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 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

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 am 29 years old 5'9" 150 lbs and 36ddd or 34f. I am done having kids and breastfeeding and have been wanting a reduction for 8 years. I had a consultation for a breast reduction and the PS wasn't sure that insurance would cover it. He said e would be required to remove 500g and that I might be... READ MORE

Hello, my name is Jackie and I am 45 years old. I would like to share my experience with my breast reduction and lift surgery that I had on April 9th, 2015. Before surgery, I was wearing a 36H/I bra. Finding a bra that fit right and was comfortable never existed. I always had neck and... READ MORE

Tomorrow morning I have an appointment for a consult for a breast reduction. I really hope my insurance will cover it without problems. This is my third time trying to get a reduction. The first time was 21 years ago (military deployment interfered), and the second was 6 years ago (got... READ MORE

I have had back/shoulder pain for years and my physio suggested I talk to my Dr. about a referral to see if I could qualify for a BR and have it covered by insurance....that was in January 2015. I was approved for the surgery, and told wait time was 9-12 months. Big surprise when I was called on... READ MORE

After years of deliberation I finally decided to go ahead with my breast reduction 7th April 2015 after decades of back ache, neck pain and all the other disorders associated with large breasts. I wanted total control over this procedure so decided to self pay rather than go down the NHS route. ... READ MORE

I am posting this after it occurred. I started writing on POD 5 and added some previous information as well. I have had back pain and nerve compression (resulting in numbness to the thumb and first 2 fingers) on and off for years and I finally had the time to take care of this. I was... READ MORE

My insurance has approved my breast reduction, and after carrying these things for so long I'm ecstatic but I'm also so nervous. Dr. Linetskaya was kind and professional, she informed me that she would use the anchor method...and I'm ok with that. She asked what cup size would I be interested,... 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 3,802 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more