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 currently 22 days post Op. I am happy I went through with this but I am scared I might not like the end result. I think my breasts are bigger than what I anticipated. The left breast is slightly bigger than the right breast. I guess it's due to the fact that more breast tissue was taken out... READ MORE

As my title reads I'm 63 not sure of my exact bra size I wear a 38 DDD the Doc measured me to be 35 around so thinking maybe I wear a 36 E? I wanted to have a BR at age 50 but insurance denied me at that time. My weight at that time was about 15 lbs lighter and my bras size was a DD. I had... READ MORE

I'm 5ft 4in and i weigh 168 pounds. I'm officially 2 days post op. I must say that having a breast reduction is the best decision I've ever made. I researched my doctor for two years before I made an appointment for a consultation. My neck, back , and shoulder pain interfered with my love for... READ MORE

Hello everyone! First off, let me say that like most women on here, I am SO grateful to have found this site. Seeing the experiences from you ladies has made me feel so much less alone, and I couldn't be happier. I've wanted to have this procedure done since I can remember, and now is finally... READ MORE

So I'm finally going to get what I deserve the big breasts reduction. I've been heavy chested as long as I can remember. I remember as a teenager being called Dolly Parton and now it's my time to be able to exercise without my arms going numb and my neck feeling like somebody hit me in it and... READ MORE

To be honest I wasn't going to write a review until I noticed no one had breast as large as mine. I wanted to put my voice out there so I could connect with women who have my issue. my bra size I wear is a 40 n, however; a 40 n is too small. I have back spasms that hurt so much it causes me to... READ MORE

I never thought of writing a review before but this website has helped me so much with pre op anxiety I figured I should contribute. I first tried to get preappeoval for a reduction 7 years ago at age 22. The dr said they weren't large enough and didn't even attempt to submit to insurance. I... READ MORE

I've always had big breasts. I vaguely remember being made fun of in 5th grade and being a full C cup by 6th grade. In high school I was a D/DD and they really got in the way for sports. I am an introvert so the extra attention was not ever wanted, but I got it anyway. You simply cannot be... READ MORE

I have been big breasted since I was about 23. In the past 15 or so years it has gotten unbearable. Sleeping, eating, breathing, exercising, cleaning the house, you name it, everything has its limitations. I am currently bulging out of a 44H on my right and on my left not quite filling it... READ MORE

I can't begin to explain the level of satisfaction, joy, and confidence that Dr. Krau has given me. So I had my initial consultation with Dr. Krau back in Sept. 2015. Of course, I checked my options with other surgeons, but my gut and my heart told me to go with Dr. Krau (aside from the fact... READ MORE

Hi everyone, I am 53, have lost 110 lbs in the past 2 years, and my breasts didn't really shrink all that much with the weight loss. I knew they probably wouldn't. I have been busty since puberty, more so after childbirth. My pre surgery bra size was 36J. Looking at them now, I am expecting a... READ MORE

Okay I know you've all heard this story before - been a D cup since middle school and rocked the E/F's since end of high school. Lost weight, didn't get any smaller. Gained weights, surprisingly didn't change much either! Now I sit at 5'6", ~170# (high end of my weight usually) and a 34E give or... READ MORE

Hey dolls! Man I've been waiting a LONG time for this. I started developing breasts when i was 9-10 years old. By the time I was 13 I was already a 38C. I was always known for having the biggest breasts in school or among friends. I was sexualized at a very young age, mainly by men old... READ MORE

Okay so Ive been looking in this website for quite awile now. All the BR reviews on this website have motivated and encouraged me to finally consider surgery :) So I'm finally deciding to be brave and start making moves to have a breast reduction! I am 5'2, weigh 170 ILBS, and am 19 years old.... READ MORE

I currently wear a 40 H bra. I know I need a bigger size but I refuse to buy an even bigger bra. I've had 3 consultations. The 1st consultation was with Dr. Michael Obeng located in Beverly Hills. I liked the office and staff. I was also interested in lipo or a TT. Dr. Obeng suggested lipo... READ MORE

I had a breast reduction almost one year ago(23april2015). I went from a size 34KK to a 34D, my surgeon took off 10lbs. I was 18 when I had the surgery and it is honestly one of the best things I have ever done for myself. I'm more than happy to answer any questions about the process pre,... READ MORE

Like a lot of people here, I too have been reading reviews on this site for a while now. I'm now almost to the point of being able to review my own experience of having a breast reduction surgery. My re-evaluation is on the 25th of August, and my surgeon is Dr. Ceydeli of Panama City, Florida.... READ MORE

I finally decided to have breast reduction surgery because for more years than I would like to remember I always felt self-conscious about my body. As mid-life crept up on me I developed some medical issues involving neck and back pain and I always felt the weight of my large breasts was not... READ MORE

I am having my surgery sat. Nov 29 th. Was supposed to be the 20th. So I'm going out of my mind right now. My primary doc says don't back out. It will be worth it. I M so nervous but excited at the Same time. I just want the weight off of. My breast. They hurt and I'm so... READ MORE

Today makes 1 week post-op for breast reduction surgery & Lipo in my arm, back, & flanks with the wonderful Dr. Pantoja! Going into surgery, I did not have any anxiety. The Doctor and his staff do a wonderful job of making you feel comfortable & are very knowledgeable about the process. I... 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 3,868 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more