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. LEARN MORE ›

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I decided to have a breast reduction due to back, neck, and my left breast being much larger than my right breast. The day of the surgery I had to be there at 6:30am. Two people were allowed to come back to the room with me. My nurse came came in to take my vital signs, give me a gown to change... READ MORE

Hi ladies, I have been on here reading everyone's reviews for months now and been wanting a reduction for 30 years. I have had big boobs from the age of 14, I am 5' 3" and always been very petite (I am carrying an extra stone at the moment, too much cake and not enough exercise plus menopause!)... READ MORE

Hello, I'm going for my breast lift commutation this week. I have always had heavy breasts and they are extremely saggy, which I find very depressing. I can't not wear a bra even to bed as I hate the feel of my breasts hanging down. My areloas too are huge and I feel like I have the breasts of... READ MORE

When I started seriously considering getting a breast reduction, I found this website very helpful. I had a better idea about what to expect before and after surgery and also what kinds of questions to ask my surgeon. So, I thought I'd give a little back so that I may be helpful to someone else... READ MORE

I live in NY and was scheduled for a mastopexy (breast lift) last week but the hospital never put me on the schedule. I had already planned vacation time around the procedure so needless to say I was quite disappointed. I found another plastic surgeon and I have Consultation. Keeping my fingers... READ MORE

I'm a 42 year old mother of 2. My kids are 11 and 13. I am 5'4" and weigh 143 pounds. I gained a lot of weight with my kids. I went up to 180 and my bra size went from a 36C to a 38H. When both my kids started school I lost about 40 pounds. None of it was in my breasts. I know that is when I... READ MORE

Okay, let me start by saying thank you to everyone who posts on here. I combed through all of your stories and it has all helped me so much. A little about me, I am 24, 5'9", 155lbs. I have had big boobs since 9th grade. Pretty much over summer it seemed like they grew from nothing to a c cup in... READ MORE

I am a 59 year old mother who nursed each of her children for over two years . I had my reduction and lower abdomen lipo Monday . I am so far thrilled with my immediate results , Mostly on the reduction . The pain was not bad at all , surprisingly.. And I only took the narcotics 4 days tapering... READ MORE

Hi all, After obsessing about everyone's BR reviews now its my turn :))) I have just started my journey. I went yesterday to my GP for getting referral for a plastic surgeon. He gave me referrals for 3 doctors. Now I have to call them and make appointments. yaayy. I need some suggestions from... READ MORE

Posting here because this site has been so helpful in my BR journey! (especially @Topheavy, thank you!) I'm in my early 50's now, have wanted this till at least my mid 20's but was too scared of something going horribly wrong (in hindsight I think my anxiety was based on a feeling of 'not... READ MORE

Mother of two very active boys. It felt that this all happened kinda quickly. I had most the issues that women with larger breast have neck, backaches, shoulder pains and lots of headaches. I've started my research in February, 2016. I love this site so many life experiences helped me out alot. ... READ MORE

I'm a single mom with large breasts that won't stop growing! After I had my son (14 years ago) they just get bigger and bigger and bigger. Before kid-> 34C; Now--> 38G/40DDD. Before and during my pregnancy I would get asked if they were fake....proud moment. Not so much. Gravity is no... READ MORE

It was so worth it!!!! I immediately felt a relief off of my back. I went from a g/f cup down to a full C cup. Today makes 1 week post op and my breast are still num and swollen. My drains are out (thank god) next I am looking forward to my stitches being remove on Tuesday at my followup... READ MORE

After going through puberty and my body started maturing it had always been very clear that my breasts were causing negative effect on my body not only physically but emotionally as well. The challenges I was faced with everyday things like finding a covering swim suit, a shirt that would hide... READ MORE

Picking a surgeon is so much harder than I expected, I have a small budget so I've been mostly looking in Miami, the Dominican Republic and Mexico. I'm 95% sure I'll be using Mel Ortega from Spectrum Aesthetics. My quote was 6800 for a tummy tuck, breast reduction and lift, and lipo of the... READ MORE

Warning the pictures are rather graphic, but they say that a picture is worth a thousand words....So please let these pictures talk to you before you talk to Dr. Dean!!! I hate to straight out talk horribly of a person but I feel I should warn everyone I can...avoid Dr. John Dean of Associates... READ MORE

Hello Hello~ Im 22 years ols, 139 lbs, 5'5, and have no kids. My breast started growing when I was 10 and almost immediately sagged. by the time I was 13 I was able to fit my mother 36DD playtex bras. I was starting to get comments from boys and one commented that my breast were saggy:(. At 15 I... READ MORE

I desperately wanted to look my actual size but my breasts were so large I always looked bigger. My back and shoulders ached constantly and I rounded my shoulders so people wouldn't notice my large breasts. I couldn't find bras and tops to fit and I was becoming more self conscious and withdrawn... READ MORE

I'm so very happy with my results. Dr. Rottman and Brooke are the best! They are dream come true. I was a 38I before now I'm a 38D. I never was really comfortable with my body, but now I'm so excited about working out, and getting in shape, and being healthy. I absolutely love my results. Thank... READ MORE

I am so happy to be writing this review as I have been lurking on RealSelf for a while now. I am scheduled to have my surgery in a week!!! I have been wanting this for so long and it's finally about to happen. No more physical therapy 3x a week, pain meds, or heat therapy. I will upload before... READ MORE

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