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've been embarrassed about my chest size for as long as I can remember. All of the women on both sides of my family are very large in the chest area, and I can remember praying when I was in 3rd grade that I would never be that big. My mom caught me mid-prayer, and she informed me that I was... READ MORE

Like everyone else, I have dealt with large breasts since middle school. I am currently 31, 5'7", 167 lbs and a 32HH. Despite gaining and losing weight, the breast size has really never changed so about six months ago I began the process of getting insurance approval. Referrals, four months of... 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

Since I was a teenager I have had large sized boobs to which everyone believes to be 'proportionate to my body size'. I am a tall woman so my weight seems evenly dispersed, but my chest is way too large. Because of its size (44 JJ UK) my boobs sag a lot, and this sagging causes chest pains when... READ MORE

Hi everyone! My BR surgery is scheduled for Wednesday, May 25th. At first, I was not approved by the insurance (AETNA) but they challenged that ruling and a week later it was approved! The insurance will fully cover it. I am excited to finally be able to wear cute little bikinis and crop tops... READ MORE

Time has finally come to say good bye to my big boobies. Surgery is April 15th. I've always had big boobs from being 12yr and have suffered all the usual problems that come with them, from the aches and pains to buying clothes that fit, and of course they just don't look nice anymore. And I... READ MORE

Age: 20 Height: 174cm / 5'8 Weight; 88kg / 194lb After getting boobs extremely early they'd always been part of who I was. When I was twelve at my primary school formal I was already an Australian 12C (pictured below). At twenty I was measured as a 12J or 10K and had to buy speciality bras... READ MORE

I seriously considered BR about 20 years ago and then I talked myself out of it. I think it was mostly from fear and whether would I be happy with the results. Now all these years later and I have terrible posture, and almost constant back , neck and shoulder pain and chronic migraines. I am... READ MORE

I'm having a breast reduction from 32DDDD (Chantelle bra size) to C, abdominoplasty, flankplasty, diastasis recti repair, ventral hernia repair, and hip lipo on Wednesday. I keep meaning to post about but the time keeps slipping away! I have been wanting a breast reduction since I was 22... READ MORE

My breasts had been a nuisance all my adult life, but I'd put up with them, and weighed only about 112lbs (because I smoked and drank too much alcohol without eating properly.) Then I gave up smoking and drinking about 4 years ago and gained about 50lb through eating unwisely. Bra size increased... READ MORE

So ladies, this is FINALLY happening! After years of suffering with neck, shoulder and back pain, I have finally made the decision to have BR surgery. I cannot believe that I waited this long to seek relief. I have read a lot of your stories, and I appreciate all the insight that your... READ MORE

One week to go! I have been on this site for over a year and it's finally my turn! I have read, laughed, and commented and just love all your stories!! I started looking at doctors last year and just was so unsure if I wanted to do this (I am afraid of looking off without my chest) and did not... 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

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

I am finally scheduled for breast reduction surgery on May 16, 2016 in Edmonton, Alberta with Dr. Ladak. I first saw Dr. Ladak in spring 2014 and was approved for the procedure. But I wanted to lose weight first. I am currently 5'6 and 176 lbs. But I didn't lose the weight. Then I had surgery... 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

Years of floppy breasts and back pain as well as inability to wear normal clothing. Made me unhappy with myself not just my body. I was never able to wear cute clothes or even normal bras past the age of 13. My breasts were never perky or even slightly attractive. I am so pleased with my... READ MORE

I was hoping to eliminate some health issues as I get older. Neck and back stress from my 36Ddd/ F breast. The tummy tuck was a last minute decision lol. I immediately could tell the difference in the breast. I could hardly tell they were there. No pull on my neck or back, it was such a relief. ... READ MORE

I’ve really struggled with writing this. There is so much good information on this site that I wasn’t sure my story would offer any fresh insights. But, due to recent events, I think it may-or at the least selfishly offer me some comfort and support. And now the stats: I am a 44 year-old wom... READ MORE

I've been wanting a BR ever since junior high, my mom wouldn't let me.Years later I've done my research and found a board plastic surgeon, went for consultation, then I got an approval within a month, but since it was before the holidays, I decided to do the surgery after the holidays. Then Jan... 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 $6,900. Costs will vary by surgeon, geographic region and the complexity of the procedure. Cost estimates are based on 3,871 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more