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BREAST REDUCTION SURGERY

“When I was 18 years old, I began to have back problems and always thought that part of the problem was my large breasts. I never had the guts to say or do anything, so I suffered through the pain. When I was 23, I injured my back at work and my mom suggested a breast reduction. We inquired about Dr. Eckhardt and I went for the consultation. He explained the surgery to me. I decided to have the surgery, knowing that I would always regret it if I didn’t. I had the surgery on a Thursday morning, and was so nervous I nearly fainted before going into the operating room. My surgery went well and I left the hospital the following morning. I was back to work in a week, loving my new look. I no longer have back or shoulder pain and I am much more confident in myself. I went from a large 38DD to a 38C and I have never felt better about myself.” - J.T.*

*Individual results may vary. The information, testimonials, videos and patient photos provided on this website are for informational purposes only and should not serve as a substitute for a professional consultation or advice. Please contact our office to arrange a consultation with Dr. Eckhardt to find out the types of services and procedures that are best suited to your medical or aesthetic needs. Every written testimonial on this site is a voluntary, self-submitted account from one of our patients. Full names and/or faces have been eliminated from testimonials and before/after photos when requested to protect the privacy of our patients. Our before & after photos may not be copied, shared or used in any other way without written permission of Dr. Eckhardt, MD FACS in Moline, IL. 

“I’m sure you wonder, ‘why would I have this surgery at the age of 73?’ There were several reasons. First it was pain, neck and shoulders from past accidents resulting in torn rotation cuffs right and left. Next was the summer rash, which usually resulted in yeast infection. Finally it was trying to find a bra that truly gave the support I required. I decided if my current mammogram was clear I would look into having a breast reduction. It was and I did! The change has been far more beneficial than I anticipated. The reasons for the surgery were all resolved. I am daily amazed (and amused) at my new freedom. I move my arms more freely. I have a bra that is comfortable, supportive and doesn’t drag my shoulders down. I can lift with my arms without crushing my body. I can sit on a couch and trim my toenails in a comfortable range. I can wear a button front blouse that stays buttoned and does not gap. I enjoy the NEW fit of my clothes and appearance.” - L.M.G*

At first I was nervous and ashamed of my breasts. However, my back and neck pain gave me the courage to address my problem. I made a consultation appointment with Dr. Eckhardt for breast reduction. I regretted waiting as long as I had because there was nothing to be nervous or ashamed of.  Dr. Eckhardt and his staff did an outstanding job of making me feel comfortable and at ease about my decision to have the surgery. Since having the surgery I feel great! I have had no more neck pain or backaches.  I feel like I fit in better with other women. I am more proportioned and like the way I look and feel in my clothes. I feel really good about myself and have a lot more confidence. Having breast reduction is one of the best things I've done for myself.” - M.W.*

“I was very nervous at the first office visit with Dr. Eckhardt; he put me at ease with his nice mannerism. Dr. Eckhardt did not make me feel embarrassed at all. I am very glad that I had my surgery and wish I had done it a long time ago. Not only did I have back trouble, but it felt like people of all ages were staring at me. Now I can walk in public and hold my head up, knowing that I fit in my clothes comfortably. I feel much better and have more confidence. Thank you for helping me to improve myself.” - R.B.*

“I feel ten years younger!  My shoulder pain is gone, and I have gone from being a couch potato to the ‘workout queen.’ Dr. Eckhardt is extremely professional and gave me the time that I needed to ask a huge list of questions. Thanks to Dr. Eckhardt's skill. I had the confidence last summer to apply and obtain a job teaching in the junior high level, which is something I never would have done before surgery. Friends and family were absolutely amazed at the transformation in my figure, and I've even been asked who my physician is. The Trinity hospital was extremely comfortable, like being in a nice hotel, and the staff in Dr. Eckhardt's office is very welcoming and pleasant. Overall, it was a very pleasant experience, and I would do it all over again.” - N.K.*

“When I contacted Dr. Eckhardt, I was a 42DDD. I was suffering from constant backaches, which limited my activities. Dr. Eckhardt went through the procedure with me step by step. He was very personable and professional. He did the surgery and at my request, he took my breast size down to a 42C. After the surgery when I went home, his staff took the time to call and see how I was doing. It has been a year and I am so pleased with the results. I would recommend him to anyone. My life has definitely changed for the better since I don't have the constant back pain anymore. Dr. Eckhardt did a great job and my breasts have not looked this good since high school. Thank you Dr. Eckhardt.” - M. M.*

