Breast reduction surgery (Mammaplasty) reduces the
size and improves the shape
of your breasts.

“I am beyond thankful. Yes, I came in for a body augmentation but what I came out with is something much more than money can buy: gratitude, for me, for them, for life!"

Breast reduction surgery is also known as a reduction mammaplasty is the surgical removal of excess fat, glandular tissue and skin to reduce the overall breast size. Women with disproportionately large breasts can undergo a breast reduction to resolve ongoing discomfort such as back and shoulder pain, recurring skin rashes and other physical or emotional issues related to having large breasts. Breast reduction surgery can greatly improve a woman’s quality of life with one of the highest satisfaction ratings.

What is A Breast Reduction Mammaplasty?

Breast reduction is a procedure that involves the removal of excess fats, skin, and glandular tissue from the breast to create smaller and more streamlined breasts. Men and women can equally seek breast reduction if they want their breasts to be proportional to the rest of their body or they want to get rid of problems brought about by too large of breasts such as pain on the back, shoulders, or neck, or embarrassment.

The common method of breast reduction involves three incisions. The surgeon will remove the excess tissue; fat and skin, then shift the nipple and the areola to a higher position. The skin that was allocated right above the nipple is brought down and together to reshape your breasts. After a breast reduction, you will look thinner and more youthful, your bras will fit more comfortably, your overall silhouette becomes more balanced, and most importantly, the physical or mental discomforts of having disproportionately large breasts will be eliminated once and for all.

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Patients who have undergone this procedure for the last 24 months have raved about it and 97% of them gave it a ‘worth it’ rating.

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A breast reduction can be combined with other treatments, such as breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck, or a full mommy makeover, to achieve a more comprehensive transformation. Your doctor can help you determine which procedures are best suited to your needs.

Good Candidates for Breast Reduction

  • Your breast size causes discomfort such as back, neck and shoulder pain.
  • You have limitations in your physical activity due to your large breast size.
  • Frequent skin irritation or rashes.
  • Your breast size is out of proportion to your body and you have difficulty finding clothing to fit.

What Are the Benefits of Getting A Breast Reduction?

A breast reduction, also known as a reduction mammaplasty is a surgical procedure that will reduce the size of your breasts. Breast reduction surgery comes with many life-long benefits.

  • A breast reduction can help alleviate pain and other health issues from having large breasts such as back, neck, and shoulder pain.
  • Breast reduction surgery creates a more proportionate breast shape that is better suited for your body type.

Following breast reduction surgery, women find they can enjoy activities that they previously could not such as running, and sports, and being able to shop for clothing and wear regular-sized fitting tops.

Will my nipples get smaller with a breast reduction?

Yes. Many women choose to have their areolas resized as part of a breast reduction.  Breast reduction changes the size and shape of the breasts.  A breast reduction surgery can also lift the breast and your surgeon can change the size of the areola, as well as the size of the nipple itself.

Can I choose the size of my breast reduction?

Yes. Many women choose to have their areolas resized as part of a breast reduction.  Breast reduction changes the size and shape of the breasts.  A breast reduction surgery can also lift the breast and your surgeon can change the size of the areola, as well as the size of the nipple itself.

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How is a breast reduction surgery performed?

Breast reduction surgery typically takes about 3 hours, depending on the level of correction needed and the complexity of the procedure.  If your breast reduction is being performed with other procedures, as in the case of a mommy makeover, the total time of your appointment may vary. Since breast reduction is most often performed as an outpatient procedure, you can expect to head home the same day as your surgery.

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Is a breast reduction performed with general anesthesia?

Yes, breast reduction surgery is best done under general anesthesia.  A breast reduction is a surgical procedure that can take between 2-4 hours to perform.  For your comfort and safety, general anesthesia is usually recommended.  However, most breast lifts are still considered outpatient procedures and you should be able to go home the same day to recover at home.

How long does it take to recover from breast reduction surgery?

You'll need at least a week of downtime. It’s normal to feel sore after your breast reduction. Your surgeon will provide you with post-operative instructions and ask you to wear a special supportive bra to help you feel more comfortable. Most women take a few days off from work to rest, but you can resume your regular daily routine after that. Exercise and any activities that involve lifting the arms overhead should wait a bit longer.

As swelling dissipates, you’ll see your final results become more apparent over time. Breasts should look more petite and feel firmer, with proportionate and flattering areolae and nipples.

