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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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 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

Bahama Mama......I have had mixed feelings over the past 2 years about having my girls reduced, but after I tried exercising the ease the back and neck pain and that didnt help I finally decided to seek a surgeon. After 2 horrible consultations I was a bit skeptical about going forward with it... READ MORE

Hi everyone!! My journey with large breast has been on going since I was in the 5th grade, by the time in was in highschool I had large saggy breasts. Now, at 34 I am a 42D, I'm 5'1, and 210lbs. So, I decided I've had enough, they're extremely painful (back and neck pain) I can only explain it... READ MORE

I have wanted a breast reduction for more than 10 years now. I am done having my kids so now is the time! I have been experiencing back and neck pain, I have deep grooves in my shoulders, and itchy rashes under and between my breasts. I am 5'2 and 140lbs. I wear a size 6 in pants and size... READ MORE

July 24 is the day. What am I most looking forward to? The heaviness to be gone, the strain on my neck and upper back, to be rid of the under boob sweat, itching, rashes, gouges on my shoulders. Ready to fit into a button down shirt that isn't two sizes bigger than what the rest of me needs,... READ MORE

So I have been thinking about doing this procedure for a VERY long time. I saw a chiropractor when I was about 20 to help alleviate the pain I have in my back and neck and the headaches. My chiropractor suggested the procedure and the guy I was seeing at the time who was extremely controlling... READ MORE

I am so excited and nervous at the same time. The thing that makes me the most nervous is my stomach being more noticeable once the distraction is gone, but oh well... maybe it will force me to finally lose some much needed weight. It was very difficult getting an appointment, but I finally got... READ MORE

I had always wanted to do this, but was afraid insurance wouldn't pay, but they are covering it! I was a dd/ddd and he removed over 500 grams. I'm not sure what size I'll be yet, but I asked for a b-c. Doctor Garza was amazing! His office was inviting. There is some pain, but mostly when I have... READ MORE

Hi my name is porshe austin I'm 22 years old from Mobile, Al. Before I went to see Dr.Proffitt I was going to different doctors about my breast because of back problems I was having. I had got turn down by my insurance two times. So I start doing some research and I came across Dr.Proffitt and I... READ MORE

I am 47 years old. 5'2" 120 lbs. My story is NOT the same as most. I haven't despised my breasts my whole life. I have loved them. I was a late bloomer. Didn't get my period (or my boobs) until I was 16 years old. I was a "C" cup and my boobs were naturally pretty perfect. People thought I had... 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