Breast Reduction

Living with large breasts can result in pain, discomfort, low self-esteem and a poor quality of life. Breast reduction surgery helps alleviate discomfort, improve self-confidence, and increase your ability to perform physical activities.

What are the benefits of breast reduction?

shutterstock_135688511Large breasts cause extra weight on the top front portion of your body. This results in debilitating back, shoulder, and neck pain that hinders your quality of life. Opting for breast reduction surgery in Joliet can help resolve the following issues:

  • Chronic skin and rash irritation underneath the breasts
  • Stretched skin and low-hanging breasts
  • Poor posture
  • Decreased self-image
  • Restricted activity
  • Bra strap pressure leaving deep grooves in the shoulders
  • Enlarged areolas caused by breast weight

How do I prepare for breast reduction surgery?

Dr. Schneider will thoroughly evaluate your health history to ensure you are a good candidate for breast reduction surgery. During the consultation, you should discuss your goals and expectations with the doctor who will inform you of all the risks and complications associated with the surgery. Dr. Schneider will also discuss every possible treatment available to you and answer any questions you may have at this time.

How is breast reduction surgery performed?

During the procedure, Dr. Schneider will remove glandular tissue, breast fat, and excess skin to achieve a firmer smaller breast that is properly proportionate to your specific body size. If necessary, liposuction may also be used to help achieve the desired shape of the breast. Dr. Schneider will also re-position the nipple and reduce the areola to create a more natural and balanced appearance.

Breast reduction recovery process

Under normal circumstances, most patients have found they recover quickly and can perform light-duty tasks the day after surgery. Normal activities such as returning to work usually begins a week later; however, full recovery may take up to 6 weeks. The incision lines that are visible after surgery will begin to fade within a few weeks and after a year should be barely visible. Discomfort, minor pain and some swelling are all common after surgery. To ensure you have a quick recovery time, follow the detailed instructions provided to you by the doctor. This information will include how to properly dress, bandage the wounds, as well as how to administer your prescribed medication.

Women who choose breast reduction in Joliet have found they have a renewed confidence, higher self-esteem and an increase in physical activity.