What is Breast Reduction Plastic Surgery?

The objective of a breast reduction cosmetic surgery procedure is to decrease the size of the patient’s breasts and reshape the breasts to make them more proportionate to the body. The procedure also helps alleviate the physical discomfort due to oversized breasts.

Breast reduction is a popular procedure that provides benefits of enhancing the patient’s appearance while simultaneously reducing emotional and physical discomfort due to excessively large or pendulous breasts. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jacob Bloom provides breast reduction to patients in Chicago, IL and other cities and towns in this section of the Midwest.

When to Choose Breast Reduction?

The patient may consider a breast reduction plastic surgery if:

  • The breasts are overly large for the body frame and lead to back, neck, or shoulder discomfort.
  • If the patient has large breasts with oversized areolas and nipples.
  • If there is a difference in the size of both the breasts.
  • If the patient is uncomfortable and self-conscious about the size and appearance of her breasts.

Advantages of Breast Reduction

The benefits of a breast reduction surgery include:

  • The breasts will appear more proportionate with the rest of the body and more firm after the procedure.
  • The surgery will reduce discomfort occurring due to large breasts in the back, neck, and shoulder areas and enable easier breathing.
  • The patient will feel more confident and clothes will fit better.


The plastic surgeon will determine the best technique for the patient depending on the amount of reduction required, and the existing shape and size of the breasts. Sometimes the areolas and nipples may have to detached and moved to a new, higher level. Liposuction is another breast reduction option that is applicable to only certain types of patients (who have excess fatty tissue in the breasts).

How is a breast reduction procedure performed?

Breast reduction surgery typically takes two to three hours and is performed at a surgical center or hospital. The patient does not usually need an overnight stay. The surgeon places discreet incisions in pre-determined locations, and removes the surplus breast tissue, skin, and fat. The areola and nipple may be reattached to a different location.

The surgeon may decrease the size of the areola to make it more proportionate to the new breast size. The skin previously above the nipple is pulled down to reshape the breast. The surgeon may use liposuction to improve the under arm contour.

In case the patient’s breasts are uneven or unsymmetrical, the surgeon will take more tissue out of one breast. Then they will mold the remaining fat and skin to develop a more youthful, firmer breast shape. In most cases, the surgeon will place temporary drains in the breasts to remove excess fluid.

The incisions on the breasts are then closed using sutures that travel from the deep tissue to the outer layers (the skin).

How Long Will the Results Sustain?

A consistent size of the breasts can be maintained in the long run if the patient does not lose or gain significant amounts of weight, or gets pregnant. Reliable cosmetic surgeon Dr. Jacob Bloom receives patients from Chicago, IL and other neighborhoods and communities in The Prairie State for breast reduction.

Successful and focused cosmetic surgeon Dr. Jacob Bloom receives patients from Chicago, IL, and other suburbs and cities in this part of the center of the country for a breast lift.