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Renee Burke, MD
18 East Dundee Road Building #3, Suite 200
Barrington, IL 60010
Phone: (847) 382-4400
Practice hours
Monday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Breast Reduction

Overly large breasts can make your body look out of proportion, and additionally can have physical consequences, placing unnecessary stress on your neck, shoulders, and back. If you are uncomfortable or self-conscious with your naturally large breast size, Dr. Burke may recommend a Breast Reduction, also known as Reduction Mammaplasty. Breast reduction surgically reduces breast volume and reshapes the size of your breasts to bring better proportion to your body and improve body image.

Breast Reduction
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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Breast Reduction After Back Pain

This is a pleasant 21-year old female suffering from back, shoulder, and neck pain as a result of having large breasts. She presented with DD cup sized breasts and desired a B cup for both breasts. Pre-operatively, the patient was found to have assymetrical breasts and through consultation found a bilateral breast reduction to be her best option.... Read More
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This is a pleasant 47 year old female who came to Dr. Burke seeking a breast reduction. This woman's quality of life was hindered by her large breasts. Not only did she suffer from neck, back, and shoulder pain, but she wasn't able to do enjoyable physical activities due to the size of her breasts. Dr. Burke removed 996 grams from the right breast... Read More
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Breast Reduction After Neck and Back Pain

This is a pleasant 54-year old patient who came into our Barrington office looking to consult on a breast reduction surgery. This patient had suffered from neck and back pain as a result of the size of her breasts, and despite her efforts at weight loss she experienced no change in her breast size. This is a very important issue to address, as it... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Determining Your Eligibility

Most prospective breast reduction patients have questions about their eligibility for the procedure and the insurance approval process. Typically, insurance companies require a certain amount of breast tissue to be removed. They determine the necessary amount using the Schnur Sliding Scale, a reference table that matches body surface area to an average amount of breast tissue that’s removed during breast reduction. Insurance companies usually require at least the amount of breast tissue listed on the Schnur Scale be removed during surgery before agreeing to cover the procedure. This ensures that patients are approved based on medical necessity, rather than aesthetics.

For example, if your body surface area is 2.55, your insurance company will likely require that your surgeon agree to remove at least 1662 grams of tissue—the amount listed on the scale. If you’re not sure what your body surface area is, you can use the calculator here.

Are You Covered?

Your insurance company likely needs some information before approving your breast reduction. Learn if you’re eligible with the Schnur Sliding Scale, the same tool used by insurance companies.

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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.

Meet Dr. Renee Burke

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Burke creates exceptional results by combining the skill of an accomplished plastic surgeon with empathy and compassion.

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.

Schedule Your Consultation

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

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