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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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

48 Years Old, 38J, Can't Take the Pain Anymore

I've been big breasted since I can remember. After breastfeeding 2 kids (now 19 and 18 years old) and gaining weight my boobs just keep getting bigger and bigger. I have excruciating back and neck pain, grooves in my shoulders, rash under boobs, self consciousness, etc. I've always hated my... 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

Canadian, 23, No Kids & a 36F/G - Saskatoon, SK

Okay. So. I just joined this site a few days ago because I'm starting to get nervous. I have my first consult with Dr. Carolyn Duval in Saskatoon, SK on June 21st. I got big boobs like most of all the ladies on here.. from a young age.. being stared at, jokes made, self conscious, nothing... READ MORE

56 Years Old, 5'10", 165 Lbs., 2 Grown Children, 36G to ???

Good morning to everyone!! Just found out that my insurance approved my surgery and it's scheduled for September 6th!! I'm so excited!!! I turned in a time off notice at work yesterday that I'll be out for 'surgery' for at least a week and a half. Although my boss knows about the surgery, I... READ MORE

31 New Me Breast reduction/TT w/o lipo

I decided to go with Dr. Jonathan Heistein.. after reviews and my consultation with him.. he listen to my wants and didnt try to pressure me to get other unwated cosmetic surgery. He also listen to my husbands concerns also Finally recieved the approval from my insurance company to cover my... READ MORE

43 Years Old , One Daughter in College and So Excited to Finally Downsize my 34DDD/E to Hopefully a B Cup.

Let me start off by saying how much I love this Site. I have learned so much about breast reductions. I have wanted to do this for over 10 years and finally I am doing something for me. I am very active and love running , crossfit , boxing etc... It has finally come to the point that working... READ MORE

25 Years Old! NO Kids. 30K - Grand Rapids, MI

VERY excited to say that I received the phone call to schedule my surgery! I only had my consultation on Monday and it's Friday. I can't believe I heard back so quickly. I definitely meet the criteria for my insurance, and even though I'll so have several thousands to pay I know it's going to be... 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

27 Year Old No Longer Willing to Live with Pain

I cannot adequately put into words how much reading about other people's experiences going through a breast reduction has helped me finally decide to go through with surgery. I knew for a long time that it was available as an option, and I toyed around with the idea, but several factors kept me... READ MORE

21 YO, 34H+ to a D - Indianapolis, IN

Hi everyone! I'm 21 years old and about three weeks out from my surgery. I've always had a big chest since I was about 14. At 21, I'm popping out of a 34H sized bra. I went to Janet Turkle's office in Carmel on June 12th. Janet Turkle was very professional, friendly and made me feel so... 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

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

21 Year Old, No Kids, Very Large/long Breasts

I have always been quite a large breasted woman. I actually started showing late but once they started to come out they just kept growing bigger and bigger. When I 15, I remember my mom being so worried that she took me to see a doctor and get a mammogram to make sure that this was normal. I am... READ MORE

26, 36jj???! - Jacksonville, FL

I'm 25 and have 36 HH/J breasts. They're ridiculous, to say the least. I have headaches, backaches, neck and shoulder aches. Bras always hurt and I can't even run because of my boobs! I have atena, and I'm hoping that once I get a referral from my Ob/gyn I can find the right surgeon who takes my... READ MORE

Breast Implant Removal and Breast Lift

I am a mother of 2 girls, I am 26 years old and my breasts are currently a 36DD. So I had implants 5 years ago, only less than 200cc each breast. At that time I just thought the implants were going to give me a better look to my breasts, little did I know that I was going to end up with big... 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

20 YO, 145 Lb, 5'3 with 34H Breasts Applying with BCBS

Hello everyone. This site has been so useful and meaningful to me over the past few years. I have wanted a breast reduction for years and I have been waiting for the right opportunity. This past year I got a better insurance plan that doesn't specifically exclude breast reductions (like my... 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

24 Years Old, 32 G, Approved for a Breast Reduction Finally!

I've been wanting a reduction for a long time. Like everyone else here I developed at a very early age (around 10) and I remember being a DD by 7th or 8th grade :( I started having sever back and neck pain about 2 years ago and decided I needed to do this. After a year of fighting with my... READ MORE

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