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 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 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

So I went to see Dr. Horndeski for second consultation and after reading all the reviews on here and speaking with 5 different patients regarding their personal experience with their results after breast reduction and lift I was convinced that I had done my research, so I finally put my deposit... 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

Very professional but experience and expertise was not good by far.. front desk and other docs were good breast was not done properly so my Maine purpose is to show people how my breast turned out...........I wish I had 6.500 to get another boon job smh..guess I will have to live with... READ MORE

So long story short. When I was 18 I had cancer which was treated with chemotherapy and steriods....those steriods made me go from a 32E to a 32G. I believe I'm getting a breast reduction and a lift. I hope to get less back pain, less pain in general and less body embarassment from this... READ MORE

Hi girls, I've always been big in the breast area but I never really considered having a reduction. That was until I met a woman who (out of the blue) told me about her reduction and how happy she is worth the result. That made me start thinking about getting it done too! So, about 6 months... READ MORE

Since I was a teenager I have had large sized boobs to which everyone believes to be 'proportionate to my body size'. I am a tall woman so my weight seems evenly dispersed, but my chest is way too large. Because of its size (44 JJ UK) my boobs sag a lot, and this sagging causes chest pains when... 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

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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 3,869 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more