Breast Reduction

Dr. Rebecca Garza and Dr. Gus Galante’s breast reduction patients from Munster, Crown Point, and surrounding communities often say their procedures have significantly improved their lives and enhanced their self-esteem. Many say they waited too long to have the procedure. Dr. Garza and Dr. Galante, who are both board-certified plastic surgeons, perform breast reduction to help Indiana women who experience back, shoulder and neck pain because of their overly large breasts. This procedure can also relieve the physical restrictions, clothing issues and unwanted attention often associated with excessive breast size.

If you live in or near Northwest Indiana and breast reduction might help you, request a consultation using the online form, or schedule an appointment by calling (800) 721-3244.

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

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Before & After Breast Reduction Case 69 View #1 View in Schererville, IN
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Case #69

As a registered nurse who was constantly on the go, this 55-year-old woman wanted to reduce the size of her breasts to alleviate her back and neck pain. Her breasts filled a 38DDD bra size and put unnecessary strain on her neck and shoulders, so she decided to search for a plastic surgeon in Indiana who could deliver the relief she was lookin... Read More
Before & After Breast Reduction Case 67 View #1 View in Schererville, IN
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Case #67

This 18-year old from Indiana, had naturally large breasts that caused her neck pain and frequent headaches. She filled a 36 D bra size, and the weight on her bra straps created uncomfortable grooving on her shoulders. These concerns prompted her to seek out a plastic surgeon in Indiana.At her private consultation, I explained how... Read More
Before & After Breast Reduction Case 68 View #1 View in Schererville, IN
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Case #68

This 42-year-old patient from Indiana, filled a 42 DDD bra and felt it was time to think about breast reduction in Indiana. She liked the fact that her breasts were full and rounded, but felt that their position and size just did not flatter her body the way she would have preferred, and she was very unhappy with the back pain and bra-st... Read More
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Case #204

This 52 year old patient presented to our plastic surgery office in Schererville, Indiana complaining of heavy, sagging breasts. She underwent a breast reduction to relieve the symptoms, but this procedure also improves the appearance of the breasts as well.  Read More

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

Talking It Over

In general, breast reduction can improve your quality of life. It offers a wide range of benefits including:

  • Enhanced self-esteem
  • Freedom from the physical pain and burden of heavy breasts
  • Relief from self-consciousness over unwanted attention
  • Increased ability to comfortably participate in physical activities such as jogging, horseback riding, and dancing

During your consultation, you can ask questions and discuss your goals and concerns with complete confidentiality. Either Dr. Garza or Dr. Galante will explain all of your options for surgery and possible outcomes. To help communicate your goals, you may want to bring pictures of breast sizes and shapes you like.

Procedure Specifics

You will be under general anesthesia, so you will sleep through your surgery. Dr. Galante and Dr. Garza normally perform breast reduction as an outpatient procedure, meaning you can return home the same day. However, you will need someone to drive you home and care for you for the first few days.

During the procedure, Dr. Galante or Dr. Garza removes excess skin, fat and tissue from the breasts. They also reposition the nipples and, if desired, reduce the size of the areolas (the darker skin surrounding the nipples). He then reshapes the breasts to make them physically smaller yet natural-looking.

Dr. Galante and Dr. Garza

Welcome to Our Practice

Board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Rebecca Garza and Dr. Gus Galante have established a plastic surgery practice dedicated to providing personalized care that gives you the confidence to make educated decisions about your surgery. Together with a hand-selected team of professionals who share our passion for patient care, we offer a range of surgical procedures designed to help you look and feel your best.

Impeccable Credentials

Both Dr. Garza and Dr. Galante are fellowship-trained plastic surgeons at the forefront of the aesthetic surgery field. They are each active in professional associations and have given back to the community by donating their time and services to local charity organizations.

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More Information

  • Dr. Galante and Dr. Garza also perform a breast lift as part of your breast reduction. To only correct issues such as sagging and skin laxity with minimal to no removal of breast tissue, he may recommend a breast lift instead of a reduction procedure.
  • For answers to some common questions about cosmetic procedures, review our FAQs page.

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After Your Breast Reduction Procedure

After surgery, you will have stitches and possibly drainage tubes to remove any excess fluids. Your breasts will be bandaged for support and to protect the incisions. You will receive detailed instructions about keeping the incisions clean, and the stitches will be removed within the first week.

A Reputation Built on Results

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Recovery from breast reduction surgery is usually less painful than most women expect. This is because the nerves and skin at the surgery site have been stretched considerably for a long time, which makes them less sensitive. You will be sore for a few days, and you can manage any discomfort with prescribed medication. You can resume light activities after a few days, depending on your level of soreness.

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