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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Have been thinking about getting a reduction for years... I've known for a long time that my mum had a breast reduction and she told me recently that her mum also had a reduction, so she is super supportive. Like many I have been large breasted since puberty, was about 34F by the end of high... READ MORE

I was extremely nervous and researched for years to find a physician I was 100% comfortable with before having my breast reduction surgery - I even spoke with Dr. Michel C. Samson multiple times to ask him various questions, look at photos and just make sure he completely understood what I had... READ MORE

I have always had big breast, they didn't use to bother me as much but now they do. My back hurts all the time, I cant sleep comfortable, shoulder always hurting, breast are so freaking heavy. I just started looking into it because now I am really feeling the pain more. But I don't have... READ MORE

Like most people who are thinking about getting a reduction, I have had large breast since an early age. I started growing in the 4th grade and by high school I was already a DD cup. Now I am a G cup and I am tired of the extra weight. I cannot enjoy the simple things in life without neck,... READ MORE

Hello Ladies(Elvis Duran show voice)!! My name is Jess and I've been lurking over this site for a few months now and finally built the courage to share my experience with you all!! My growth started back in the sixth grade where I ballooned to a C-cup and by high school graduation 6 years later... READ MORE

So glad I did it . I had a great surgeon I am still sore and my right boob is healing better than my left which is still sore . I am almost a month out but still not all the way recover and the left one has some draining so I m not sure of breast size yet but hope my scars are less visible as... READ MORE

I was tired of back & neck pain. Also, skin tags & rashes. Decision took years! No regrets. When I met my PS I felt very comfortable and knew that he understood what I wanted. My advice visit a few doctors and select the one that you feel trust. See patient pics/testimonials. Don't feel shy... READ MORE

1st BA was saline SM in 1999 (325 cc left 345 cc right for asymmetry correction). My revision with silicone was in 2015 (both 340 cc). Now I am left with asymmetry and am going in for lipo on the left breast; PS only removing 100 cc (200cc aspirate). Is this enough to help with current asymmetry? READ MORE

Hey everyone!! So I've been on this site a lot lately, trying to decide if a breast reduction is right for me. All the reviews and before & after pictures have been sooo helpful! I've struggled finding pictures of women who have the same petite frame as myself. I'm 5ft and 120 lbs with 32DDD... READ MORE

Hi I am 27 years old and have had big boobs since I can remeber! When I had my daughter they really grew! Fast forward and my doctor recommended I get a breast reduction because of the neck and shoulder pain I have been experiencing. As well as bad bad headaches. Well long story short met with... READ MORE

Denied for breast reduction!!!! In June 2015, I began my journey and effort to seek approval for a breast reduction. The final straw was my getting a fungal (ring worm) infection which started under my breast. I've had it for over three months. I have always had upper neck pain, shoulder pain,... READ MORE

I'm a 24 year old who has had issues from large breasts. Since I was 13, I've had a narrow rib cage and large breasts. At 12, I was a B going on C, and that's the last time that I liked them. At 14, I was already pouring out of my DD from Victoria's Secret. The rapid growth created many stretch... READ MORE

Today is my first day post op. I was so nervous yesterday but my doctor and his staff made me feel so comfortable. I have had huge breast since 7th grade. I was like a twig sixth grade and then I came back to school and they didn't stop growing. I was a d by freshman year in high school. A... READ MORE

I am 25 years I had a reduction performed 2 years ago. I had massive breasts and my size was a 36H. I am now a 34DD and whilst I am happy with my breasts when they are in bra I hate them out of one. It's affecting my sex life with my new boyfriend and killing my confidence. They sit really low... READ MORE

Like most other woman who have had breast reduction surgery, I'm thrilled! I've been suffering with neck, back and shoulder pain for years, not to mention my self-esteem. I was always compensating for my heavy breasts. I felt like I was alway hunching over. Maybe I was being naive, but I wasn't... READ MORE

I had my first consult over 10 yrs ago but my Dr. suggested I wait until after I had children. So, three children and 38 total months of breastfeeding later. I am beyond ready. I had another consult with Dr. Grotting in Birmingham and I am scheduled for surgery on June 17. I have waited for... READ MORE

I'm 55, stand 5'6" (would be a couple of inches taller if not for scoliosis in my mid-back) and weigh 226 pounds. Bra size is US 36G-38H. I have 2 daughters (grown), 4 grandbabies and a loving supportive husband. I love my family and now my time has come--I am so ready to be my "real self"! My... READ MORE

After having huge breasts for years and years I finally decided to look into a breast reduction. About a year before seeing Dr Bajaj I saw another surgeon who advised me I did not have large enough breasts to remove a minimum of 1,000 cc's from each side. I decided to seek another opinion and Dr... READ MORE

This is an informative site from the prospective of the patient. All the photos are helpful and everyone seems so happy about the choice they've made without having unreal expectations. It's like who cares about the scars it's the size that counts. I haven't seen any procedures like mine but... READ MORE

Surgery tomorrow......dreading and nervous.....but tired of not letting my picture be snapped due to embarrassment. I am not looking to be "small", just smaller enough to be symmetrical and comfortable. I told the surgeon no less than a DD. And err on the side of bigger rather than smaller.... 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 3,807 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more