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 am less than away from my surgery date! It's set for 8:30AM on May 10th. ::Aaagghhhhhhhh!!:: I am mostly anxious about whether or not this will actually help my back, as my boobs aren't terribly huge to begin with-- But they have been at least a D since the 6th grade and I have tried... READ MORE

My first bra was in the 5th grade, size C. The size of my breast before my reduction was a size G. This website has been wonderful for me, I have learned so much. I would like to thank everyone that shared their experiences good and bad. I was not expecting it to be so evasive but your stories... READ MORE

Today, I met with Dr. Pacella for a consultation on a breast reduction. His staff emailed me the paperwork needed for my appointment prior to the appointment which I liked because then I had it all ready for them upon my arrival. When I arrived for my appointment the staff were friendly and I... READ MORE

I'm struggled many years with low self esteem because of my huge saggy breast. I have had tremendous back pain and herniated disc in my next. Dr Mark Feldman in Linwood, NJ was quick precise and had excellent bedside manner. I'm so happy with my results! My pain levels are very low, no bleeding... READ MORE

First of all I have always wanted to do this I just always changed my mind. I have been approved and will have my surgery in Tupelo Ms w Dr Craig on 4/20 I'm so scared and nervous. I have heard that the pain is the worst. And I'm an hour away from my doctor office. I'm trying to be prepared... READ MORE

After wanting it since puberty, I have finally decided to pursue getting a breast reduction. I'm ready to end the years of emotional and physical pain. Although I measure 32G or bigger, I wear 36dd/ddd bras which fit comfortably enough but cannot make up for that my chest is far too big for my... READ MORE

I have been contemplating breast reduction surgery for about 8 years. I guess I was a "late bloomer" as I had a normal C cup until about senior year of high school when I skipped right over a D and became a DD. At the time it seemed ok as I was getting more attention from guys, but as they got... READ MORE

I've had large breasts since middle school. I went from a C cup to an E cup almost overnight. I started trying to get a reduction when I was 15 but after frustrating doctors, difficulty matching schedules, and multiple changed in insurance, I was finally able to get the reduction at age 21. My... 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

Since I found this site a week ago I've been glued to my computer screen, I'm sure many of you can relate to that! :) I'll skip all the long details but as many others, mine developed suddenly and quite some time after my school friends, as I remember being jealous of their tiny bras when I had... READ MORE

I actually had no intention of documenting this process, but now I am! In a way, i really wanted to pay it forward because this forum has been priceless as I prepare- so here we are!! I'm 32, 154lb, and a 32 GG. I've struggled for as long as i can remember - and now, as I get older- it's... READ MORE

I always asked myself of I could do that surgery. I was always aware of my breast as I am a "small" girl (5'3" - 120lbs) with E-Fcups. It was ok to live with it, until I started doing more exercises (yoga and running). When I do yoga my breast is always in the way, when I run it bounce even... 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've got my first consultation on 2 march 2016 (2 days time as I post this). background: always been top heavy: 5'2"tall and around 120-130 lb and 32E. Then 2 years ago I started gaining weight and now I'm + 25lb and 34GG. I started looking at BR reviews on youtube a few weeks ago, and think... READ MORE

My breasts are 36K and I just want them to be normal. I'm in constant pain and am so sick of people telling me I have huge boobs (Really? I had no idea!), not being able to wear clothes, my boobs knocking things over, etc. I have my consultation today and I'm so nervous because I want this so... READ MORE

Hi everyone. Long time lurker here. Ok so my story is the same as everyone's regarding having huge breasts since very young etc etc. The only difference being that 15 years ago I had liposuction only on my breasts and it removed 900mls in total and took me from a H to a E. At the time I was in... READ MORE

This will be my second time trying to have a breasts reduction surgery. Last year around this time I was scheduled to have the surgery but for reasons beyond my control it had to be cancelled twice. After the second cancellation I lost my insurance and gave up on pursuing the surgery. A year... READ MORE

I have wanted this since being a teenager. My mother talked me into waiting till after I had kids. At 37 I finally decided enough is enough, why suffer with back pain and headaches and awful droopy breast. I never liked my breast growing up so I hope that not only will the pain go away but that... 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

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

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How much does a Breast Reduction cost?

The typical cost for a Breast Reduction ranges from $150-$14,000 with an average cost of $6,875. Costs will vary by surgeon, geographic region and the complexity of the procedure. Cost estimates are based on 3,856 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more