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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It was so worth it!!!! I immediately felt a relief off of my back. I went from a g/f cup down to a full C cup. Today makes 1 week post op and my breast are still num and swollen. My drains are out (thank god) next I am looking forward to my stitches being remove on Tuesday at my followup... READ MORE

After going through puberty and my body started maturing it had always been very clear that my breasts were causing negative effect on my body not only physically but emotionally as well. The challenges I was faced with everyday things like finding a covering swim suit, a shirt that would hide... READ MORE

Picking a surgeon is so much harder than I expected, I have a small budget so I've been mostly looking in Miami, the Dominican Republic and Mexico. I'm 95% sure I'll be using Mel Ortega from Spectrum Aesthetics. My quote was 6800 for a tummy tuck, breast reduction and lift, and lipo of the... READ MORE

Warning the pictures are rather graphic, but they say that a picture is worth a thousand words....So please let these pictures talk to you before you talk to Dr. Dean!!! I hate to straight out talk horribly of a person but I feel I should warn everyone I can...avoid Dr. John Dean of Associates... READ MORE

I desperately wanted to look my actual size but my breasts were so large I always looked bigger. My back and shoulders ached constantly and I rounded my shoulders so people wouldn't notice my large breasts. I couldn't find bras and tops to fit and I was becoming more self conscious and withdrawn... READ MORE

I'm so very happy with my results. Dr. Rottman and Brooke are the best! They are dream come true. I was a 38I before now I'm a 38D. I never was really comfortable with my body, but now I'm so excited about working out, and getting in shape, and being healthy. I absolutely love my results. Thank... READ MORE

I am so happy to be writing this review as I have been lurking on RealSelf for a while now. I am scheduled to have my surgery in a week!!! I have been wanting this for so long and it's finally about to happen. No more physical therapy 3x a week, pain meds, or heat therapy. I will upload before... READ MORE

I've been thinking about getting a reduction for years. I was a D by the end of middle school. I'm now at a 38H. I know I need to lose some weight overall, but I've always felt very unproportional. Even when I played sports and was skinny in high school, I was at least a DDD. After finding and... READ MORE

Like most of the women on this site getting reductions, I have always been large breasted. As a younger girl and woman they really stood out because I was much thinner. I had nicknames in school and was always referred to as the "one with big boobs". It was horrible. I constantly could not find... READ MORE

I can't begin to thank all you wonderful ladies for writing reviews and relating your stories on realself, it's been so good to know I'm not alone in the journey to smaller, more appropriately sized breasts! Similar to many of you, I developed early, at 11 I outgrew my training bra by leaps... READ MORE

I'm am 45 and I weigh 222 and my height is 5'5 and I have a lot of back problems I'm really started to think my breast are to big so that's why I'm truly thinking of having breast reduction for health reasons I would like some feed back rather it's good or bad thank you again I haven't had the... READ MORE

Hello everyone! I have a consultation scheduled for a month from now. My motivation for getting a reduction mostly stems from being in pain and discomfort every day. I'm not %100 sure it's from the weight of my breasts but after going from doctor to doctor and specialist to specialist and... READ MORE

Last nite with my dd breast I'm getting them reduce Lipo lifted tomorrow I will do updates before and after pics answer any.question I will answer insurance questions as well I'm nervous happy scared.all at the same time I can't wait till the healing process I will let you ladies know everything... READ MORE

My story is similar to others on here. I've had large breasts since puberty. At 13 years old I was completely flat...a late bloomer. Then over the summer before freshman year I went from a training bra to a C cup. I was 5'3" and only weighed about 100 lbs. Suddenly boys were interested! I'm... READ MORE

I finally had my consult for a breast reduction! I have put this off for so many years and was very nervous leading up to it, but it was no big deal. Dr MacAdam made me feel very at ease. We discussed my concerns and the results I was looking for in her office while I was fully clothed. Then she... 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 have been wanting a breast reduction for at least 10 years. I have always been top heavy and out of proportion to the rest of my body. im 5'1 and a dress size 12. My breast size was a 34GG. i hated them! Because they where so big and heavy they just sagged. Finding clothes to fit was a... READ MORE

Here I am ladies surgery went great I have not feel a lot of pain butt a little burning sensation when I first woke up I realized that I was feeling much more lighter my chest was much flatter only woke up with little pain that much oh my God the stuff they're wonderful as soon as I told him I'm... READ MORE

As a young person I never really gave much thought to the size of my breasts. Not until after the age of 24 and having my baby and nursing him. Let's just say they became GIGANTIC! I suffered a pretty bad back injury at work in my 30's and have had several whiplashes in my 20's. I'm no... READ MORE

The summer after 5th grade, I'm outside playing. Enjoying running around my dad's truck with the other kids. I was wearing one of my favorite halter jumpsuits with blue trim. Suddenly my dad calls me over and tells me I need to put something else on and can no longer wear that outfit. That was... READ MORE

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