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'm not one of the ladies who hate my breasts. Actually for many years I was quite proud to show them off, but now at almost 40 I'm over it! 5 years ago I was approved for a reduction. A surprise pregnancy stopped me at that time and I've had 2 more children since then. I'm finished with... READ MORE

My motivation to have my breast reduced was a matter of (dis)comfort. I am 71 one years of age, and wondered after the operation why I had waited so long to have it done. One would think that at my age, having lived with those heavy boobs for so long . Why bother ???? Good question. But I am... READ MORE

Breasts have been an issue for me pretty much my entire life. At the age of 8, my breasts began to form and I became very self conscience about it because it wasn't happening to any of my other friends. I remember asking my mom to buy me a bra, and she ignored me and refused to. I became... READ MORE

The summer after 5th grade, I'm outside playing. Enjoying running around my dad's truck with the other kids. I was wearing one of my favorite halter jumpsuits with blue trim. Suddenly my dad calls me over and tells me I need to put something else on and can no longer wear that outfit. That was... READ MORE

I had larger than average breasts from my teenage years but they did not cause a significant problem until they became heavier after the menopause. I started to experience back and shoulder pain, and this together with the difficulty of buying comfortable bras and clothes that fitted, led me to... READ MORE

So far I am a ball of anxiety! I went to a different Dr first and was turned away even though I was in tears over the pain. She would not even talk to me because of my weight. I called another Dr and they were so nice on the phone and listened to my concerns. When I went into the office, there... 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

I've been looking forward to this since forever! I've been holding on for a while trying to lose weight from 191lbs to 155lbs in hopes that my boobs will disappear. Unfortunately not, they're still around. My band size reduces and boobs stay the same (ddd). The pain has become so unbearable that... READ MORE

Dr park is amazing at what he does! I am so glad for once in my life I feel like a young woman!! I was sufforing from severe neck and back pain and now 9 days after surgery my neck pain is completly gone! Best decsion I've ever made. My overall surgery experince was great. I'm 9 days post op and... READ MORE

Hi all, I have been lurking for a bit but as my surgery date gets closer I would love to get engaged and post more. And I definitely could use the support! I am 28, 5'3", and 148 pounds. I currently am a 34F/G going hopefully down to a 34B. I want them to take as much as possible. My... READ MORE

I got to my late 40’s and realised that I could no longer tolerate my large saggy breasts. They were an uncomfortable 18DD. I hated the look and the feel of them. After 12 months of research I decided to consult a Special Plastic Surgeon. Dr Ellis Choy came highly recommended to me by a friend w... READ MORE

Okay ladies I am starting a new review because I could not change my doctor on the old one. In my original review I had started 2 years ago trying to get a breast reduction and was denied by Anthem BlueCross BlueShield. Fast forward to May of 2015 I decided to do the breast reduction again and... READ MORE

Hi guys so i thought i would introduce myself and document my whole breast reduction experience. All my life i have had extremely large breasts. My current size is an Australian 12J and i am in so much physical and emotional pain. I have lost approx 20kg since i was a teenager however my breasts... READ MORE

I'm happy with my results except for my right boobs that Dr Tehrani will be fixing in May I love him he didn't give me a problem to fix my boob that I'm not happy with he's the best I plan to do all my surgeries with him including a bbl and lipo in the future I picked him because he was one of... READ MORE

Time has finally come to say good bye to my big boobies. Surgery is April 15th. I've always had big boobs from being 12yr and have suffered all the usual problems that come with them, from the aches and pains to buying clothes that fit, and of course they just don't look nice anymore. And I... READ MORE

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

I cannot begin to explain how happy I am with my results and how amazing Dr. E is. First off-I had cysts in both breasts that were causing me constant pain due to the size and shape of my breasts. I was sent here by another Dr. and I'm so happy that I was. Dr. E explained that he would try to... READ MORE

I have been approved by insurance to have a much need breast reduction with a lift. My main hope with this procedure is to relieve the pain in my upper back, between my shoulder blades, and neck muscles. I would love to go for a run without getting a neck and base of neck headache. I also have... READ MORE

I'm a 65 yr. old grandma that thinks young. I've thought about this for a long time, but could never justify such an expensive personal indulgence, considering I'm on a fixed income and not optimistic that Medicare and/or my secondary insurance will approve me. Im not really large (38DD/E) but... READ MORE

Being super mom you really don't get a chance to really review your body until tragic strike's and that's what happen, neck and back pains!!! The worst, and all for overly large breast that was once beautiful but definitely needed special attention ASAP, so I search and that's when I found Dr.... 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