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. 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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First Consultation Went Great!

Really brief. I had a 3 ok appointment for a consultation with my plastic surgeon. He took some photos of me and explained the procedure. After my appointment, I called my insurance to see how much they would cover and it turns out I'm fully covered for the entire procedure. That's right! No out... READ MORE

28, No Kids, 36G and Hoping for 36C. SO Ready - San Diego, CA

Like most of you, I grew up with large breasts. They started at the ripe age of 11 and by 15, I was in D cup bras. I was professionally measured right when I decided to go on a weight-loss plan about 1.5 years ago and was shocked to find out I was a 36G (I'd been wearing 36DD bras). Wearing bras... READ MORE

A Much Needed Breast Reduction - Baltimore, MD

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

42 Yrs , 3 Kids, 36h/I (Hoping for a C or D)

I blossomed early and had DD boobs by the time I was 14. I nursed all three of children, each time they would grow as large as cantaloupes. When I was younger I could exercise and stay slim, and could keep the between D and DD. I became chronically ill and no longer able to exercise.... READ MORE

Breast Decision Ever!!

Why did I wait so long to do this?? I can not express how much better I feel now that the pulling, hanging feeling is gone. I am now almost 2 months post op and each day my girls look better and feel less sore in the incision areas. My overall goal was to remove some weight and have my nipples... READ MORE

When Enough is Enough - Lanham, MD

Hello ladies I'm 23 5'5 and a 36J praying for a 36 c...hoping to get a breast reduction covered by my insurance. Currently I am jumping through hoops just to see if I can/will be approved; which includes loads of doctor visits and physical therapy. I'm almost done my 3 months of pt and my next... READ MORE

39-years-old, 2 Kids, Breast Reduction Will Hopefully Alleviate Neck and Back Pain

My bra size is 38DDD. My breasts are massive and hang down to my waist. I have not always had large breasts. In fact, I was a C cup before I had my daughter 18 years ago. Then I went to a D cup. Things when downhill when I got pregnant with my son 4 years ago. When I was breast feeding him I was... READ MORE

Won my Exclusions of Coverage Appeal! 37, 34G to 34B? - Chicago, IL

I've wanted a BR for years for the standard reasons - back pain, etc, etc. I have a couple of aunts who have had them and saw a surgeon a couple of years ago: I didn't like him so didn't pursue it further. I have particular issues with upper back/neck pain and nerve compression in my right... READ MORE

25, One Child Who Breastfed, 36 HH/J Hoping Insurance Will Cover my Reduction! - 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

34G to (Hopefully) 34D or 34C

Currently a 34G, 28 years old and tired of the neck and back pain. I am nervous about what my breasts will look like after the procedure, but so very excited to finally not have this massive weight on my chest anymore! I was a DD in high school and have never been small chested, but I am an... READ MORE

37 Yr Old 2 Kids Breast Fed and in Extreme Pain Now. Current Size 36 G - Westwood, CA

My goal is to reduce from 36G to 36 C and lift the excess skin and tissue as a result from the reduction. And! To have insurance cover the procedure. I have horribly intense headaches, neck pain, shoulder pain, and upper back pain. It's impossible to find clothes that fit and I am held back... READ MORE

The Best of the Best

Dr. Neil Tanna is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. From the moment I called for a consult all the way through to post-op, it has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. Dr. Tanna is amazing, professional and extremely easy to talk with ! It's been life changing and I owe it all to him... READ MORE

42yrs Old - Reduction from Ecup 5 Weeks Pre - Rosebank, AU

Ok...... so the date is getting closer and I am beyond pooping myself!!!! Think the biggest thing for me is that I have never met Dr. Braun yet, only see him the day before my surgery and hope that I get the all clear or my trip from the Middle East will be a waste of time. Putting your boobs... READ MORE

65 and It's Really Going to Happen!! Jacksonville, FL

Well, like many, many others, I've also been lurking on this site for several months. I had my consultation visit with my PS on 12/22/2015. After determining that I was indeed a very good candidate for BR, the documentation collection began. To complicate matters, effective January 1, 2016, my... READ MORE

32 Year-old, No Children, 32G Breast Reduction (Now 32D!)- Sacramento, CA

I'm 5'2" and my weight fluctuates from 145 to 160 depending of the season. I don't have children. I've worn a C cup or greater since I was 12. My bra size was a 30 to 32F earlier last year. It is now 32G. Since I took courage from reading the posts on here, I decided to contribute in the hope... READ MORE

54 & Going from a DD to A/B and Can't Wait! - Bangor, ME

Breast reduction was something I had never really considered as an option until speaking to a friend about it last spring. I am quite active -- bicyclist and musher -- and frankly, my 38DDs get in the way. I saw a PS last month and was delighted to learn my insurance will cover the procedure. Of... READ MORE

31 (3) Kids and I Have Done my Job of Nursing Them.... - Orlando, FL

I want to feel better and not have so much pain any more. I have planned on getting a reduction for years now ,but always scare myself out of it. Well I just had my last child a year ago ,and I have constant back pain. Yes I want to feel beautiful but I want the pain to be relief. My health is... READ MORE

36 Years Old, 34-I, 2 Kids, Breastfed - Richmond, BC

I wore a A cup in grade 6, B in 7, C in 8, D in 10, DD in 11 then I ran out of bras in my small town. I'm now a 34-I as in eye!!! I have 2 kids and I breastfed both for a total of nearly 5 years straight. I finally booked my reduction for this November, 2016. I'm not scared at all -just... READ MORE

Breast Reduction & Tummy Tuck Journey (To Rid Severe Back Pain & Recover my Hourglass Shape)

I have severe back, shoulder and neck pain from overly large breasts. I've had this problem since puberty. I've also had issues finding bras that fit me well since my breasts are out of proportion and one is a couple cup sizes larger than the other. I am pretty sure my skeleton has permanent... READ MORE

Big Boobs - Nairobi, Kenya

I have had breasts that seem to add weight when I add weight and reduce in size when I loose weight. I used to run 10km but my back gave in to pain I could not explain. Like spasms????. I stopped running and the pounds checked in and my breasts have grown larger. I need them reduced to help my... READ MORE

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