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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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

I'm a 30yo mother of two. I've always been a fairly large chested girl. I was a 34c/34d before I got pregnant and with each child they've gone up a few cup sizes. I fluctuate between a 36ddd/E and a 36f. Ideally I'd like to be a full C or Small D. I breastfed both daughters till they were about... READ MORE

I am so excited to get this journey started. A couple weeks ago I started going to consultations with various doctors and I finally landed upon Park Avenue Aesthetic Surgery. I met with Dr. Schaffner who is an amazing doctor. I had a weird first appointment but after getting in touch with him... READ MORE

Thank you to all for sharing your reviews, they are very helpful to many and myself included! I am almost on a year long journey to get breast reduction done and get it done through the VA. So I hope other veterans may find some use from my review as I basically have been doing this blind with... READ MORE

I just want to know is it well worth it to get them a smaller size?? I have been going to the gym, eating right an really haven't lost any weight in the breast area an they are still a size 38FF. I have been to the chiropractor an doctor an they said this will be the best route for me as of... READ MORE

So ready for this procedure but extremely nervous ! .. im a 38 DDD and they sag so low [will upload pics soon] ,, these bags definitely dont make me feel sexy so i had them pierced 2 years ago to help me feel a little better about them. DIDNT WORK .. the back and neck problems are out of control... READ MORE

Constant lower back pain. Pain between my shoulder blades and neck. Sweat and breast discomfort. Always re-adjusting my breast to sit comfortably in my bra, which caused indents on my shoulders and a hump behind my neck. Inability to sit for long periods, stand for long periods and lay down as well. READ MORE

I have always been big chested as long as I can remember. After having my son in 2013, I started to have lots of back pain. I found a primary care physician and started going to him about my situation. I started nursing school when my son was only 4 months. The pain started getting worse and... READ MORE

I was on the fence for oh....25 years or so on getting a breast reduction. The pain in my back, arms etc... was just not going to get better as I have aged. Better to just do it now than keep putting it off. He and his staff have been incredible. While in surgery he found cysts and even went... READ MORE

I feel so real about my reduction done in Turkey from Welfare Abroad Medical Team of expats in Instanbul. At first I waaas afraid to travel to turkey due to high cost in the USA and my insurance refused to cover the process. I am in pain but it is being control by pain killer for now. My... READ MORE

I feel like I've had large breasts my entire life, I think I got boobs when I was 13 and they were instantly a big C. By the time I was 16 I was over a DDD and now at 26 I'm a J. My weight has fluctuated pretty much my entire life, but my breasts never got smaller. They are so heavy, and they... READ MORE

Became a vegetarian to lose weight to see if my boobs would change in size. Lost 25 prior to initial consultation in January 2016. Constant back pain and shoulder pain since I was 21. Denied by two insurance companies prior to getting a final approval of 500mg each breast by the new insurance... READ MORE

So eager to have it done for years. Now it's done I have no regrets! Just happy with my results. I love it! I was very nervous the day of the procedure the staff was very professional and confident that I began to feel at ease. Now I feel free! No more back pain, I don't even need 1 bra anymore... 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

The pros completely outweighed the cons getting this operation done. I will be able to buy normal and a lot cheaper bras, bikinis and actually be able to feel nice in tops and dresses! If you are wanting any plastic surgery doing, I went to the laderma clinic in Prague and I seriously cannot... 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 3,861 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more