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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35 Years Old, 3 Children and Suffering for Way Too Many Years with Neck and Shoulder Pain Not to Mention the Constant Headaches

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

20 Year Old Going Smaller!

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

47 Years Old One Daughter Recently Widowed After 18 Years of Marriage. - Chicago, IL

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

Excited and Nervous! 34h to 34c/d (I Hope) - Sarasota, FL

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

Took the leap, didn't quite fly.... San Leandro, CA

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

Best Option - Birmingham, AL

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

Surgery in 4 Days! - Augusta, GA

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

Breast Reduction (32DDD to 34C)

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

Breast Reduction - Scheduled for Tomorrow - San Francisco, CA

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

26yo with 28HH Finally Getting a Reduction!

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

10h/28h Second Time Doing a Reduction! All done. So happy

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

Only One Week - Look Like a Freak - Pittsburgh, PA

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

Breast Reduction (Through my Insurance) - New York

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

30 Years Old, No Children, but my Breast Could Probably Feed a Village - Boston, MA

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

Breast Reduction and Lipo Revision on Hips - Dominican Republic, DO

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

40 Year Old- Waited 25 Years for This Day! New York, NY

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

New Boobs! SO SO happy! - Australia, AU

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

43 Years Old, Two Kids, and in Constant Pain. Desperately Need a Breast Reduction - Daytona Beach, FL

In some ways my story is not much different than the rest of us big breasted ladies. I wore a bra at a young age and went straight from a flat chest to a Bcup overnight and just kept growing from there. In high school I was already a 36DD and then after having children a 38DDD. A few years ago I... READ MORE

31 Year Old Military Wife Mom of Three FINALLY Took the Plunge with a BR - Spartanburg, SC

Yesterday was the big day. I spent half the night looking at the girls wondering how they would turn out. I finally make it to the hospital and was greeted by a very friendly staff. Once checked in the gave me something to calm my nerves and that was greatly appreciated. Dr. Orseck came in to do... READ MORE

10 Days Till Surgery - Richmond, CA

Hi, my name is Jazminn I'm 27 years old and I live in the bay area. I have had boobs since elementary school. Like literally breast that needed a bra. I don't remember a time I didn't have big breast. I've always looked older than I really was and got too much negative attention from older boys... READ MORE

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