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 am 26 years old, height 170cm, weight 76kg and currently wear a 32H. I've always had big breasts but after gaining some weight when I turned 20 my breasts have grown even bigger, heavier and become a huge pain in the back. For the past 5 years I've wanted to have a reduction, but still in so... READ MORE

Well....... What can I say. I have suffered with all the normal symptoms associated with big boobies, back ache, shoulder pain, head aches constantly re-adjusting trying to get comfortable. Got to a time in my life where I wanted to do something for me. OMG recovery can differ every day. I have... READ MORE

I have had these huge boobs since i was younger i skipped over the training bra stage and then had two children in my early 20's and my boobs got bigger and more heavy .... i am excited and nervous at the same time surgery is two mondays from today... i am hoping for a large C or small C... i... 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

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

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

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

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

I've had large breasts since middle school. I went from a C cup to an E cup almost overnight. I started trying to get a reduction when I was 15 but after frustrating doctors, difficulty matching schedules, and multiple changed in insurance, I was finally able to get the reduction at age 21. My... READ MORE

So I'm scheduled for surgery May 5th I'm really nervous I'm currently 221lbs and I work out but the pounds just seems to not shed not to mention my back and neck pain I'm just hoping this procedure helps with my weight loss 1 week prior I have to get cleared from my Dr other than that I'm ready... 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 3,871 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more