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've always been a small person - 5 feet tall, 115 pounds, small framed. Well, when I started high school, my boobs were at a solid D-cup. By the end of high school, I couldn't were any normal sized bra. After that they just got bigger until finally evening out at a whopping I cup. I work as a... READ MORE

I'm going in on Monday to do my consulting to get me ready for the surgery I'm hoping everything turn out fine so.I can have my big day and my dreams come true been wanting this surgery for years and now I'm ready to go ahead with everthing to get to the prefect sizes that I desire are that is... READ MORE

I have been experiencing a lot of back,neck and shoulder pains for many years. Just never got to the point of getting a reduction because I loved my babies! But it has came down to it where I can't deal with that pain anymore. I have muscle knots in my neck and shoulders , I have been to... READ MORE

Hello Dolls!! This here is my first entry. I will try my best not to drag it out. I am 31 years old. A mommy to an 11 year old little lady and I am miserable with my appearance. My breasts have gotten so big over time that they are just out of control. I am 5'4 , 182lbs and a size G!!! Yep!... READ MORE

Hello everyone! I had my consultation in July 2015 because I live in Noway but I want the surgery to be done i Poland so that's why I had to do it so early. I don't get anything covered by insurance, I pay everything with my own money. The consultation went really well, the doctor said I'm a... READ MORE

At 22, just finished my degree and thinking about all the incredible things I wanted to do with my life – I should have been super excited for things to come. But I wasn’t. I woke up one day, at around the age of 13 with these boobs that continued to grow and by 22, I was wearing an 18G. The res... READ MORE

Hi all, I'm sure those of you interested in BR already know aaall about The Struggle. I'm also sure those of you who don't would have already read all about it. But I have my own tidbits to add to all the pre-op recollections and I hope it can be as reassuring and insightful as the other... READ MORE

I am eight weeks post surgery and I feel great. Thanks to the staff and Dr. Cindy Wu who did a great job with preparations and surgery. My neck, shoulder, and back issues are gone. My statuesque have improved giving me more confident in my appearance, and not to mention how my clothes fit... READ MORE

Surgery tomorrow. I'm excited yet nervous. I have always had big breast.. I remember my mom buying a bra and weeks later it being too little. I'm ready to carry a lighter load. I've been researching a lot and was wondering how long do you stay in a compression bra? Should I purchase one? One of... READ MORE

Hi, everyone! My name is Mekia and I have been wanting a breast reduction since I started growing them out of control!!! I am currently 29 years old with two sons and I just want to live a full life! At 29, i haven't been to a dance, prom, party nor formal place because of these monsters on a... READ MORE

So far so Good. Dr. Crawford was not the Surgeon I was going for. As a matter of fact I was going for the consultation then see 2 more doctors then make mydecision. She was so great, she exceeded my expectations, Gosh I had so much concern , was nervous and full of anxiety. Her coordinator... READ MORE

I have been large breasted all my life and I'm finally doing something about it. I actually can't believe it's taken me this long to do it. I have one of those body types that regardless if I loose weight, it doesn't ever come off my chest. So frustrating! I love to be active, yoga,... READ MORE

I have yet to go over the paperwork with my Doctor. We've spoken about the procedure. I'm only nervous that I have to be staying in a military hospital for the first time. I keep being told that's since I'm young I'll heal quickly. I really hope that's the case. I've been a double D since I was... READ MORE

At 23 you would like to be experiencing your youth and enjoying life, not trying to figure out why your back is killing you, your shoulders are hurting, and your boobs feel like they are holding you hostage. I was extremely nervous to have a breast reduction because I didn't want anyone to cut... READ MORE

So far met the doctor and scheduled surgery. Currently 38DDD, 180 pounds and 5'7". Shoulders are dented and hurt daily. Weight of my breasts make me slouch. Been large all my life, but I have grown in the last several years. I exercise regularly, but lately, breasts hurt too much and I am having... READ MORE

Hi. i just recently went in for a breast reduction consultation 8/12/11. I am now waiting on approval from my insurance company (TriCare). I am very nervous that i wont get approved because im slightly over weight and i heard that insurance companies base their approval on height and weight and... READ MORE

I've always been a big chested girl. In high school I wore 2 bras in gym class and to play on the tennis team. I'm currently 5' 7" & 175 pounds and wear a 38G and still pop out a bit. I have 2 kids and have had a tubal, so no concerns about breastfeeding for me. I work as a nurse and the pain... READ MORE

I've been wanting to have a breast reduction since I was a junior in high school. I can't ever remember being anything less than a D cup. I've always been associated with my chest, from high school to today at work. I am the butt of jokes, all in fun but still. I know some of the attention from... READ MORE

I had a BR done in 1981 by Dr. Marcia Fitzpatrick at 25, when I went from 34DD to 34B. My boobs held up for 25+ years, even with a 40-pound weight gain in pregnancy, but menopause did them in. Back to 32DDD at age 59. Sigh. I often thought about repeat surgery and checked out loads of online... READ MORE

I wrote this LONG review and it all got deleted by mistake :/ Basically , I am 22 and tired of being limited! I can not work out due to my overly large breast. Size 38H & flowing over! I have to wear about 4 bras which makes me not want to bother at all. I own 3 bras, one of which the wire... 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 3,803 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more