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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Dr. Webb is an amazing doctor. He made me feel comfortable and secure. If the rating scale was 1-10, I would give him a 10. Because of God he is that good. Never stop using your gifts. You are the man. My cup size was a G, so Doctor Webb went in and reduce my cup size to an C cup. He... READ MORE

After years of wishing I had smaller breasts I am finally taking the plunge. I am 38DD which is big but not over the top. I just want a nice modest, small C so I can wear clothes that fit!!! I am so tired of buttons straining while too loose around the body. I am also getting my hooded... READ MORE

I have had large breast from I was a preteen. I have always been a very petite girl with large breast. This continued into adulthood and prior to having my daughter I was a 34 DD. I then became a 38 DDD. I researched long and hard and ran into a YouTuber who referenced dr.zinsser and it was all... READ MORE

Being super mom you really don't get a chance to really review your body until tragic strike's and that's what happen, neck and back pains!!! The worst, and all for overly large breast that was once beautiful but definitely needed special attention ASAP, so I search and that's when I found Dr.... READ MORE

I'm a 42 year old mother of 2. My kids are 11 and 13. I am 5'4" and weigh 143 pounds. I gained a lot of weight with my kids. I went up to 180 and my bra size went from a 36C to a 38H. When both my kids started school I lost about 40 pounds. None of it was in my breasts. I know that is when I... READ MORE

I was on the fence for oh....25 years or so on getting a breast reduction. The pain in my back, arms etc... was just not going to get better as I have aged. Better to just do it now than keep putting it off. He and his staff have been incredible. While in surgery he found cysts and even went... READ MORE

Like many of you I've been wanting to have a breast reduction since college. But I was never brave enough to do it. By now my breasts are really on the way of normal existence. My posture is crap, not only from carrying all this extra weight on the front but also from trying to hide my huge... READ MORE

My initial experience with Dr. Shell was wonderful, all the way up to surgery. After surgery my stitches came open. I went to Dr Shell's office the very same day. He didn't sew up the open place but put a sterile strip over it. That didn't hold it together. After a few days an infection set in.... READ MORE

I had my consultation with Dr. Kumar about a month ago. My insurance has approved my surgery and I am scheduled for surgery on June 6. I have struggled with back, and shoulder pain for years, and I think that it's time to do something about it. I'm both anxious and excited. There were no... READ MORE

Hi RS friends!!!! I just got approved by my insurance and could not be happier! I am currently 5'1", 155 lbs and wear a 36DDD. I'm super uncomfortable with my heavy breasts and can't wait for smaller ones. We have 1 child (almost 5yrs old) and he is our one and only.....ie, no more kids.... READ MORE

I am so happy to be writing this review as I have been lurking on RealSelf for a while now. I am scheduled to have my surgery in a week!!! I have been wanting this for so long and it's finally about to happen. No more physical therapy 3x a week, pain meds, or heat therapy. I will upload before... READ MORE

Hi, So I've been lurking here several years(!) and nearly went through with the surgery in the past, but for various reasons it all fell apart. I have been suffering with Fibrocystic Breast Disease and extreme cyclic mastalgia for 20 years now. Way back in 1997, my breast surgeon recommended... READ MORE

All my adult life I have been unhappy with my breasts...my training bra was a 36B! I was always embarrassed when I changed in the sports change rooms...I hated swimming suits. When I first met boys they would say they loved my breasts.."more than a handful".....so embarrassing! I married, well 3... READ MORE

I have had large breasts for the past 15 years. When I graduated from high school, I was a C cup. I remember coming home the summer after freshmen year of college and people asking me if I had a boob job...I knew I had gained a bit of weight (the proverbial freshman 15), but it hadn't occurred... READ MORE

So everyone who has had a breast reduction this question is for u:) I just had my surgery about a month ago and I love the way they look and the surgeon was great, but the pain is unbearable. Dr. Said everything is ok and the shooting pains are normal but I'm so miserable and always hurting and... READ MORE

So at first I had no interest in writing a review since there is already so much valuable information on this site, but after experiencing this procedure first hand and going through things I did not read about, I thought it best to share with you all. I'm going to try to write in order, as... READ MORE

I am a 31 year old mom of 3...my youngest is 9 months and I have been considering a reduction since I was in high school...I was a 34 D in high school and now am 5'6'' 132lbs and am a 32DDD. I have CONSTANT upper back and neck pain. My neck has been doing this popping thing lately that is... 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

Hi, I am 30 years old and 5,3 with a breast cup size of 32G. I have always been concious of my large bust and have been considering a breast reduction for 8 years now. I went for a consultation at age 22 (cup size 32E at this time) and then changed my mind. Since then my breast size has only... READ MORE

My Large breast or breast Hypertrophy is causing me functional problems such as; chronic back, neck and shoulder pain with shoulder grooving. I am 33yrs old, my height is 5ft4in, my weight is 130lbs, my BMI is 22.3 normal, my body surface area is 1.6431m2, and my current bra size is 34DDD/F,... READ MORE

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How much does a Breast Reduction cost?

The typical cost for a Breast Reduction ranges from $150-$12,500 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 3,804 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more