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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I am 19 years old, 5'8, and 137 lbs. I am a college student, and I don't have a ton of money to do this, but I think it is worth my happiness. I have been struggling with the appearance and discomfort of my breasts for a few years now, and I think it's finally time for me to make a change. I... READ MORE

Hello reader and potential or previous plastic surgery client!! :) Today is my Presurgical Testing day. I've been left and right on this site looking around gaining insight and am thoroughly convinced this is the correct course of action. I thought breasts were supposed to stop growing at a... READ MORE

Had my first appointment with the surgeon last month and, while I'm still quite nervous about going ahead with the reduction, I'm definitely ready to downsize in the boob department. I'm currently a 32GG and can't wait to be able to wear whatever I want instead of clothes that either make my... READ MORE

Well I've been browsing this site for a year since I first had my into all appt with the surgeon to see if I qualified for a health funded breast reduction. I got a letter which said I qualified and that my operation would be with in the next eight weeks. Was so excited. But that time can... READ MORE

Hi everyone I have had huge breasts since I was 13. Always wearing baggy clothes and trying to hide them. They pulled on my neck and back and shopping for bathing suits and all other clothing was a nightmare. I finally found an amazing doctor on long island who goes to battle with health... READ MORE

I was a 36J. I started to research surgeons and read on realself about Dr. satankova in Prague. I flew on my own from London to Prague. I am 7 days post- op and already delighted and happy with my new breasts. Dr. Satankova said that once the swelling goes own, I will be a c cup. She is a... READ MORE

I am 29 years old 5'9" 150 lbs and 36ddd or 34f. I am done having kids and breastfeeding and have been wanting a reduction for 8 years. I had a consultation for a breast reduction and the PS wasn't sure that insurance would cover it. He said e would be required to remove 500g and that I might be... READ MORE

I have been researching for a couple of years now and finally very recently did it. My doctor and all the staff have been amazing thus far. The pain has been way less than I anticipated which is great, the most painful part so far was the drain removal which came out only 2-3 days after the... READ MORE

I had my first consult over 10 yrs ago but my Dr. suggested I wait until after I had children. So, three children and 38 total months of breastfeeding later. I am beyond ready. I had another consult with Dr. Grotting in Birmingham and I am scheduled for surgery on June 17. I have waited for... READ MORE

Want a C cup or D Want back pains to go away Healthier life Look more proportioned Can fit until clothes and not feel awkward Back, shoulder and neck pains to leave Overall I just want to feel and look better about myself once my surgery is done. I've heard good things about my surgeron and... 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 finally decided to get a much needed breast reduction. I go into surgery this Wednesday 20th april with Dr. Dean White in Melbourne. I'm so excited and nervous. I have been large breasted for many years. I am 58cms tall and my breast size is 10G. My back is always in pain, i have a bad... READ MORE

Growing up it was my brother, myself and my dad. For the majority of my pubescent years my dad was a single dad. I was a Tom boy for as long as I could remember. One day I was flat chested and the next I woke up with a C cup. From there, things just got worse. I grew 2 cup sizes in 6 months! As... READ MORE

I've been lurking on this website since January, and have benefitted so much from reading about the experiences of others, that I felt I should write something too. My breasts have not always been as large as they are now. It seems like they have slowly and continually been growing all my adult... READ MORE

Am in Prague where it costs less than half of the cost of surgery in England, with a much smaller risk of post_op infection. Am waiting for the operation which will be this afternoon 29th not 30th. We are behind USA time. Very excited. Been wanting this for so many years. 40 in far... READ MORE

31 year old with 2 kids. I have had a lot of weight loss and gains over the past 8 years. I'm finally on track to continue getting healthy. Forever this time. My breast size has always been a Double or triple D with no decrease (even with proper nutrition and exercise). Headaches, neck pain,... READ MORE

After all these years we've finally decided to just go for it and pay out of pocket to hopefully help me w/the "NORMAL" problems associated with having heavy breast for so many years, not to mention the additional benefits of the wardrobe & my self esteem! Had my pre op today and I'm so nervous... READ MORE

My surgery is a little over a week away and I am so nervous. This journey has been such a long and slow process. I've been trying to have my breast reduced since January of 2015. As of April 19th 2016 I have been approved. Thank goodness! I hope to come out of this as a C cup at least. I just... READ MORE

Hi. I just want to thanks Dr Rhee again how happy am with my results. MY breast look great . Also I had a Brazilian butt lift . And I love it.. The day of my procedure Dr Rhee made me feel very comfortable which it was on May 29 2016. I am very glad the I choose him to do my surgery . He... READ MORE

My husband and I have been talking about a reduction for me for a few years. We have done some internet research. We realized my breast size, neck aches, headaches, breast induced asthma, lol, and fatigue weren't going to be resolved by diet and exercise alone. I decided to at least get a free... 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 $6,875. Costs will vary by surgeon, geographic region and the complexity of the procedure. Cost estimates are based on 3,855 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more