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 can't begin to thank all you wonderful ladies for writing reviews and relating your stories on realself, it's been so good to know I'm not alone in the journey to smaller, more appropriately sized breasts! Similar to many of you, I developed early, at 11 I outgrew my training bra by leaps... READ MORE

Just scheduled my surgery today. Will be April 21st. I am 39 yrs old, 165lb, 5'3", approx. a 36/38H according to an online bra calculator, but wear a 38DDD, squishing them in for modesty reasons (I'm extremely self-conscious about them). Excruciating back pain for years now, and it has become... READ MORE

I'm am 45 and I weigh 222 and my height is 5'5 and I have a lot of back problems I'm really started to think my breast are to big so that's why I'm truly thinking of having breast reduction for health reasons I would like some feed back rather it's good or bad thank you again I haven't had the... READ MORE

Hello everyone! I have a consultation scheduled for a month from now. My motivation for getting a reduction mostly stems from being in pain and discomfort every day. I'm not %100 sure it's from the weight of my breasts but after going from doctor to doctor and specialist to specialist and... READ MORE

Last nite with my dd breast I'm getting them reduce Lipo lifted tomorrow I will do updates before and after pics answer any.question I will answer insurance questions as well I'm nervous happy scared.all at the same time I can't wait till the healing process I will let you ladies know everything... READ MORE

My story is similar to others on here. I've had large breasts since puberty. At 13 years old I was completely flat...a late bloomer. Then over the summer before freshman year I went from a training bra to a C cup. I was 5'3" and only weighed about 100 lbs. Suddenly boys were interested! I'm... READ MORE

I finally had my consult for a breast reduction! I have put this off for so many years and was very nervous leading up to it, but it was no big deal. Dr MacAdam made me feel very at ease. We discussed my concerns and the results I was looking for in her office while I was fully clothed. Then she... READ MORE

I'm 53 years old and have wanted to have this surgery for decades. My insurance finally covers it and I' m here to document my journey. I am currently a saggy 38 F hoping to go down to a C- or B+ I met with Dr. Tsao for the initial consultation as he was highly recommended by my GP. I was... READ MORE

I'm just posting some photos of what my breasts look like currently. I am still on the fence about the surgery. I weighed the pros and cons and the pros seem to outweigh the cons. I like the areola being reduced. But I still worry that I won't like the result, that it won't be worth going under... READ MORE

This has been an on again off again journey. I tried In the early nineties but the insurance hassle was rediculas. This is a family trait I'm the youngest of 9 ,6 girls 3 boys and two of my sisters has had the precedure . I have recently lost 30lb 5.1 and Bra size 40 L. Have you ever heard of... READ MORE

Very very very happy. Wanted this surgery for a long time. Appointment with doctor on April 1, and here it is three months later and post-op 1 week! Went by very very fast. No drains, no stitches, no problems at all. Pain for the first five days but hardly taking the meds now. Dr Daniel... READ MORE

I am grateful to have a diverse community of women with some of the same issues and concerns to come together and share their experiences in a positive manner. It gives me the courage to share my journey. I was going to wait until I received my approval from my insurance company (BCBS... READ MORE

I have been wanting a breast reduction for at least 10 years. I have always been top heavy and out of proportion to the rest of my body. im 5'1 and a dress size 12. My breast size was a 34GG. i hated them! Because they where so big and heavy they just sagged. Finding clothes to fit was a... READ MORE

Here I am ladies surgery went great I have not feel a lot of pain butt a little burning sensation when I first woke up I realized that I was feeling much more lighter my chest was much flatter only woke up with little pain that much oh my God the stuff they're wonderful as soon as I told him I'm... READ MORE

As a young person I never really gave much thought to the size of my breasts. Not until after the age of 24 and having my baby and nursing him. Let's just say they became GIGANTIC! I suffered a pretty bad back injury at work in my 30's and have had several whiplashes in my 20's. I'm no... 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 my consultation with Dr. Kumar about a month ago. My insurance has approved my surgery and I am scheduled for surgery on June 6. I have struggled with back, and shoulder pain for years, and I think that it's time to do something about it. I'm both anxious and excited. There were no... READ MORE

I'm new here, so hello to everyone! I had a BR with lift on 12/21/15. I'm 2 weeks post op today. Went back to work today, I'm a nurse. I must say, the first couple days post op were hell. It got better and a little easier each day after. Tomorrow is my second post op visit, I believe they are... READ MORE

6 weeks post op and the scars and bruising are very present still. I had necrosis of both nipples at 4 weeks post op and panicked, so I consulted a new surgeon. The experience has so far been a very painful and unpleasant one. Swelling has drastically increased, right nipple is going darker... READ MORE

At the moment, I'm not 100% sure what size my breasts are. I'm a UK size 10 with a side of 'squished in boobs' in a lot of clothing. I have bras that range from 32ff to 34ff (some 34f's, 34e's). I'm not entirely convinced any of them fit me properly but the closest (34ff) digs in at the front of... READ MORE

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