“Breast reduction at 67-oh YES! I attended Dr. Eckhardt's seminar just to see what it was all about & to meet him. I was a 38-40 DDD. I love yard work. Very active and if you are this size, you know the ‘bother & discomfort’ that large breasts are. You bend over – and they fall out. Clothes are a problem. And my big problem was bad backaches. I dreamt of this procedure for a long time, but felt it was an impossible dream. Dr. Aric Eckhardt's presentation was so thorough. He answered all questions. I was impressed with him and made my first appointment with a good list of 25 questions. I need to know all I can about the procedure before I decide. He answered all & more - so graciously- didn't hurry me. I left there on ‘cloud nine’ and ready for surgery in the next hour if possible. To make my final decision, I needed my own personal physical opinion & I was ‘oh yes-go for it-your back should be so much better.’ I set up my appointment with Dr. Eckhardt for surgery and the rest is history. Surgery & recovery were a snap – I still can't believe the little pain – I would call it discomfort. I sailed through it – I wanted it so bad, so having a great surgeon made the difference. My doctor complimented Dr. Eckhardt's skill. Scars are about all faded at 10 months. So dreams do come true. Words cannot describe how great I feel. It’s unbelievable. One regret – why didn't I do it 30 years ago?? Thank you Dr. Eckhardt for a successful surgery and taking me as a patient. I was blessed with such an excellent surgeon for my Doctor.” - C.P.*

*Individual results may vary. The information, testimonials, videos and patient photos provided on this website are for informational purposes only and should not serve as a substitute for a professional consultation or advice. Please contact our office to arrange a consultation with Dr. Eckhardt to find out the types of services and procedures that are best suited to your medical or aesthetic needs. Every written testimonial on this site is a voluntary, self-submitted account from one of our patients. Full names and/or faces have been eliminated from testimonials and before/after photos when requested to protect the privacy of our patients. Our before & after photos may not be copied, shared or used in any other way without written permission of Dr. Eckhardt, MD FACS in Moline, IL. 

“I had been large-breasted since my high school days and I hated it. I was very active in sports (and still am) and they caused back and shoulder pain. I had thought about having a breast reduction done, but never knew anyone who had gone through the procedure, so I lived with my situation. Finally, a friend of mine went to see Dr. Eckhardt, and shortly thereafter had a breast reduction. After talking with her about the process and how she felt after, I decided it was definitely something I wanted done. So, I called and made an appointment. My husband and I went for the consultation and were very comfortable with Dr. Eckhardt. He explained the procedure and the aftercare. We had the pre-approval done through our insurance company and the surgery was scheduled. My surgery was on a Thursday morning and I left the hospital on Friday morning. It was a little uncomfortable, but I was never in extreme pain. I couldn't wait for that first week to be over to see the results of my surgery. I had approximately 4 and ½ pounds removed from each breast. Six weeks later I was playing softball and enjoying my new look. My husband is pleased with the surgery as well. Had I known how easy it was going to be, I would have had the surgery many years ago. Dr. Eckhardt did a great job and I would recommend his expertise to anyone!” - C.D.W.*

“Deciding to have breast reduction surgery was the best decision I have ever made. Dr. Eckhardt reduced me two sizes giving me the size I requested. Dr. Eckhardt is very attentive. He and his staff helped me feel comfortable and answered all of my questions before and after surgery. I also attended one Dr. Eckhardt's seminars. They are very informative and answered many of my questions. Since my breasts were a defining feature, I was worried that after surgery I wouldn't feel like myself, but I haven't missed my old figure a bit. Knowing the discomfort I would feel, I would still have surgery all over again. I have been very pleased with my experience.” - J.F.*

“I am so incredibly thrilled with my results. Having this surgery was definitely one of the best decisions of my life. Not only did Dr. Eckhardt do a wonderful job, but the care and service I received from all the staff before, during and after my procedure was phenomenal. Having the surgery definitely improved my quality of life. My neck and back pain don’t hurt as much because they no longer have the amount of strain and stress that they did before. My posture has improved and so has the way that I carry myself day to day. I have more confidence now than ever and movement is an easier thing now. Once again, thank you to Dr. Eckhardt and his staff for everything. I am truly blessed!” - C.I.O.*

