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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38I and Hoping for Some Relief - Rochester, MN

I'm a 31 year old mother of 2, 5'11 and 200 lbs. I have been considering a BR for the last 5 years and have finally mustered the courage to go through with it. I have been dealing with chronic back, neck, shoulder pain and headaches that have recently become unbearable. My job requires me to be... READ MORE

34 Years Old.....34G Cup - Edmonton, AB

Met my surgeon last year in April, without any hesitation he said I was a great candidate for a reduction. I had already had back surgery from lugging around heavy breasts. With each pregnancy they got bigger. With three kids I went from a C cup to a G cup. Had surgery on January 14 READ MORE

Much Needed Breast Reduction a Lot of Back and Neck Problems Was a 38E - Limerick, PA

Seems good right now have a set back with incision opening up underneath my left breast overall Iam happy with the procedure a lot of weight has been taken off my shoulder and back haven't had to much pain at all just when you move certain ways it pulls and it's like a stabbing pain but it is... READ MORE

BR and BL, 38 No Kids - Atlanta, GA

This was easily, the most nerve racking decision of my life. Up to the day before my procedure, I was asking myself: "are you really going to do this to your body". I almost contacted the doctor's office and cancelled the procedure. I believe we all go through this struggle, as it is a huge life... READ MORE

25 Y/o 38 H - Cincinnati, OH

I am a 25 y/o hairstylist. I have had large breasts since 7th grade when I came back to school over break and had developed into a large D. From there I kept developing and graduated high school at an F. In the past couple years with a little weight gain, I have topped out at a 38 H. I'm a... READ MORE

Size 36I Horrible Neck, Back, Headaches, Posture - Dallas, TX

I am considering this BR. I would like to reduce the pain that is all over my body. I would like to run instead of walk. I would like find a bra that will fit from Victoria secrets or Kohls not a specialty store. I want cloths that are the right size. I believe Dr. Pollock will make it happen.... READ MORE

38L Hoping for Something Great - Montreal, QC

Surgery is in under two weeks. I'm excited, thrilled and a bit anxious. I had a D cup in 6th grade, and it just got worse as I hit puberty. I'm now 25 with a 38L, and I've been self conscious about it my whole life. My only worry is that they'll still be too big after the surgery. I'm hoping for... READ MORE

39 Yrs Old, 1 Child, Loooooong Awaited Breast Reduction. Orlando, FL

Hi RS friends!!!! I just got approved by my insurance and could not be happier! I am currently 5'1", 155 lbs and wear a 36DDD. I'm super uncomfortable with my heavy breasts and can't wait for smaller ones. We have 1 child (almost 5yrs old) and he is our one and, no more kids.... READ MORE

Breast Reduction 53yo 38 G -Royersford, PA

Like everyone else i have always had large breasts. A full C in high school and after children i was up to a 40 H. Even when thinner I can't get lower than a DD. It's difficult carrying all of this around. My surgical date is October 24th, can't wait to shop for bras in a regular store.... READ MORE

2 Weeks Post Op - United Kingdom, GB

I always had small breasts. But when I had my second daughter I put loads of weight on! Most of that weight went to my belly and boobs. I went on weight watchers & did really well but was left with loose hanging skin. I looked in to getting a tt found this site & had it done oct 2012. I had... READ MORE

28 Years Old, Breast Reduction, Abdominoplasty - Birmingham, MI

Firstly I want to start by saying Dr Ellen's Office, Staff and everything is absolutely amazing. They are really there to work with you and meet your goals. Every phone call was polite and informative. During my consultation it was really great. Meghan the practice manager was funny and she gave... READ MORE

36 Years Old, No Kids, Time to Swap 36L Boobs for 36C or D - Saint Paul, MN

You know the story. Yada yada yada - by the time I was in high school the boobs were huge, and have just been getting bigger since then. I've been wishing for a reduction for about 15 years. I had a consult several years ago and was denied by insurance, and never followed up on it due to fear.... READ MORE

The Journey - Paramus, NJ

I am a 26 year old female beginning my process of seeking a much needed breast reduction. My breast are huge and the pain it cause I can no longer endure. So far I have had my first consultation, been approved with a second opinion and have done physical therapy to see if that would help...Wrong... READ MORE

52 Yr. Old, 38G, Austin Tx

Thanks to all who are on this journey with me. Your posts have inspired me to blog my experience. I too developed early and continued well into adulthood. After years of wanting to be free of the pain and discomfort, I was finally approved for BR. Surgery scheduled for 10/14. My PS and staff... READ MORE

Week 3 - Cambridge, UK

Heading into week 4 I'm feeling great going for long walks and doing more jobs round the home hopefully driving next week I can honestly say was the best choice i've made feel so much lighter looking forward to sleeping on my side and back to normal fully. this forum has really helped as at... READ MORE

35 Y/O No Kids, 34 K - Downers Grove, IL

I'm finally ready to get my much needed breast reduction. Hopefully everything goes well . No more back pain, shoulder pain. I have two Surgeons in mind . Dr. Madda of Downers Grove, or Dr.Daw of Lisle. I have twin consultations scheduled in November in which I will make my decision. I pray... READ MORE

One Week Until Surgery! - Des Moines, IA

Hey everyone!!! I am scheduled for my BR next Friday-Sept 16!! I am SOO excited to be able to breathe with ease, not have back pain anymore, and FIT INTO CLOTHES!!! I'm 5'9" and I wear a size H. I've always had big breasts but I have 2 children who have made them larger! :P I am done having... READ MORE

30 Years Old, 5'4" Height, 163 Lbs , 38 DDD+ (No Kids) Northampton, MA

I Recommend Everybody to research about the Dr before the first appointment and if is possible get a second opinion. This is my new profile due I have a new Dr, I wasn't comfortable with the other Dr and after research a lot I found the best, I had an appointment yesterday with Dr Topal and... READ MORE

39 Yrs Old, 38H, Relief from the Pain! (Surgery 4-21-16)

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

Anxiously Waiting! - Saint John, NB

I was approved for surgery 4 weeks ago and told it would likely be 8-12 weeks before I got the call for surgery. Now I wait, anxiously obsessing and stressing out. Am I doing the right thing? Will I be happy? How will recovery go with a three year old at home? I am 5'2" and 124 lbs, small framed... READ MORE

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