Breast enlargement can occur at a young age and typically worsens with pregnancy or weight gain. As the breast enlarges, it stretches the skin and can push the nipple lower, causing a saggy appearance. The heavy weight of the enlarged breasts can also cause neck, shoulder, and back pain along with grooving from the bra straps. Chicago plastic surgeon Dr Mohammed Alghoul offers breast reduction surgery to provide relief from enlarged breasts and the problems that can accompany the issue.
Breast Reduction Surgery
During consultation, a thorough breast evaluation is performed to determine the shape, volume and measurements of your breasts. The surgical procedure and proposed scars needed to accomplish the goal will be discussed in detail, including whether breast lift will be combined with the breast reduction procedure. Breast reduction may be covered by insurance, depending on your breast size, symptoms and insurance policy. Our staff will help you in this process and will submit a letter to your insurance company on your behalf. The approval process may take several weeks to a few months.
What to Expect Following Breast Reduction
Breast reduction is performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia. You may engage in light activity on the day following surgery. Return to normal activity, including work, usually takes a week. It is normal to have swelling in your breast after surgery, which resolves gradually over a few weeks. Your breasts will feel immediately lighter in weight. Results are long lasting; however, your breasts may enlarge again if you become pregnant or gain weight.
If you would like to learn more about breast reduction surgery in Chicago, IL, schedule a consultation with Dr. Mohammed Aghoul. If you would like to see results from Dr. Alghoul’s previous patients, visit our breast reduction before and after photo gallery.