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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My first bra was in the 5th grade, size C. The size of my breast before my reduction was a size G. This website has been wonderful for me, I have learned so much. I would like to thank everyone that shared their experiences good and bad. I was not expecting it to be so evasive but your stories... READ MORE

..... I can't wait until the day that I can lay on my back and breath at the same time ... Lol... No.. But foreal. I'm excited to stat this new journey of being back pain free. I was finally approved by my insurance, after losing 120 lbs. My surgery date is 1/13/15... What a great way to start... READ MORE

So I have finally made the decision to get a breast reduction! Not sure why I did not consider this sooner! I have been on this site for about a month now. I have had one consultation which was a nightmare! The surgeon told me I needed to be 107 pounds and that he won't do surgery if I am over... READ MORE

I had been suffering for years with headaches and back pain. My size H breast were sagging so much they were near my mid stomach area at only 35. I had burns on my shoulders from my bra straps rubbing when I would go running. So I decided to see if I qualified for a medically necessary reduction... READ MORE

So overly joyed. I'm so I'm love with my new "twins" they are bueatiful. This was the best thing I've ever done. No regrets. NONE!!! I had my breast reduction done by the Best! He was down to earth (which I loved) I felt right at home. Thank you for changing my life. I can finally Run with... READ MORE

I have had large breasts since puberty went buck wild on me at the age of 16 and as I aged, gravity obviously kicked in. Dr. Karlinsky was is very personable - she and her staff is the best in the business. She explained everything to me in great detail and followed up the evening of my... READ MORE

Dr. Sassani is a true artist. I just got my breast reduction on monday and I am soooo amazed and happy with my results. His office staff is very helpful and accomodating. We were able to get it covered by my insurance as well. Let me just summarize by saying, if I could give 100 stars, I would.... READ MORE

Well here is my story! When I was in middle school I was a size 10 with large breasts, but by high school I was a size double zero (00) with saggy mom boobs. Now in college I am a healthy, 118- 122 llbs and I run regularly with a good diet! I have known I have wanted this procedure done since I... READ MORE

Breast reduction surgery has been a long-standing dream for me. At puberty, my breasts went from nipples to misshapen, elongated sacks within months. Many attributes have been ascribed to their appearance over the years: they look like sausages, they’re shaped like the ears of a cocker s... READ MORE

I am sitting at about 6 days post-op as of Feb 8/16. My story.. I was a C-cup by the 8th grade and bloomed to a 34DDD by the end of high school (which I was bulging out of). Friends would often point out size of breasts, I was known as the friend with the big boobs. I was very shy and hated... READ MORE

Ever since I can remember, I have had very large breasts and knew that I would, someday, end up getting a BR. About four years ago, I went to a very good PS in SF for a consultation. They, unfortunately, were not willing to work with me on having my insurance cover the cost. At that time, there... READ MORE

I need to see before an after photos. I have read side effects. Need reassurance. Can anyone help my plastic surgeon. Bakersfield Ca. Thinking of visiring him Monday and ask. I like my breast but it gets in the Way of others. Discriminated. As a child at 5 i knew i was two in One. Told you will... READ MORE

I'm 37 years old and have struggled with weight my entire life. Gaining and losing and gaining hundreds of pounds thus far in my life. Through all of that, my breasts suffered greatly - turning into a couple of sagging sacks on my chest. I disliked them so much and they really impacting my... READ MORE

I am a little slow in posting but hopefully over the next couple of days I can get myself current lol. As with most of you, I have been large breasted for most of my life. I was probably a D or DD by the time I went to college. I stayed this size regardless of weight loss and high activity. In... READ MORE

After lurking for a few months, I've finally decided to post. I have had large breasts for what seems like forever, but they didn't come on as suddenly as many of the ladies I've read about on here experienced. I was a DD by the time I graduated high school. When my first child was born, I... READ MORE

Being only 5'4" and having big boobalas most of my life I finally did it!!!! After years of postponing, finally got tired of the shoulder and back pain. From a DDD to a small C. Hopefully!! I already like them because they are more proportioned to my body build. Next month I will be ready for... READ MORE

I had my surgery this morning so the experience is still very fresh. I went the hospital prepared with my meds and pillow for the ride home. My arrival time was 7am and I was given a bed and they had me change, take a pregnancy test and start the IV. My nurses were so sweet and were very... READ MORE

Since I found this site a week ago I've been glued to my computer screen, I'm sure many of you can relate to that! :) I'll skip all the long details but as many others, mine developed suddenly and quite some time after my school friends, as I remember being jealous of their tiny bras when I had... READ MORE

I have always had large breast since childhood when leaving school I was a 32dd. After my first child at the age of 22 I breast fed for around 2 months and since then my breast just have not stopped growing. I am 5ft7inch and weigh 82kg. I have continuous neck and shoulder pain and find it... READ MORE

So far Dr. Quinn has been great!! I get so nervous when I go in that I forget all my questions. He still takes time to make me feel comfy. I am super excited for next Monday!!! I wouldn't think twice before going to Dr. Quinn he was and is the answer to my prayers! The office staff is great as... 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 3,798 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more