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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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

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

Picking a surgeon is so much harder than I expected, I have a small budget so I've been mostly looking in Miami, the Dominican Republic and Mexico. I'm 95% sure I'll be using Mel Ortega from Spectrum Aesthetics. My quote was 6800 for a tummy tuck, breast reduction and lift, and lipo of the... READ MORE

I am grateful to have a diverse community of women with some of the same issues and concerns to come together and share their experiences in a positive manner. It gives me the courage to share my journey. I was going to wait until I received my approval from my insurance company (BCBS... READ MORE

My surgery is a little over a week away and I am so nervous. This journey has been such a long and slow process. I've been trying to have my breast reduced since January of 2015. As of April 19th 2016 I have been approved. Thank goodness! I hope to come out of this as a C cup at least. I just... 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

It's time! I can't take the pain/discomfort any longer. I've entertained the idea of a breast reduction for twenty years. I put it off, making hopeful excuses that they would go away if I lost weight, or I should wait until after I have children, or insurance probably won't pay because I'm... READ MORE

I've been looking into a breast reduction for a while now. I have been experiencing upper back pain and neck pain. I work as a cna so I'm always up and down lifting clients, giving showers etc. I am a 40DDD being that size takes a toll on my back while working because howe heavy they're. I am... READ MORE

Now's the time, and the serious journey has begun! I have been desperately in need of a breast reduction for the past 10 years. I had a hysterectomy done in 2005, and ever since then, my breasts have grown and grown. I went from a C to a DDD in that time. My back and shoulders are in constant... READ MORE

I've wanted a breast reduction for 25 years and finally the time was right. I met with a few plastic surgeons and knew that Christine Nygaard was the perfect fit for me as soon as I entered her office. The entire staff was very welcoming and immediately put me at ease. I was the last... READ MORE

Became a vegetarian to lose weight to see if my boobs would change in size. Lost 25 prior to initial consultation in January 2016. Constant back pain and shoulder pain since I was 21. Denied by two insurance companies prior to getting a final approval of 500mg each breast by the new insurance... 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

Hi ladies, I have been on here reading everyone's reviews for months now and been wanting a reduction for 30 years. I have had big boobs from the age of 14, I am 5' 3" and always been very petite (I am carrying an extra stone at the moment, too much cake and not enough exercise plus menopause!)... READ MORE

The pros completely outweighed the cons getting this operation done. I will be able to buy normal and a lot cheaper bras, bikinis and actually be able to feel nice in tops and dresses! If you are wanting any plastic surgery doing, I went to the laderma clinic in Prague and I seriously cannot... 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

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

Want a C cup or D Want back pains to go away Healthier life Look more proportioned Can fit until clothes and not feel awkward Back, shoulder and neck pains to leave Overall I just want to feel and look better about myself once my surgery is done. I've heard good things about my surgeron and... 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

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

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 2016....so... 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 3,808 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more