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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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21 years old, 125 lbs 5'2 breast reduction- 32DDD to 32C or D

In 8 days I'm having a breast reduction! In 21 years old and feel extremely frustrated and limited by my chest. I have significant back problems. I want to be more active. My chest is way too big for my frame. I hate the way I look in clothes. I want to wear cute dresses without strapping on a... READ MORE

3 Weeks Post Op

I had back pain. Shoulder and neck pain. Trouble sleeping. Work was annoying I hate touching people with my boobs. Now I'm so comfortable. They weigh less. I look like I've actually lost the weight I loss because my shape is different. I love them. A little itchy. Doctor just removed the glue to... READ MORE

50 yo gets reduction and lipo

I finally made the decision to go through with breast reduction last year. A friend of mine who was about my size (although older) had it done and said she was thrilled to have done and wished she had done it sooner. I decided to ask my nurse practitioner (who happened to be my friend’s d... READ MORE

36 year old, Mother of 2, Breast Reduction. AHCIP covered 100%

I am 36Yrs Old with 2 kids - a 6 year old and a 2 year old. After I had my 2 year old, my breast size never went back to normal even after I stopped breastfeeding! Over time this is beginning to hurt my shoulders and back. Also it makes me hunch over. It's a vicious cycle for me as I joined... READ MORE

Age 43 – 36/38FF/G – Nearly Painless Breast Reduction

I have decided to record my experience for future patients as many of the existing reviews on realself.com have been most helpful to me. When I scheduled my surgery nearly two months ago, it seemed too good to be true. The prospect of buying bras in a regular store sounds wonderful. Not... READ MORE

48yrs. 4breastfed kids and a 4stone weight loss destroyed 36h boobs. U.K. based. Small reduction with lift

I really wanted a lift with implants but due to the size, Weight and hang a reduction with lift was suggested instead. A few other cheaper icons were all happy to do the lift with implants but the surgeon I chose showed me photos of what would happen if I had that one. Due to the size of mine... READ MORE

50 Year Old Wanting a Breast Reduction

Hi, my name is Gwen. I am a 50 year old trying to get a breast reduction. I have gone to my primary doc and she referred me to a nutritionist and physical therapist, I have completed both, when I called the ps office they reviewed my medical records and told me bcbs would not approve me because... READ MORE

Amazing Surgeon!

I had a breast reduction procedure with Dr Drielsma and I am currently one week post op. I am 23 years old, have no kids and had drooping, oversized aerolas and asymmetrical, large breasts. I have just seen my breasts completely for the first time yesterday as they were bandaged, and the... READ MORE

After 5 Years of Investigating It; I Finally Got my Breast Reduction from DDD to C Cup. Sacramento, CA

I am 45 now and have had relatively nice breasts for most of my life. I was a perky C cup in my 20's, had a baby in my late 20's, gained some weight and went up to a D/ DD cup in my 30's. After breastfeeding my 2nd child for 18 months in my late 30's, the girls were an uncomfortably large DDD... READ MORE

30 Years Old with Two Kids.

Big breast run on my family on both sides. My mom had a breast reduction ten years ago and loved it. Mind you I'm the tallest female on both sides of my family at a whopping 5'5". By 8th grade I was a C cup and after having my kids I settled at a 40DDD. Believe me it hurt. I had rashes and... READ MORE

Much Needed Breast Reduction

So first I didn't take a before picture but I did an after picture, and I am so glad I had this done to my boobs , even my Shoulders are screaming thank you , at the end of the Day I couldn't lift my arms, from the hurt of my boobs being in a bra, and the bra was cutting in to my Should's... READ MORE

22yo, 30J Hoping to Be a DD

Right, so I actually had another account but the log in details got messed up, so here I am starting again. I'm 22 years old, 5ft4 and around 140lbs with 30J (UK sizing) breasts. I'm sure if you're reading this you're probably not in need of a backstory, because you'll have had the same pain... READ MORE

32yo Needing Smaller Girls!

I'm going in for my consultation Wednesday. I am currently a 38 J and tired of all the pain included with this. Im a mom of three and dont plan any more. I'm trying to make sure I have everything I need for my appt including questions to ask my surgeon! Any help would be appreciated so feel... READ MORE

25 Years Old No Kids the Time Has Come to Say Good by to Pain and Suffering

Well guys im so excited to say the time is slowly approaching for me to have my breast reduction. Ive been suffering for so many years due to my huge breast. Im currently a 40DDD not sure what size i will be going down to just yet but im hoping for an A cup. It only took my insurance 3 days to... READ MORE

Brest reduction

On August 28th I had a best reduction /lift. Prior to my consultation with Doctor George Kouris I met with his lovely secretary Susie and his exceptional nurse Sheila. After completing my paper work I met with Doctor Kouris and from my first initial contact I knew I had chosen the perfect... READ MORE

Breast Reduction 35+ Years Overdue

OMG, I wrote a whole review and then lost it when I tried to add pictures! I'm 51 and have hated my large breasts since forever. I have wanted a reduction ever since I even knew it existed, but after decades of postponing due to lack of funds, being self-employed with no insurance or paid... READ MORE

Breast Reduction, Waiting on Insurance

I had my consultation about three weeks ago & I am still waiting on my insurance to reply back. I called the surgeon office & they ensured me they submitted everything the insurance needed & now I am just waiting on them to call. Anyone else experience the same with your insurance... READ MORE

Covered by Boobs

Lady's show me some love , am nervous and happy at the same time ,cant wait to be on the small side , my insurance approved my surgery .9/12,17 ,in just a few days yeahhhhhh,thanks to all the comments and views that give me the courage to get this done,i am a 38H and planning to go to a... READ MORE

23 Year Old with Ugly Boobs

After researching and meeting with doctors for years I finally booked my breast reduction and lift for July 24th! A little over two weeks away. I'm so excited. I've aways had bigger boobs 36 DD but as I've gotten older they've lost volume/shape and have become droopy. I hate wearing bathing... READ MORE

Joining the Itty Bitty Titty Committee!

Well I have had my first consult 4 months ago and it went great! I feel very confident with my surgeon! I am now about 2 months pre op and can't wait! There isn't much to say right now but I thought I would keep this updated as I go along. I will be having my pre op appointment soon! I... READ MORE

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