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 have had large breasts since i can remember like most stories i have read on here. This website has helped me prepare so much. I have anxiously been waiting to find out if my insurance will cover my procedure. I had my consult on Feb. 2nd. After a paperwork problem.....i have finally been... READ MORE

I'm very excited that insurance has pre-approved me for my surgery. We were on the fence about whether or not we'd be able to swing it otherwise. Just five weeks out now! I'm nervous and excited can't wait to be able to fit normal clothes - well mostly, since being 4'11" doesn't help my... 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

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

I've been embarrassed about my chest size for as long as I can remember. All of the women on both sides of my family are very large in the chest area, and I can remember praying when I was in 3rd grade that I would never be that big. My mom caught me mid-prayer, and she informed me that I was... READ MORE

I'm a 65 yr. old grandma that thinks young. I've thought about this for a long time, but could never justify such an expensive personal indulgence, considering I'm on a fixed income and not optimistic that Medicare and/or my secondary insurance will approve me. Im not really large (38DD/E) but... READ MORE

My history with large breasts go back many years. I started wearing a bra when I was 9 and by the time I was in high school I was a 36 DD. I was into sports and hiking. I bound them when I was playing softball because I was teased that I would give myself a bloody nose when I ran. I have had... READ MORE

I have no regrets having the surgery. It's one of the best decisions I've made. It's been a month and some days since surgery. No major issues, some separation under both breasts at the T which is common. Left side still healing at the separation, some blistering on the breast. Dr. said lastweek... READ MORE

Now's the time, and the serious journey has begun! I have been desperately in need of a breast reduction for the past 10 years. I had a hysterectomy done in 2005, and ever since then, my breasts have grown and grown. I went from a C to a DDD in that time. My back and shoulders are in constant... READ MORE

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

Prior to hitting puberty I was an extreme tomboy. It seems like I went to bed one night and woke up with breast larger than any of my friends or girls my age. From that moment I was known for my big breast. I was always self conscious about my breast; had trouble buying clothes due to the... READ MORE

I am 24 years old and about to start a Masters program. I am currently a 34H, after losing 30 pounds. Unfortunately, none of that weight seems to be coming from my breasts! At my heaviest (189.6), I was wearing a 38G, so although my band size has gone down, I really don't think the actual cup... READ MORE

I've been dealing with major back issues to where I have to bring a pillow top work to support my back when I sit. I also was dealing with pressure headaches only to the right side of my head. Major shoulder pain. Finally got approved for surgery. Didn't really have an issue being approved.... READ MORE

I was simply compelled to share my story with all you woman who know the struggle that can sometimes come with having large breasts. I truly feel as if I made one of the best decisions I have ever made by taking that first step into the surgery room and into my new life! . I have been passionate... READ MORE

Met my surgeon last year in April, without any hesitation he said I was a great candidate for a reduction. I had already had back surgery from lugging around heavy breasts. With each pregnancy they got bigger. With three kids I went from a C cup to a G cup. Had surgery on January 14 2016....so... READ MORE

I've been looking into a breast reduction for a while now. I have been experiencing upper back pain and neck pain. I work as a cna so I'm always up and down lifting clients, giving showers etc. I am a 40DDD being that size takes a toll on my back while working because howe heavy they're. I am... READ MORE

Breasts have been an issue for me pretty much my entire life. At the age of 8, my breasts began to form and I became very self conscience about it because it wasn't happening to any of my other friends. I remember asking my mom to buy me a bra, and she ignored me and refused to. I became... READ MORE

I went for a consultation on February 16, 2016. Request for approval from insurance was submitted by the doctors office. It was approved with a window opened for 3 months (by May 16th).I have had a big bust since 6th grade! As long as I can remember I have had back, neck, and shoulder pain from... 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

I never thought I would do this let alone do my own blog; however, this website has been amazing and helpful, I almost owe it to post my own review. So for 10 Years, I've been wanting a breast reduction. I'm 5'3 and I waffle between 138-145 pounds. I'm a 32E and a size 4-6 depending on the... 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 $6,875. Costs will vary by surgeon, geographic region and the complexity of the procedure. Cost estimates are based on 3,854 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more