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 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

So far I have had a consultation with several plastic surgeons. My favorite by far is Dr. Christine Nygaard in Bellevue, WA. My sister referred me to her having had breast augmentation and lipo performed by Dr. Nygaard some years back with excellent results. I must say I am extremely impressed... READ MORE

After 3 years of contemplation, I finally decided to have a breast reduction and lift. Large breasts run in my family, and my mother had the same surgery years prior. I was a "DDD" by sophomore year of high school, and was a "F" by college. Finally, after years of rashes, painful indentations,... READ MORE

I'm 24, 130 lbs and 32 DD/DDD. I've thought about great reduction for years, but haven't really pursued it. I'm getting more and more fed up and self conscious, so I think it might be time to do something! I live in Canada, so I'm hoping to get it covered by insurance. I don't even really know... READ MORE

I'm a 38M, in these pictures 40I sports bra since there are no sports bra in my size. Next week Friday my mom is going to sign the papers so that my PS can send it to my insurance. I'm expecting to get my surgery sometime in July. I'm so excited and I can't wait, I wanted this since I was 12... READ MORE

Well, like many, many others, I've also been lurking on this site for several months. I had my consultation visit with my PS on 12/22/2015. After determining that I was indeed a very good candidate for BR, the documentation collection began. To complicate matters, effective January 1, 2016, my... READ MORE

Excuse the fake tan, I just wanted to put a couple of pics up to show all and esp the June ladies I've been talking too so much just how uneven my breasts are. I just don't know if they will settle. What can change so much to even them out and stop the lop sided look. The right had lipo and is... READ MORE

For anyone on here wondering whether to have surgery or feeling nervous before surgery date or feeling worried and emotional post surgery, here is my before and after. It's taken a long time to see the final result and I did have a minor surgical tweak 6 weeks ago but here I finally am. It's the... 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

After my primary care physician told me that a lot of my chronic back and neck pain was due to the fact that my breasts were too large on my smaller-sized frame - and that I'd need PT and/or a back brace to help me if I didn't correct the problem - I was given Dr. Woodyard's number. Luckily, I... READ MORE

At 5ft 2 and a size 38g boobs I was in danger of falling over. I have a serious spinal deformity that I was born with and my large boobs were making things worse. Unfortunately the NHS in my area does not find BR surgery so I had to go private. I chose Prague as the results I had seen were... READ MORE

Heading to Miami because these doctors here in Maryland are outrageous with their prices. Some of their works are just too average for me. Hope Spectrum can help me. I like their price, because am not sure if my insurance will approve, even tho I have an awesome blue cross blue shield insurance,... READ MORE

I have been thinking about getting a breast reduction since I was a C-cup in junior high school. I kept growing and growing and finally, at the beginning of this year, I decided that I had had enough. I was measured at a 34F, having to spend hundreds of dollars on bras, and never being able to... 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 3,867 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more