nursing school when my son was only 4 months. The pain started getting worse and... READ MORE

I am 29 years old 5'9" 150 lbs and 36ddd or 34f. I am done having kids and breastfeeding and have been wanting a reduction for 8 years. I had a consultation for a breast reduction and the PS wasn't sure that insurance would cover it. He said e would be required to remove 500g and that I might be... READ MORE

I am so happy to be writing this review as I have been lurking on RealSelf for a while now. I am scheduled to have my surgery in a week!!! I have been wanting this for so long and it's finally about to happen. No more physical therapy 3x a week, pain meds, or heat therapy. I will upload before... READ MORE

So I had my surgery on Wednesday. I have always been big chested and was extremely worried about the size after surgery. I started off as a 36G and I now think I am a big B or C which is smaller than what I wanted. I know my boobs don't define me but having a big chest all my life if is going to... READ MORE

I'm a 65 yr. old grandma that thinks young. I've thought about this for a long time, but could never justify such an expensive personal indulgence, considering I'm on a fixed income and not optimistic that Medicare and/or my secondary insurance will approve me. Im not really large (38DD/E) but... READ MORE

Since I was a teenager I have had large sized boobs to which everyone believes to be 'proportionate to my body size'. I am a tall woman so my weight seems evenly dispersed, but my chest is way too large. Because of its size (44 JJ UK) my boobs sag a lot, and this sagging causes chest pains when... READ MORE

So I'm scheduled for surgery May 5th I'm really nervous I'm currently 221lbs and I work out but the pounds just seems to not shed not to mention my back and neck pain I'm just hoping this procedure helps with my weight loss 1 week prior I have to get cleared from my Dr other than that I'm ready... READ MORE

Hello all! My surgery date is fast approaching and I thought this day would never come. It was a battle trying to get insurance to cover it, even though I have an extensive medical history with back pain and neck issues, also chronic headaches. 4 months later they gave in and I'm covered! My... READ MORE

I was a 36J. I started to research surgeons and read on realself about Dr. satankova in Prague. I flew on my own from London to Prague. I am 7 days post- op and already delighted and happy with my new breasts. Dr. Satankova said that once the swelling goes own, I will be a c cup. She is a... READ MORE

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How much does a Breast Reduction cost?

The typical cost for a Breast Reduction ranges from $150-$12,500 with an average cost of $6,900. Costs will vary by surgeon, geographic region and the complexity of the procedure. Cost estimates are based on 3,818 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more