breast reduction in Chicago illinoisWhat is a Breast Reduction?

Excessively large breasts can be uncomfortable, restrict certain activities and cause back pain.  A breast reduction in Chicago reduces overdeveloped breasts by removing fat, glandular tissue and skin from the breast, making them smaller, lighter, and firmer, while allowing them to be in proportion with the rest of your body.  Dr. Epstein performs breast reduction surgery serving Chicago and the surrounding cities of Evanston and Buffalo Grove, IL.

A breast reduction can be performed in conjunction with a breast lift or breast augmentation using implants to raise the breasts, giving them a more youthful appearance.

Before & After Gallery

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How is a Breast Reduction in Chicago performed?

Breast Reduction is an outpatient surgical procedure performed at our, Northbrook Plastic Surgery facility. There are many variations for a breast reduction, but the most common procedure is making an incision that goes around the areola, extends downward, and follows the curve of the crease beneath the breast. Excess glandular tissue, fat and skin are removed, and the nipple and areola are placed in their new position. The skin is then drawn together and down around the areola, giving a new shape to your breast.  The procedure takes approximately two to three hours.  However, it may vary depending on the complexity of the breast reduction.

Recovery after Breast Reduction surgery:

  • Immediately after surgery, you may experience swelling, discomfort, bruising and tenderness, all of which are easily controlled with medication.
  • A sports bra must be worn for the first 2-4 weeks following surgery.
  • You can return to light activity within 2 days after surgery, or as you feel ready.
  • Most patients return to work within the first week after surgery.
  • Full physical activity may resume within 4-6 weeks after surgery.
  • Incision lines will continue to heal and refine for 1 year after surgery.

Scheduling your Chicago Breast Reduction consultation

If you are interested in breast reduction surgery and want to know if it is right for you, schedule your consultation with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Epstein at our Northbrook office.  Many patients from all over Chicago choose Dr. Epstein for their breast reduction surgery because of his vast experience and personable approach.  Dr. Epstein serves patients from all over Chicago and his office is conveniently located just 4 miles South of Highland Park and 8 Miles East of Wheeling, IL.  Schedule your consultation today!