Breast Reduction


Overly large breasts can make a woman’s body appear out of proportion and can place unnecessary stress on the neck, shoulders, and back. For women in Barrington, Arlington Heights, Schaumburg, Crystal Lake, or Algonquin who are uncomfortable or self-conscious about their naturally large breast size, Dr. Burke may recommend breast reduction, also known as reduction mammaplasty. Breast reduction surgically reduces breast volume and reshapes the breasts to bring better proportion to the body, reduce discomfort, and improve body image.

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What to Expect From Your Breast Reduction Surgery

Using the most current techniques, Dr. Burke will make small incisions around the nipple and areola, as well as a vertical incision from the areola to the breast crease. An additional small incision, hidden in the breast crease, may also be necessary. The small, resulting scars from the procedure will be inconspicuous.

A breast reduction is performed under general anesthesia and may be an outpatient procedure or, in some cases, an overnight stay may be recommended.

Dr. Renee M. Burke
Dr. Renee Burke

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Breast Reduction Surgery Recovery

Recovery depends on the extent of your breast reduction. You can return to light activities within a day or two, and full activities within 2-3 weeks.

Results are usually long term; however, changes in weight, pregnancy, and natural aging may alter the shape of your breasts after a breast reduction.

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Schedule Your Consultation

If you would like more information about breast reduction surgery with Dr. Burke, please request a consultation or give our office a call at (847) 382-4400.