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Does Insurance Cover Breast Reduction?

Check with your insurance provider. Every insurance plan is different and we recommend you call your insurance provider and ask whether they will cover your breast reduction surgery. Our practice does not accept health insurance or work directly with health insurance providers. Patients are responsible for submitting claims and working with their insurance provider for reimbursement.

Have more questions?  Contact us today!

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Chicago Breast and Body Aesthetics is your premier destination for cosmetic procedures of the body, breast and face. Our team is comprised of accomplished and board-certified plastic surgeons, known for their exceptional skills and commitment to delivering outstanding results.

Dr. Truong is a triple-board certified cosmetic surgeon, including the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, American Board of Surgery, and the American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Truong is the founder and CEO of Chicago Breast & Body Aesthetics and is considered one of the Best Skinny BBL, Breast, and Body surgeons in Illinois.

Dr. Pey-Yi Kevin Lin is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Chicago who emphasizes tailored care and treatment to each individual patient. Dr. Lin is skilled in both Plastic and Reconstructive surgery trained under nationally renowned aesthetic and reconstructive surgeons, gaining valuable insight and an unparalleled experience with stunning results.

Dr. John D. Rachel, a distinguished figure in the realm of facial plastic surgery, holds four board certifications: Facial Plastic Surgery, and by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, and Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery). He is also esteemed as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, indicating his profound commitment to medical excellence.


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I had a reduction by Dr. T., it was a really easy process.

Rated 5.0 out of 5
November 29, 2022

I had a reduction by Dr. T., it was a really easy process. The staff was very approachable, professional and responsive. I appreciated the quality of care and follow up visits. I am extremely happy with the results. I believed in his talents and my results reflect that talent too.

Meagan W

Dr. Lin is the Best

Rated 5.0 out of 5
November 22, 2020

My experience with Dr. Lin was phenomenal! He gave me the exact body I asked for and more. Dr. Lin was very efficient with everything. He has great patient to doctor communication. Dr. Lin always made sure all of my questions and concerns were addressed. Overall he just made me feel very comfortable with the whole procedure. Dr. Lin’s nurse Jill was very helpful also, she is very knowledgeable and she made sure I was able to contact her at any time both pre op and post op. The whole staff at Chicago Breast and Body were very friendly and professional.


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Rated 5.0 out of 5
September 2, 2018

I went to Dr. Truong when I wanted to get a breast reduction and it was the best decision I have ever made. Truly professional and a great surgeon. If I ever need another cosmetic surgery, I would use him in a heartbeat. I never found it hard to schedule follow-up or get in touch with him when I had a question or concern.

Yasmeen L

Best Doctor and Team!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
July 13, 2018

Before choosing Dr. T for my breast augmentation, I met with 5 other doctors in the Chicagoland area. I scheduled my appointment for surgery the same day of my first appointment with him, which for me was a no-brainer. Dr. Truong is a true professional, outstanding surgeon, great listener, answered all of my questions and, in fact, advised against the lift I was told by so many others, I needed. The office staff and Monika are absolutely, wonderful. Every step of this journey was fun, friendly, professional, even my surgery jitters we’re calmed by the amazing team surrounding Dr. T in the OR (which is so amazing) and best of all~ I am ecstatic with my results. He is the absolute best doctor. Can’t thank Chicago Breast and body and Dr. T enough!!!

giabianca1 R

By the next evening I was at the mall!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
June 6, 2018

I would highly recommend Dr. Truong and staff. I went to his office for a breast augmentation consultation and knew right away he was the doctor for me. He was honest, understanding and most of all, he listened to me. I booked my surgery and was excited to finally look and feel my best. The morning of my surgery was finally here! My Husband took me to the surgery center and the staff prepared me for the O.R. Dr. Truong came in and talked to me a bit, then walked me into the operating room. I woke up feeling groggy, but I had full breasts! I was in recovery for an hour or so when Dr. Truong came to see me. I was released and went home straight to bed. By the next evening I was at the mall! I didn’t need my pain meds anymore either! I am very satisfied with my results. I honestly can say that I would do it all over again. It was a very easy procedure for me even being I have never even had a tooth pulled. I have had a few checkups with Dr. Truong and everything is going well. I will definitely be going back to him in the future.

Mary S

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