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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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I'm 59 ,and I So Wanted and Needed This Done - Indianapolis, IN

I had put me off for years, seems it was always something coming up when I would decide to have surgery. In March I broke my shoulder. And it would not heal due to my breast being so heavy. And being a 36 triple f. At 5 foot 4. Was so hard on my neck . my back constantly hurt. I stayed miserable... READ MORE

Breast Reduction in Progress - Cary, NC

My story is the same as many other women on this site for this procedure. I started to grow breast pretty early and have always been a large size. I am currently a 40H. I experience daily pain in my back, neck and shoulders. I am always trying to do things to hide my size but of course it... READ MORE

24 Y/O Wounds Won't Close

I'm 5'11 and roughly a 38DDD (according to the one bra that fits currently). Like most women here, I've been dreaming of a BR for years. My boobs have caused me a lot of cervical spine pain, making it very hard to get through my retail shifts or even stand for an extended period of time. I also... READ MORE

My breast reduction from DD to hopefully a small C or full B cup

I'm 29 years old, 140 lbs, 5'5, I was 34 DD. For more than 10 years I've wanted to reduce my breasts, now I decided not to be so coward to delay it anymore. It was the best decision I ever made. The recovery has been painless, only a few tolerable discomfort. It's been 7 days since I had my... READ MORE

44 years old and finally getting BR i've longed for...

I recently found out my insurance will cover this procedure for me, and since we have met our max out of pocket for the year (hubby had a surgery) I'm going for it. I'm currently a 34j (US) and ideally would like to be a C when all is said and done. I've read and followed countless stories on... READ MORE

30 Year Old, Mother of 2, Size 40H

I've been struggling with overly large breast for about 13 years. Shoulder and neck pain, headaches, indents in my stomach, shoulders and back at the end of the day from my bra. It's time for some relief !!! I'm nervous but excited to begin this journey. I fear that I won't be comfortable with... READ MORE

asymmetrical TUBULAR Breasts now 7 years later I finally feel like my REAlself

8 years of feeling unwomanly and gross and hiding my breasts from the world I finally got my mouth open and told people went to doctors and asked for advice. After researching my deformity for years I knew beforehand that I needed surgery and I made peace with that, even thought I had never... READ MORE

29 Year Old..no Kids... 34 O... and Unhappy

I've been wanting a reduction and lift for as long as I can remember. I told myself I'd wait until I had a child to be sure I could breastfeed. I don't really care now. My breast have grown from a 34 g to an O in2 years! I finally scheduled my consult. September 6th is the day my questions will... READ MORE

65 Years Young and Finally Getting my Reduction! Boston Modified Robertson Technique.

Thanks to all the women here who bravely share their stories! I've been lurking on this site for 2 years now. It is immensely helpful. My story is the same as most. I started wearing bras in fourth grade, but I really started to think that my boobs were a problem when I was fourteen and trying... READ MORE

28, 1 Child, 210 Lbs, 38 H

I been waiting to get this done for years now. My back pain is horrible to the point I have to take ibuprofen 800mg twice a day and sometimes that don't help. I just got approved by my insurance BCBS and I go for pre op on July 11th I'm so excited but scared to be put under. Any tips you all can... READ MORE

26 years old, no kids, 34 DDDD, 5ft4", 145 lbs.

Ever since I was 13 I pretty much had D's and up. I have the worst back pain, shoulder pain, even migraines, and I used to have super bad shoulder grooves until I started wearing 2 bras in hopes that the 4 straps total would help out. I've actually had chiropractors (all male) tell me I didn't... READ MORE

Amazing from start to finish!

From consultation to post surgery, Dr. Nyame & his entire team showed great care, knowledge, & professionalism. He was very thorough with answering each and every question that I had. The location is very clean and elegant which was also a huge plus! I absolutely love my results! Whats... READ MORE

Size 30i to 30ddd. Wearing 32dd. Feb/17/17! 824g removed. Canadian, 26 yrs, 5'2, 130lbs, no kids.

Hey, guys. I've spent hours every day reading your stories and looking at your photos. Thank you so much for sharing. I'm a petite, shy, 26 year old who had been wanting a BR since middle school. My back, neck, and shoulders hurt every day. I've weighed 115-140 lbs, and my breasts hardly change... READ MORE

25yrs old. 12F no kids

Hi All, I've been reading posts on this forum for about 2 weeks now, both the positive and negative and its left me both very excited and very nervous about the prospect of getting this done. I'm just waiting to find out the exact date in January i can have the surgery as it is quite a bit in... READ MORE

20 year old female Breast reduction

I have been struggling with my heavy breast for as long as I remember. After long thoughts and many consultations, I have decided to go along with the surgery. I am 20 years old and weigh 130 pounds. My surgery is scheduled for August 3rd ( I'm so nervous) . This is so overdue, but I'm so happy... READ MORE

21 YO, 34H+ to a D - Indianapolis, IN--- SO HAPPY

Hi everyone! I'm 21 years old and about three weeks out from my surgery. I've always had a big chest since I was about 14. At 21, I'm popping out of a 34H sized bra. I went to Janet Turkle's office in Carmel on June 12th. Janet Turkle was very professional, friendly and made me feel so... READ MORE

26 Years Old, 125 Lbs, No Kids, 32 DD/E to Size TBD - Ontario, CA

I'm 24, 130 lbs and 32 DD/DDD. I've thought about great reduction for years, but haven't really pursued it. I'm getting more and more fed up and self conscious, so I think it might be time to do something! I live in Canada, so I'm hoping to get it covered by insurance. I don't even really know... READ MORE

26, 36jj???! - Jacksonville, FL

I'm 25 and have 36 HH/J breasts. They're ridiculous, to say the least. I have headaches, backaches, neck and shoulder aches. Bras always hurt and I can't even run because of my boobs! I have atena, and I'm hoping that once I get a referral from my Ob/gyn I can find the right surgeon who takes my... READ MORE

19 Years Old, in Desperate Need of a Breast Reduction!

Hey Real Self friends! I'm going in for surgery July 24th, 2017! I can not be more excited/so nervous! I'm 19 years old, never had a kid, and my breasts are heading south on an express train!! all i know is i need help to feel better! all of a sudden in the past 2 years i have grown so large!.... READ MORE

20, New Mom, 38ddd or Bigger. Wanting to Be a C. How Manny grams?

I recently had a baby And my breast has taken a pit! They got even worse after she was born and I started breastfeeding. I'm currently bf right now but not need of a reduction so bad. I'm thinking of quitting so I can get it done sooner. I had to have a auxiliary breast tissue removal a year ago... READ MORE

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