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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Hello to all I've been thinking of getting a breast reduction surgery done since 18, I had 40 DDD breast. (Currently 44 J age 24) I'm over weight and have asthma would like to know if that'll be a factor of getting denied...no other medical issues than that. And also I would like to know if... 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

Wow, where to start... I've wanted this procedure for 5 years and every time I've researched surgeons only one name has been my choice and that was Dr Jake Lim. This year I decided no more excuses, it was going to happen. I sent off an email enquiries and received a reply from the lovely Robyn... READ MORE

This surgery is truly life changing! I've struggled with back pain, neck pain and shoulder grooving over the last several years. I started developing breasts at the age of 7! Since then they've ballooned out of control. I've dealt with lots of unwanted attention over the years, from men and... READ MORE

At the age of 46yrs. I am finally getting a much needed BR. My birthday is April 16th and the surgery is schedule for April 18th..the best birthday gift i can ever get. Okay I went to the doctor on today and had all my lab work done!!! Ladies give me some advise of what i need to do to prepare... READ MORE

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

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

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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 3,805 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more