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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6 weeks post op and the scars and bruising are very present still. I had necrosis of both nipples at 4 weeks post op and panicked, so I consulted a new surgeon. The experience has so far been a very painful and unpleasant one. Swelling has drastically increased, right nipple is going darker... READ MORE

My motivation was my son who is 1 I noticed that since becoming a mom I would have to become more active with my son. With large breast that was difficult so I decided to get a breast reduction. I can't wait to do cartwheels and flips for him. I also decided to have the breast reduction to... READ MORE

I got approved for my Breast Reduction Last month and Im so excited and scared at the same time! Im 5'5 177lbs and I cant wait to lift this weight off my chest! I only had to appeal twice and the second time I did it over the phone and ask for my surgeons office to resend the pictures after that... READ MORE

Well, what can I say? There's obviously a reason why I'm on this website (Sooo glad I found this site!), and that's because of my boobs. Boobs is like an understatement haha. I'm 18, 5'8, 153 lbs and a 32H. Yikes! It seems weird to be writing how much I want this procedure, but I really do. I'm... READ MORE

I have always wanted a breast reduction since I was about 15. I finally started my journey back in October 2015. When I first went for my consultation in October my PS told me how he thought I would be a great candidate for surgery and he didn't see a problem with me getting approved through my... READ MORE

I have had relatively large breasts every since I first got them. Growing up I could never buy a bra that fitted properly (was using crazy back sizes when I was probably a 30 or less). It is much easier nowadays, I could buy bras online or at bravisimo, but I like the convenience of the local... READ MORE

After having each of my three children my once compact and firm breasts (b to c cup) gradually increased to a DD bordering on E. The left side has always been bigger, but the discrepancy has become more noticeable the as the breasts have increased in size. I know DD isn't all that huge, but... READ MORE

I am grateful to have a diverse community of women with some of the same issues and concerns to come together and share their experiences in a positive manner. It gives me the courage to share my journey. I was going to wait until I received my approval from my insurance company (BCBS... READ MORE

I was a late bloomer, but when I finally did bloom, I bloomed hard. The last time I was measured, I was a 34/36 H, which is the size bra I am wearing in the pictures, but I believe I am bigger than that now due to changes in birth control. I very rarely wear underwire bras because they are so... READ MORE

Very satisfied with my results Tips: Bring a pillow for the ride home.. you feel every pothole and bump and it sucks! Take it easy, my wounds reopened so that prolonged my recovery time and I had to do wound care on the open areas. Be prepared for to regret the decision during recovery it's a... READ MORE

Mostly writing this to watch my progress as the weeks pass by, I am currently just 5 days PO. I went from being a DDD before my son, to a EE after breastfeeding him for 6 months. After not being able to fit into any clothes or bras I decided it was time to make a change. Losing weight has never... READ MORE

Going from a J to a full C/D on 3/3/2016! I'm Super Excited! I've suffered from headaches, backaches, rashes, shoulder pain and numbness for years. I'm finally going to get some relief and couldn't be more happy about it. I've wanted this for a long time and debated about it. My health insurance... READ MORE

Just wanted to say hi I have been researching for breast reduction on real self for quite sometime now. I am booked for my final consultation with dr Dan Rowe not Brisbane QLD. He was lovely to talk with & was very detailed & realistic in what he could do for me in terms of amount of removal.... READ MORE

So I used to just read others stories on here and a lot of you guys have encouraged me to go forward with pursuing breast reduction with your stories. Much like many of you, I can't remember not having huge breast. They seemed to come all at once around 11/12. I am now a 36DDD, I'm about 140lbs... READ MORE

I have been having the same issues as most with indents in the shoulders, neck and shoulder pain. I have always had large breast, so a little worried that they will end up too small, but excited for perky smaller breast. I am currently a 36 G going down to a 36 D. My insurance (Aetna) approved... READ MORE

So excited for this surgery. I had a gastric sleeve in 2014, much needed circumferential tummy tuck and liposuction with fat transfer in 2015. This will be the final icing on the cake to get my boobs done. I LOVED my surgeon for my tummy tuck, however I felt her specialty for tummy tucks... READ MORE

Hi everyone! I am getting a breast reduction 2 weeks from today and could not be more excited! I decided to write this review because, though every review that I have read has been super helpful, most women who get this surgery are a bit older than I am or have at least had children first. As I... READ MORE

Hi All, I've been reading posts on this forum for about 2 weeks now, both the positive and negative and its left me both very excited and very nervous about the prospect of getting this done. I'm just waiting to find out the exact date in January i can have the surgery as it is quite a bit in... READ MORE

I decided to have a mommy makeover done with Dr. Tachmes in florida. "I HAVE NO REGRETS" and im only 4 days post op. Dr. Tachmes I must say went above and beyond on body. I had a tummy tuck wdith breast reduction and lift and lipo to flanks. Offcourse, right now im still swollen. The drastic... READ MORE

I have had my date confirmed with Dr Mark Duncan-Smith (Perth, WA, Australia). Initial consultation was very reassuring and I have pre-op consultation coming up in a couple of weeks. Am currently 38E/F and struggling daily with back, neck and shoulder pain. Don't even go out after work... 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