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 seriously considered BR about 20 years ago and then I talked myself out of it. I think it was mostly from fear and whether would I be happy with the results. Now all these years later and I have terrible posture, and almost constant back , neck and shoulder pain and chronic migraines. I am... READ MORE

My goodness this has been an uphill battle with trying to get this breast reduction done! Girrllll let me tell you about myself. I'm 25 year old African American female. My bra size is a 40 I. I weight 225lb at 5'9. (I know I'm overweight but it hurts so bad to work out) The insurance company... READ MORE

I wasn't going to write my story here, but I like the thought of keeping track of my timeline and the amazing support I have seen on all the reviews I have read! Hoping to get the same support! I'm so nervous!! I am 23 years old with a 2 year old AND 3 year old. I have had a bigger chest size... 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

Tired of adjusting my boobies. n they were very heavy. dents in my shoulders n neck was hurting. uncomfortable to shampoo hair n I am a hairstylist. pros they are light as a feather compared to the big bricks that were there before . the percocet don't really work to me. I am up n moving... READ MORE

I’ve really struggled with writing this. There is so much good information on this site that I wasn’t sure my story would offer any fresh insights. But, due to recent events, I think it may-or at the least selfishly offer me some comfort and support. And now the stats: I am a 44 year-old wom... READ MORE

Hello reader and potential or previous plastic surgery client!! :) Today is my Presurgical Testing day. I've been left and right on this site looking around gaining insight and am thoroughly convinced this is the correct course of action. I thought breasts were supposed to stop growing at a... READ MORE

My breasts are 36K and I just want them to be normal. I'm in constant pain and am so sick of people telling me I have huge boobs (Really? I had no idea!), not being able to wear clothes, my boobs knocking things over, etc. I have my consultation today and I'm so nervous because I want this so... READ MORE

Hi there, I would never normally write anything like this let alone post pictures of myself but after months of reading all the stories from an amazing bunch of women I feel I owe it to this site to add my story. Hopefully it will help someone too! I have always hated my breasts. I had a 32 E... READ MORE

Hello all! My surgery date is fast approaching and I thought this day would never come. It was a battle trying to get insurance to cover it, even though I have an extensive medical history with back pain and neck issues, also chronic headaches. 4 months later they gave in and I'm covered! My... READ MORE

I was a 36DDD with a lot of droop and asymmetrical breasts, the left being noticably larger. My fervent wish, my goal, was to achieve a B cup. I would've settled for a small C. Six weeks post-op and my disappointment is growing as I shop for bras and find I am a consistent 36D. Still... READ MORE

I have always had big breast since middle school. Most kids got growth spurts, well the only thing that grew on me were my boobs. I hated them! I was teased and taunted all threw school because I was more developed than almost all of the girls my age. Once I got older, I grew to love them. They... READ MORE

I am less than away from my surgery date! It's set for 8:30AM on May 10th. ::Aaagghhhhhhhh!!:: I am mostly anxious about whether or not this will actually help my back, as my boobs aren't terribly huge to begin with-- But they have been at least a D since the 6th grade and I have tried... READ MORE

My first bra was in the 5th grade, size C. The size of my breast before my reduction was a size G. This website has been wonderful for me, I have learned so much. I would like to thank everyone that shared their experiences good and bad. I was not expecting it to be so evasive but your stories... READ MORE

Years of floppy breasts and back pain as well as inability to wear normal clothing. Made me unhappy with myself not just my body. I was never able to wear cute clothes or even normal bras past the age of 13. My breasts were never perky or even slightly attractive. I am so pleased with my... READ MORE

Today, I met with Dr. Pacella for a consultation on a breast reduction. His staff emailed me the paperwork needed for my appointment prior to the appointment which I liked because then I had it all ready for them upon my arrival. When I arrived for my appointment the staff were friendly and I... READ MORE

I'm struggled many years with low self esteem because of my huge saggy breast. I have had tremendous back pain and herniated disc in my next. Dr Mark Feldman in Linwood, NJ was quick precise and had excellent bedside manner. I'm so happy with my results! My pain levels are very low, no bleeding... READ MORE

First of all I have always wanted to do this I just always changed my mind. I have been approved and will have my surgery in Tupelo Ms w Dr Craig on 4/20 I'm so scared and nervous. I have heard that the pain is the worst. And I'm an hour away from my doctor office. I'm trying to be prepared... READ MORE

After wanting it since puberty, I have finally decided to pursue getting a breast reduction. I'm ready to end the years of emotional and physical pain. Although I measure 32G or bigger, I wear 36dd/ddd bras which fit comfortably enough but cannot make up for that my chest is far too big for my... READ MORE

Tomorrow at 5am I will be having my breast reduction. Im 26 years old, and always had larger breast than everyone in my family. I had back problems since I was 21 and over time with gaining weight my problems worsened. I was rejected by doctors at Geroge Washington Hospital, they told me to... READ MORE

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How much does a Breast Reduction cost?

The typical cost for a Breast Reduction ranges from $150-$14,000 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 3,867 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more