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Enlarged breasts are uncomfortable, heavy, and bring painful symptoms – both physical and emotional. Many women who have an excess of breast tissue dream of having smaller shapelier breasts and choose to undergo breast reduction surgery. Dr. John A. Kotis, our board-certified plastic surgeon, has garnered a reputation for surgical excellence and is the premier breast reduction surgeon serving the Chicago area, and is listed as a “Top Doc” on Are you struggling with the pain, discomfort, and difficulties that come with overlarge breasts? We invite you to a private consultation to find out getting relief.

Breast Reduction Surgery: How it Works.

Every breast reduction requires a custom treatment plan. This procedure, called a “reduction mammoplasty,” removes the excess fat, skin, and tissue to create breasts that are proportionate and enhance your figure, rather than being a painful distraction.

The surgery typically involves the following steps:

  • An incision is created around the areola and vertically down the breast and horizontally in the breast crease. It is referred to an Anchor Inverted T, Weiss Pattern

  • Excess fat, tissue, and skin is removed.

  • The nipple structure is relocated to a position on the front of the breasts.

Why Get Breast Reduction Surgery?

If you have large, heavy breasts, you have probably experienced many of these unpleasant symptoms:

  • Chronic pain in neck, back, and shoulders, possibly requiring painkillers.

  • Limited ability to engage in active sports.

  • Difficulty finding well-fitting clothing.

  • Deep bra lines in shoulder tissue.

  • Rashes or ongoing skin irritation beneath breasts.

  • Nerve pain.

  • Lack of self-confidence in body image.

Candidates for Breast Reduction Surgery

Women who suffer with chronic pain from over large breasts can often have this surgery covered by health insurance. If you are interested in reducing breast size, we can help you find out if your insurance will cover the procedure. Candidates for the surgery are those who:

  • Are at healthy weight

  • Do not smoke

  • Are in good general health

  • Are unhappy with the size of your breasts

  • Have breasts that make it impossible to engage in certain physical activities

  • Experience chronic neck, back, or shoulder pain

  • Frequently experience skin irritation or rashes beneath your breasts

Recovery from Breast Reduction Surgery

After your surgery is completed, your newly-shaped breasts will be bandaged. You may have tubes placed for drainage during healing. As this was a major surgery, it involves a period to fully heal. In the initial stages, you will need pain medication to stay comfortable. Your breasts will be sensitive, often swollen and bruised – but this fades with each day. You may be wearing a compression garment over your breasts to keep them stable while they heal.

You will need to avoid vigorous physical activity for several weeks, typically between two to four. While you will have scars they will fade with time. It may take several months before your breasts fully achieve a lovely, round, properly-proportioned appearance.

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