Breast Reduction

Relief for Patients Dealing with Uncomfortable or Painfully Large Breasts in Naperville and Western Chicago

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Why Choose Breast Reduction?

How Does Breast Reduction Work?

What Breast Reduction Results Can I Expect?*

Breast reduction patients will be able to see their results right away. Many are overwhelmed with excitement due to the life-changing procedure.

Breast reduction does leave noticeable scars, although these faint lines will be covered by your bra or bathing suit and will continue to fade over the years. Dr. Bull makes every effort to make these scars as small and inconspicuous as possible.

Also, while Dr. Bull’s goal is to make the newly reduced breasts as even as possible, there could still be some minor asymmetry after the surgery. Most women naturally have some breast asymmetry, but the size difference is rarely noticeable to observers.

Some patients may experience a persistent loss or reduced feeling in their nipples or breasts, but this condition is usually temporary. Because the areola and nipples are repositioned—not removed or reconstructed—sensation is maintained, as is the possibility of breastfeeding.

Future breast-feeding may be affected by the procedure and is unpredictable.

*Individual patient results may vary.

Meet Dr. John Bull, Jr. MD, FACS

Board-certified and highly accomplished plastic surgeon Dr. John Bull is not just committed to providing beautiful cosmetic surgery results in a safe and comforting environment. He also wants every patient to feel heard, understood, and confident in their choice.

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What Is Recovery Like After Breast Reduction?*

Nearly 90 percent of reduction patients go home the same day as their surgery, even if the procedure is performed at the hospital.

Keep in mind that there will be some post-surgical swelling and bruising that will keep the ultimate results from being visible at first. Most bruising from the procedure should be gone within a couple of weeks, and the swelling generally subsides around eight to 12 weeks after breast reduction surgery.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Breast Reduction in Western Chicago?

Breast reduction is typically performed for physical relief rather than purely cosmetic reasons. Most women who have a breast reduction have been troubled by very large, sagging breasts for a number of years and feel that the weight restricts them from certain activities and may even cause them physical discomfort.

The best candidates are those who are mature enough to fully understand the procedure and have realistic expectations about the results. In most cases, a breast reduction is performed when a woman’s breasts are fully developed. The procedure can, however, be done earlier if large breasts are causing serious physical discomfort.


“I am six weeks post-op from a breast reduction with Dr. Bull and I could not be happier. I researched and spoke with a few doctors about this procedure and by far, Dr. Bull was the most knowledgeable and caring doctor that I met. Dr. Bull answered all of my questions, listened to my concerns and explained the entire process until I was comfortable. The surgery went very well and I had moderate pain for a few days afterward and from there it was mildly uncomfortable for a few more days. I received excellent care from Dr. Bull and his entire staff. I cannot say enough about this office and their level of professionalism and compassion. If I had to do it all over again, I would in an instant. I have already recommended this office and especially Dr. Bull to my friends and family. Thank you, Dr. Bull!!”*

- Mitzi, Patient

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*Individual Results May Vary

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