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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So I've had big breast ever since I can remember. I literally can't even remember them ever being small. It feels like I just woke up to them being huge. They have caused me so much back pain over the years. I can never feel comfortable buying clothes. The tricks I have to perform just to look... READ MORE

I currently wear a 40 H bra. I know I need a bigger size but I refuse to buy an even bigger bra. I've had 3 consultations. The 1st consultation was with Dr. Michael Obeng located in Beverly Hills. I liked the office and staff. I was also interested in lipo or a TT. Dr. Obeng suggested lipo... READ MORE

I had a breast reduction almost one year ago(23april2015). I went from a size 34KK to a 34D, my surgeon took off 10lbs. I was 18 when I had the surgery and it is honestly one of the best things I have ever done for myself. I'm more than happy to answer any questions about the process pre,... READ MORE

First off let me just say how happy I am that I found this site. Everyone on here seems so friendly and helpful, it's such a nice community! Now, I haven't gotten the procedure done yet. But it's only two weeks away, with my pre-op appointment later today! I am beyond excited. I... 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

Honestly I don't think it has set in yet. I am very excited but it still does not seem like it is happening. Since I could remember I've had very large breast. I've always had my bras custom made and my clothes tailored to fit me. My mother and grandmother also had large breast and taught me how... READ MORE

Like a lot of people here, I too have been reading reviews on this site for a while now. I'm now almost to the point of being able to review my own experience of having a breast reduction surgery. My re-evaluation is on the 25th of August, and my surgeon is Dr. Ceydeli of Panama City, Florida.... READ MORE

I feel like I've had large breasts my entire life, I think I got boobs when I was 13 and they were instantly a big C. By the time I was 16 I was over a DDD and now at 26 I'm a J. My weight has fluctuated pretty much my entire life, but my breasts never got smaller. They are so heavy, and they... READ MORE

My boobs have been large since they first developed that was around 5th grade. The kids would always stare. Boys made nasty, mannish comments. I often wore jackets or sweaters trying to hide my chest. My mom bought bras that seemed to make me look bigger. She didn't understand. My boobs have... READ MORE

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

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

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 been wanting to get this procedure done for several years due to back, neck, head and arm pain, however I put it off due to other responsibilities. I wish I would not have waited this long! My procedure was on Wednesday morning, I spent one night at the beautiful Serenity Center and am... READ MORE

I finally decided to have breast reduction surgery because for more years than I would like to remember I always felt self-conscious about my body. As mid-life crept up on me I developed some medical issues involving neck and back pain and I always felt the weight of my large breasts was not... READ MORE

I am having my surgery sat. Nov 29 th. Was supposed to be the 20th. So I'm going out of my mind right now. My primary doc says don't back out. It will be worth it. I M so nervous but excited at the Same time. I just want the weight off of. My breast. They hurt and I'm so... READ MORE

Today makes 1 week post-op for breast reduction surgery & Lipo in my arm, back, & flanks with the wonderful Dr. Pantoja! Going into surgery, I did not have any anxiety. The Doctor and his staff do a wonderful job of making you feel comfortable & are very knowledgeable about the process. I... READ MORE

Couldn't get anyway with NHS in UK only way was to pay. Over the years couldn't take any more back pain or comments at my age thought it would never happen now. Booked in and had op on Monday, a few complications over the last two days but mainly to do with pluresy ! Over the moon with the... READ MORE

I had a breast reduction 3 weeks ago. Best thing I've ever done. I wish I had done it 30 years ago. My surgery went smoothly. I only took pain meds the first two days, after that advil only. I am still sore but most of my swelling and bruises are gone. I was back walking 2-3 miles after... READ MORE

I suffered from big breasts for a very long time since I was 13 years old I've been a 36 DD. I've always wanted a breast reduction but my mom would not let me she said I will grow to love them but that was completely in accurate. So after a lot of research on real self.com I came across Dr.... READ MORE

I am hoping to have relief from the upper and lower back pain. I'd like to learn to run, for the first time in my life. Tired of wearing bras with no support to avoid pain. I developed large breasts as an 11 year old child. I don't know what life will be like with smaller breasts. I am a little... 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 3,798 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more