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. If the areola has been stretched due to the size of the breast, it may also be reduced. Not only does this surgery result in a smaller, perkier bust, it can also help eliminate the back, shoulder, and neck pain that’s often caused by large breasts. LEARN MORE ›

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24 Y/O Newport Beach, Ca

I'm 5'11 and roughly a 38DDD (according to the one bra that fits currently). Like most women here, I've been dreaming of a BR for years. My boobs have caused me a lot of cervical spine pain, making it very hard to get through my retail shifts or even stand for an extended period of time. I also... READ MORE

23 Year Old with Ugly Boobs

After researching and meeting with doctors for years I finally booked my breast reduction and lift for July 24th! A little over two weeks away. I'm so excited. I've aways had bigger boobs 36 DD but as I've gotten older they've lost volume/shape and have become droopy. I hate wearing bathing... READ MORE

19 Years Old, in Desperate Need of a Breast Reduction!

Hey Real Self friends! I'm going in for surgery July 24th, 2017! I can not be more excited/so nervous! I'm 19 years old, never had a kid, and my breasts are heading south on an express train!! all i know is i need help to feel better! all of a sudden in the past 2 years i have grown so large!.... READ MORE

35 Years Old, Two Kids, 36DDD/F Hopefully to a C

I've chickened out once, no more!!!! I am having terrible neck pain and spasms, shoulder pains and lower back pain. I am 5'1 and 170 pounds. I've probably gained 25 to 30 pounds since the birth of my son who's almost 2. I have two children, my oldest is 11 and I breastfed both up until age 2.... READ MORE

49 Yrs., 32 DDD, No Biological Kids, Can't Wait!

My story is slightly different than other people's. I was flat-chested as a kid, when all the girls in my class were developing. I prayed to God to get breasts, and he answered my prayers! I got breasts when I was 15. Well, he never stopped answering my prayers, because now I'm a DDD! I'm 5'... READ MORE

From a 36E to a Full B or Small C Cup

Been reading a lot of he reviews, I must say they are very encouraging. Im from South Africa (Johannesburg).I'm a mother of two and wife of the most awesome husband ever. I have endured the back and shoulder pains for so long it's now time to get some relief. My surgery is on the 17th July 2017... READ MORE

65 Years Young and Finally Getting my Reduction! Boston Modified Robertson Technique.

Thanks to all the women here who bravely share their stories! I've been lurking on this site for 2 years now. It is immensely helpful. My story is the same as most. I started wearing bras in fourth grade, but I really started to think that my boobs were a problem when I was fourteen and trying... READ MORE

My breast reduction from DD to hopefully a small C or full B cup

I'm 29 years old, 140 lbs, 5'5, I was 34 DD. For more than 10 years I've wanted to reduce my breasts, now I decided not to be so coward to delay it anymore. It was the best decision I ever made. The recovery has been painless, only a few tolerable discomfort. It's been 7 days since I had my... READ MORE

36 J Very Dense Breast Tissue and Tummy Pouch, 32 Yo

Breast reduction, Tummy Tuck, and small amount of lipo on flanks Many surgeons treat breast reductions as purely functional surgeries. In other words they remove as much tissue as necessary or as dictated by insurance and then stitch you up faster than they should. As a result, I see a lot of... READ MORE

F cup to a large A. I'm worried.

I am getting a breast reduction August 25. My doctor says I will go from a F cup to a large A. And bc of that I will need a FNG. I don't want one but ppl have said they've regained sensation and protrusion after. I am not really worried about size but I don't want to look disfigured afterwards,... READ MORE

33 Yr Old Mom, 2 Kids, Never Breast Fed, Big "Girls" Since They 1st Came in - Reno, NV

The "girls" have been large since they 1st came in. I can't remember them ever being small. I have 2 kids and they got larger every time. Past 8 years I have had severe rib pain, neck pain, gnarly back pain, and nasty headaches. I'm not a lazy person, I miss going on hikes and doing even the... READ MORE

28 years old, no kids, 5'4, 165lbs, 34H dreaming of B or C

July 2017 My first entry - Research and considering stages I'm in the research/planning/still saving stages of breast reduction and expect to have the surgery in early 2018 as I have to finish saving. I would also ideally like to lose about 14-20lbs before surgery for the best possible... READ MORE

41 Yrs Old, Have Always Had Large Breasts, Finally Able to Have Reduction

I've always been large breasted since I was 11. Being 5'5" and weigh about 150lbs and wore a 36DDD bra. I suffer from frequent migraines, back and neck pain. I met with Dr. Lefkowitz and felt so comfortable and at ease that I booked my appointment that day. I had my procedure yesterday and when... READ MORE

It Started with my Big Boobs...

I went to a DB seminar in Perth late 2016 on my GFs recommendation, with the intent of getting my breasts reduced. After far too many years of carting them around, dented shoulders, not fitting tops, dresses, I can finally afford to have it done! Did I mention the tummy tuck & liposuction?... READ MORE

28, 1 Child, 210 Lbs, 38 H

I been waiting to get this done for years now. My back pain is horrible to the point I have to take ibuprofen 800mg twice a day and sometimes that don't help. I just got approved by my insurance BCBS and I go for pre op on July 11th I'm so excited but scared to be put under. Any tips you all can... READ MORE

Breast Lift/Reduction: 36DD Hoping for 36B/C - 58, 5'8" 155 Lbs

My story is a little different from others; I wasn't always unhappy with my size. I was 36C until my late 30s, when I had my son. Menopause kicked in around 10 years later. I soon realized there's no "pausing" at all! My boobs grew, my waist expanded, and where'd that BACK fat come from? Now the... READ MORE

Ready for Change

Hi, I'm a 33 year old mom of two precious twin toddler girls. I have been struggling with my breasts since i started to grow them (about 9-10, yes, earlier then normal). When i was about 13 I had bigger breasts then my friends, and one day i was walking down the street when an older man told me... READ MORE

If Its 2B...Its Up to Me 38 G/H to a 38 D

Surgery is set for Monday 7/17. I met with the doctor for final consultation and I had more questions I had gotten from Real Self ladies who have had BR and his words were... I don't know exactly what size you will be but "Im going for pretty and smaller"... Those were his words . after... READ MORE

24, 34H, 170lbs, no kids, and Back Pain--Update: I DID IT!

I made my consultation appt! It's one month away. I'm concerned about what my ins will determine, because I feel like I may not be big enough based on my BMI and bra size. I'm a little curvy and pretty tall. I don't think I'm really disproportionate but I feel like I could be 2 sizes smaller and... READ MORE

Finally Decided to Do It!

My breast reduction journey so far has been smooth. I was so scared of whole procedure, scars and niples issues but now i am glad i did it. I alway had big bust 34 dd or ddd, i always remember having them all my life since i was 9 years old. I feel some much relief not only physical as well... READ MORE

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