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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Hi RS friends!!!! I just got approved by my insurance and could not be happier! I am currently 5'1", 155 lbs and wear a 36DDD. I'm super uncomfortable with my heavy breasts and can't wait for smaller ones. We have 1 child (almost 5yrs old) and he is our one and only.....ie, no more kids.... READ MORE

My insurance has had me on a limb since Febuary 7,2016. It's now about to be June. They disapproved me the first time because I didn't show that I went to the doctor to complain about my neck or back. Thankful I did since 2013!!! Any who, I am 5'2 145 pounds with size G breast. I have been... READ MORE

I have been researching for a couple of years now and finally very recently did it. My doctor and all the staff have been amazing thus far. The pain has been way less than I anticipated which is great, the most painful part so far was the drain removal which came out only 2-3 days after the... READ MORE

Hello! So happy to have found this place! And I'd just like to apologize in advance for my English, it's not my native language but I hope you'll understand me, haha. I'm an 18 year old, 180 cm (5'11") girl and have been considering a breast reduction for about 1-2 years now. It was this... READ MORE

This has been an on again off again journey. I tried In the early nineties but the insurance hassle was rediculas. This is a family trait I'm the youngest of 9 ,6 girls 3 boys and two of my sisters has had the precedure . I have recently lost 30lb 5.1 and Bra size 40 L. Have you ever heard of... 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

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

I had my tummy tuck exactly 1 year ago and now I had my breast reduced. I was extremely excited about my tummy tuck but after 5 weeks I popped some internal stitches and have suffered every since. My breast however is quit different. I was a 36DD and only wanted a lift but my insurance would... READ MORE

Hello, I am in total disbelief that my surgery is in 4 days! I am 36 years old and I've been dreaming of a reduction for at least 10 years! I have spent a lot of time just talking about it, rather than working up the courage to actually do it. I am currently a 44H and I am hoping to eventually... READ MORE

One of the best things I've done for myself. I can breathe, and my neck and back pain are so much less. And even though I didn't get this surgery for the aesthetics, I was so pleased during my reveal at my doctor's office today. I don't think they were this pretty when I was 15! I can see why... READ MORE

I have come to rely on Realself so much to help me come to a decision on breast reduction that now that I've decided to do it, thought I should post my own experience. I am 43 years old, 5'4", 135 lbs, with a breast size of 30F. After a lot of research, I decided on Dr. Carolyn Chang. I had... READ MORE

My story is similar to many others' I have read here. I was a C cup in 7th grade, and I remember forgetting to put on a bra one morning and crying when I got home from school, because I had felt so gross all day. By the time I was 15, I was DDD, and I knew that I was going to get a reduction. It... 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

I know I only had my surgery one week ago; but I can't quit looking at these awful things on my chest. I look like Frankentits. Please tell me it gets better, this horrendous tightness goes away (feel like you could bounce a quarter off of me), the nipples are gross, all of it !! ???????????????? READ MORE

So Monday July 11th I had a consultation with Dr. Keith Blechman (in my network) here in NYC to discuss whether I was a good candidate for a medically necessary breast reduction. After a physical examination of my breasts, he did in fact think I wouldn't have any problem with insurance approving... READ MORE

Where do I begin.... I've longed for a breast reduction since the age of 18 but I've always had breast issues as a kid. I started wearing training bras in the 3rd grade and the tender age of 9. As the years passed, I grew taller, wider and so did the "girls". By the time I reached middle school,... READ MORE

Dr. Molina I felt is a very nice doctor based on mannerism and careful attention to his work and patients' health.  However, I would not recommend his practice nor return to him.  It was frustrating trying to communicate in a timely fashion and get full answers to my concerns.  I... READ MORE

Im now 22days po. It took a lot of research before going ahead with this op. For year's couldn't stand the thought of being put to sleep. So i just carried on being unhappy with my large saggy boobs. Then i discovered the awake procedure with sedation brilliant. Had it... READ MORE

I'm a 40 year old school teacher, mother of two. My whole life I was uncomfortable with the size of my breast. This was the third time in 8 years I went for a consultation hoping my insurance will cover this so needed procedure. My prayers were finally answered and in two weeks I received a... READ MORE

So happy! I had bilateral breast reduction last Friday. Is aid goodbye to my 36HH and woke up with beautiful -albeit swollen- boobs! My wonderful surgeon removed 2kg from each breast! Wow! My back pain has gone. I have very little pain.. just a bit of bruising when I stand up in the morning... READ MORE

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