“At the age of 55 I became a new woman! After many years of back and shoulder pain, I decided to take the plunge and have a breast reduction. Being a woman under 5' tall, I found it embarrassing and uncomfortable to have a breast and bra size of 34DD. I talked to many people who had undergone the same surgery, and their reply was ‘I wished I had done it sooner.’ I encourage all women experiencing the same discomfort to have the surgery. Dr. Aric Eckhardt did a wonderful job answering all my questions and concerns, performing the surgery, and following up after surgery. His artistry and perfection enabled me to be proud and much more comfortable with my new look. I encourage all women facing this problem to be confident and undergo the surgery performed by Dr. Eckhardt. It changed my life.” - J.S.S.*

“After years of suffering with lower back pain and pain between my shoulder blades and regular visits to the chiropractor, I decided to do something about it. The first thing I did was made a consultation with Dr. Eckhardt. I then decided to get a breast reduction and tummy tuck. It’s been 6 months later and I am so glad I did. I am not only without back pain but I look and feel 100% better. The pain was moderate but didn’t last long. I was back to work in no time. I would tell anyone who is thinking about getting a reduction and tummy tuck to go for it – it is so worth it. I would do it all over again. I am so happy with the results that Dr. Eckhardt gave me.” – Anonymous, Breast Reduction & Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)*

“Having a tummy tuck and breast reduction was a very good choice for me. I haven't felt this good in I don't know how long. I constantly had back pains and migraine headaches. Which didn't leave me in the best of moods. Ever since I had these surgeries I've had very few headaches and no back pain to speak of. Dr. Eckhardt and his staff were very thorough and kind to me before, during, and after my surgeries. I'm glad I chose him for my surgeon.” H.J.K. – Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) & Breast Reduction Surgery*

“Before I went through the surgery.  I had to crack my back every day, and the pain in my neck and shoulders drove me crazy. I wore big shirts to hide myself, all that people saw was how big my chest was. Well, I went through with the surgery and I feel great. I can now wear shirts that fit me and walk with my head up high. It is the best thing I could have done for myself.  I just wish I would have done it years ago.” - K.F.*

This is the best thing to happen to me. I can now get bras for $10-$15 each, instead of $50 each. I can get them in color a lot easier, and I can get tops in the women's section instead of the men's section. Men look at my face now. More then a hand full is a waste. I can now see my feet, for the first time in 30 years, but then I can also see my fat belly when I lay down they don't go east and west anymore. I would tell everyone to have it done early instead of waiting. I have fewer headaches, backaches, and I lost weight. I would do it again in a heart beat.” - N.T.*

“I was having shortness of breath. I had been to heart doctors, thinking I had problems with my heart. I was recommended to Dr. Eckhardt. My breasts were very large for my stature. Dr. Eckhardt took one look at me and knew I was a candidate for breast reconstruction. Since my surgery, I feel and look 100% better. My clothes even look better on me. Friends tell me how good I look. Thanks Dr. Eckhardt.” - C.S.*

“Dr. Eckhardt was very nice and professional. I am very happy with the results. I feel more confident and comfortable with myself now; everyone is not staring at me or recognizes me as the girl with a huge chest. Staff was very nice. It definitely changed my life. Thank You.” - J.B.*

“I wish I had my breast reduction ten years ago. I feel better, and my clothes fit. There was almost no pain, just a little discomfort.” - Anonymous*

“Dr. Eckhardt has given me my life back. I feel 20 years younger, no longer have back pain and I feel great! He and his staff are the best and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone. Thank you!”  - J.F., Breast Reduction & Tummy Tuck Surgery (Abdominoplasty)*

“Getting a reduction was the best thing I ever did for myself. I don't have back pain anymore and I can look in the mirror now and actually like my image.” - J.T.*

“I had my operation October 7, 2003. It was very painful, but after a few months I started to feel better. My back and shoulders hurt a lot less, and I like the new size and shape of my new breasts. Thanks Dr. Eckhardt, I am very happy now.” - J.W.*

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*Individual results may vary. The information, testimonials, videos and patient photos provided on this website are for informational purposes only and should not serve as a substitute for a professional consultation or advice. Please contact our office to arrange a consultation with Dr. Eckhardt to find out the types of services and procedures that are best suited to your medical or aesthetic needs. Every written testimonial on this site is a voluntary, self-submitted account from one of our patients. Full names and/or faces have been eliminated from testimonials and before/after photos when requested to protect the privacy of our patients. Our before & after photos may not be copied, shared or used in any other way without written permission of Dr. Eckhardt, MD FACS in Moline, IL.