Breast Reduction Chicago

Women with very large, sagging breasts tend to have neck, back, and shoulder pain. Many Chicago breast reduction patients find their procedure benefits their lives. These patients not only have relief from their symptoms but also have the ability to exercise better and wear more fitted clothing. Many have a great psychological benefit as well. Of all the surgeries that plastic surgeons perform, breast reduction ranks among the highest in patient satisfaction. Patients of almost any age may have breast reduction surgery; however, most surgeons recommend that patients wait until after their breasts have fully developed.

You may be a good candidate for breast reduction in Chicago if you have the following:

  • Neck, back or shoulder pain
  • Shoulder notching/ furrowing from your bra straps
  • Heavy sagging breasts
  • Breasts that are too heavy for your body size
  • Irritation or rash beneath your breasts
  • Difficulty with exercise and physical activities due to large heavy breasts
  • One breast larger than the other creating significant asymmetry

During breast reduction surgery, fatty tissue, glandular tissue and excess skin are removed. By removing these elements, the breasts can be pulled tighter, making them lighter, smaller and firmer. Different techniques are being used to minimize incisions and scarring and to emphasize shape. Breast reduction surgery is generally performed under general anesthesia and usually takes between 2-4 hours to complete. After surgery, you will be wrapped in an elastic bandage or surgical bra over gauze for 2-3 days. You may have a drain placed to allow excess fluid or blood to drain from the incision. You can expect a recovery period of about two weeks. For more information about the procedure, contact Chicago breast reduction surgeon Dr. Gikas at (773) 878-6525.

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About Dr. Gikas

Dr. Gikas has several years of experience performing advanced surgical procedures for Chicago breast lift, breast reconstruction and breast augmentation patients. He utilizes a variety of sophisticated techniques and technologies to help patients obtain their ideal aesthetic results. He is also renowned for his work as a body contouring specialist, having helped numerous Chicago liposuction patients achieve the slimmed-down appearance they desire. Many tummy tuck patients also seek his skills as a highly experienced plastic surgeon to tighten their abdomen and midsection.