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 have had large breast from I was a preteen. I have always been a very petite girl with large breast. This continued into adulthood and prior to having my daughter I was a 34 DD. I then became a 38 DDD. I researched long and hard and ran into a YouTuber who referenced dr.zinsser and it was all... READ MORE

Being super mom you really don't get a chance to really review your body until tragic strike's and that's what happen, neck and back pains!!! The worst, and all for overly large breast that was once beautiful but definitely needed special attention ASAP, so I search and that's when I found Dr.... READ MORE

My initial experience with Dr. Shell was wonderful, all the way up to surgery. After surgery my stitches came open. I went to Dr Shell's office the very same day. He didn't sew up the open place but put a sterile strip over it. That didn't hold it together. After a few days an infection set in.... READ MORE

I had my consultation with Dr. Kumar about a month ago. My insurance has approved my surgery and I am scheduled for surgery on June 6. I have struggled with back, and shoulder pain for years, and I think that it's time to do something about it. I'm both anxious and excited. There were no... READ MORE

I have had large breasts for the past 15 years. When I graduated from high school, I was a C cup. I remember coming home the summer after freshmen year of college and people asking me if I had a boob job...I knew I had gained a bit of weight (the proverbial freshman 15), but it hadn't occurred... READ MORE

So everyone who has had a breast reduction this question is for u:) I just had my surgery about a month ago and I love the way they look and the surgeon was great, but the pain is unbearable. Dr. Said everything is ok and the shooting pains are normal but I'm so miserable and always hurting and... READ MORE

So at first I had no interest in writing a review since there is already so much valuable information on this site, but after experiencing this procedure first hand and going through things I did not read about, I thought it best to share with you all. I'm going to try to write in order, as... READ MORE

My Large breast or breast Hypertrophy is causing me functional problems such as; chronic back, neck and shoulder pain with shoulder grooving. I am 33yrs old, my height is 5ft4in, my weight is 130lbs, my BMI is 22.3 normal, my body surface area is 1.6431m2, and my current bra size is 34DDD/F,... READ MORE

I had my consultation with Dr. Kasrai and so far so good. She's really nice and takes the time to answer all your questions (although I've been researching this procedure for years and didn't have many). I trust her and love her honesty, she wants you to have realistic expectations. She... READ MORE

I've always been a little overweight. Always had big boobs ands never the "good kind". They always been a little saggy and the more my weight went up and down the bigger and saggier they got. Finally I had saved enough money for a reduction. My size at the time was a 38DD. Although I still... READ MORE

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

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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 3,876 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more