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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Happy Birthday to me...my birthday April 29 I will be 49! Ouch! I have decided to go for it! I have been a busty girl as soon as puberty hit. I was never uncomfortable with the size of my breasts until I exceeded a D cup some time in my 30s. Having had 2 children by c-section in my 20s (whom... READ MORE

Hello all. I have had my reduction surgery this morning after a few months of following this site.  I was previously a 38DD and hoping for  a B/C cup. I'm 30, no children, active/athletic. I have always thought I had big boobs, but didn't really think I was an extreme enough case to have this s... READ MORE

Three weeks ago I had a breast reduction surgery and a lift. If I knew how happy I would be with the results and how great I was going to feel, I would have done it years ago. My breasts were excessively large and gravity had pulled them down making them seem even larger. I was so unhappy... READ MORE

I'm a very active 34 year old mother of two boys and have had very large breasts (36DDD+) for most of my life. After several years of chronic back and neck pain, countless visits to the chiropractor, weight loss, and physical therapy, I decided a more permanent solution was necessary. ... 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 went through with breast reduction surgery simply because I suffered from neck, upper and lower back pain. After my baby was born in 2015, my breast became larger and the pain worsened. I'm now a 34C and I am pleased with my results. My main concern is the healing and dehisce. I'm only 2 weeks... 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

My consultation is scheduled for May 11th. Soooo, its looking like its real now! I have had excess breast tissue since birth and now in my adult years, I see an increase in discomfort year after year. As a teenager, I was sexualized nonstop by classmates. I am lucky now if I can find a shirt... READ MORE

I'm a 24 year old who has had issues from large breasts. Since I was 13, I've had a narrow rib cage and large breasts. At 12, I was a B going on C, and that's the last time that I liked them. At 14, I was already pouring out of my DD from Victoria's Secret. The rapid growth created many stretch... READ MORE

This is an informative site from the prospective of the patient. All the photos are helpful and everyone seems so happy about the choice they've made without having unreal expectations. It's like who cares about the scars it's the size that counts. I haven't seen any procedures like mine but... READ MORE

I'm so excited! I've been waiting for a reduction since the age of 16! After three children my breast have gotten larger and heavier... I'm nervous to see the end result but happy to be able to experience the relief of having smaller girls! I started off with lots of back problems, shoulder... READ MORE

6 weeks post op and the scars and bruising are very present still. I had necrosis of both nipples at 4 weeks post op and panicked, so I consulted a new surgeon. The experience has so far been a very painful and unpleasant one. Swelling has drastically increased, right nipple is going darker... READ MORE

Hi, I'm 46 y/o, 34GG (very dense). Not a lot of droop (no kids) 5'2 160 lbs. I'm one of those who doesn't remember the transition period of growing breasts, it's like as a teen, I woke up with D cups. I maintained D's a long time and eventually DD and for a while was wearing wrong sizes... READ MORE

This is the starting point for my New Review! I'd like to keep it a separate entry from my first BR (just 5 month ago) which you can find here https://www.realself.com/review/new-york-ny-breast-reduction-34gg-journey I'm going to include pics here from Pre 1st procedure, Post 1st Procedure,... READ MORE

I had my surgery today in the Dominican Republic with Dr. Disalda Matos.This is my r2; original doctor was Dr. Francisco Rodriguez TT, small bbl, and Lipo. Too many complications so I never returned. Anyhow, Matos was highly recommended by a friend who calls her the Queen B (B is for breast).... READ MORE

I am grateful to have a diverse community of women with some of the same issues and concerns to come together and share their experiences in a positive manner. It gives me the courage to share my journey. I was going to wait until I received my approval from my insurance company (BCBS... READ MORE

I spent my teens and 20's in a B-cup, my 30's in a C-cup, my 40's as a 34D. My weight has stayed fairly consistent. I weigh probably 5-10 pounds more than I did in college, but my weight has redistributed itself as happens with many women. Within a year after menopause, I had piles of shirts and... 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

I have been following a lot of wonderful ladies and their journey to get their reductions. I figured it is time to share my story as well. This will probably be long, so if you finish reading to the end, thank you in advance. ;) I was in the 5th grade when my mom said we are going to have to... READ MORE

Hello everybody, i am new to all this but came across the site when googling various questions on breast reduction! I am 25 years old and have had big boobs for as long as i can remember. Currently a size 30G and never been much smaller. One of my earliest memories being at school aged about... 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 3,865 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more