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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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

I am writing this review to help others! It's only been 9 months since my first reduction in April 2013. After 1 week, the problems starting occurring and it was all downhill for about 8 weeks. I was grateful that I found this website, which helped me see how others went through similar... READ MORE

Like many of you, my breasts developed at a young age.. Went from a b cup to double d now at a HH.. After doing research I've decided it was my time.. Although I feel like I've waited too long and now the back pain is terrible.. Had my consultation with Dr. Baron November 17.. Went to the... READ MORE

So basically I did the research went through a whole heap of doctor on realself.com. Based on my research it boiled down to one exceptional doctor. Dr. Robert Kraft , I went to the conciliation and it was okay . My expectation was realistic according to him. Except for one thing I got nipple... READ MORE

I started my breast reduction process 2 years ago. A the time I lived in Ontario. I went to meet a PS and was approved for a reduction thru OHIP. Unfortunately I was in the process of job hunting at the same time and found work in BC before I had the surgery. I received the call that my surgery... READ MORE

I got approved for a breast reduction today through Tricare at the Hospital on post. I was so nervous about this but he seems great. It's awhile away and in December, right before Christmas which bothers me but I took the date. I keep thinking I want to loose 10-15 pounds, I wonder if I do will... READ MORE

I am only 5 feet so having such large breast has always been hard on my back. I decided for my 45th birthday to do something about it!! So I went to a few doctors but decided on Dr Gordon of Plastikos in Dunwoody Ga. Why? First off I was ready to take out a loan for the procedure Dr Gordon... READ MORE

I have been lurking on this site for many months now. I felt I should write something as the many woman that have written made this journey way easier to understand what to expect. I hope this will help someone too. My journey has only just begun and I will try and update as it goes along. ... 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 3,811 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more