Breast Reduction

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For some women, overly large breasts can be both an emotional and physical burden. However, it is possible to find relief from self-consciousness and discomfort with breast reduction surgery. Breast reduction from Chicago plastic surgeon Dr. Sandeep Jejurikar improves body proportions and quality of life.

To learn more about breast reduction, you can contact Dr. Jejurikar online or call Dr. Jejurikar's office at (630) 960-0023 in Downers Grove.

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Breast Reduction Considerations

The problems associated with overly large breasts are very real and can have a significant impact on the lives of women. Some of these problems include:

  • Unwanted attention
  • Back, neck, and shoulder pain
  • Discomfort during exercise
  • Pain where bra straps dig into shoulders
  • Skin rashes

Breast reduction is not a strictly cosmetic enhancement. Because the procedure serves a medical purpose in addition to providing cosmetic improvement, it can be considered a reconstructive procedure and may be covered by health insurance. Dr. Jejurikar's knowledgeable staff can assist you in determining if your procedure will be covered.

The Breast Reduction Procedure

Dr. Jejurikar develops a unique treatment plan for each patient. He performs breast reduction in suburban Chicago by using one of several incision patterns to remove excess skin and tissue. Incisions may be made around the areola, vertically down from the areola to the crease, and, in some instances, along the crease. After incisions have been made and excess tissue has been removed, Dr. Jejurikar may use liposuction in the Chicago area to remove excess fat as needed. He may also need to reduce the size of the areola or move it to a higher position on the breast. In many cases a breast lift is performed in conjunction with the breast reduction, both to lighten the breasts and to improve their shape and position.

Meet Dr. Jejurikar

Dr. Sandeep Jejurikar is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is committed to helping you look and feel your very best.

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Dr. Jejurikar

Dr. Sandeep Jejurikar is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is committed to helping you look and feel your very best.

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Recovery & Results

Although there will be some swelling after the procedure, the results of breast reduction are noticeable immediately. A special support bra protects the new breast shape and reduces post-surgical discomfort. Dr. Jejurikar provides very clear instructions to ensure a proper recovery.

When women return to their normal routine and all swelling has subsided, they usually find that they are able to enjoy activities that were previously uncomfortable, feel relief from back pain, and maybe even feel more confident wearing form-fitting clothing.

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