Breast Reduction Consultation and Preparing for Surgery

During your consultation be prepared to discuss:

  • Your surgical goals
  • Medical conditions, drug allergies, and medical treatments
  • Current medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco, and drug use
  • Previous surgeries
  • Family history of breast cancer and results of any mammograms or previous biopsies

Your surgeon will also:

  • Evaluate your general health status and any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors
  • Examine your breasts and may take detailed measurements on their size, skin quality, and location of your nipples and areolas
  • Take photographs
  • Discuss your options
  • Recommend a course of treatment
  • Discuss likely outcomes of breast reduction and any risks or potential complications
  • Discuss the use of anesthesia during your breast reduction

Prior to surgery, you may be asked to:

  • Get lab testing or a medical evaluation
  • Take certain medications or adjust your current medications
  • Provide the results of your most recent mammogram, or obtain a new mammogram if you are not up to date with recommended guidelines
  • Stop smoking
  • Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding

Breast reduction surgery may be performed in an accredited office-based surgical facility, licensed ambulatory surgical center, or a hospital. If your breast reduction is performed on an outpatient basis, be sure to arrange for someone to drive you to and from surgery and to stay with you for at least the first night following surgery.

Be sure to ask your plastic surgeon questions.  It’s very important to understand all aspects of your breast reduction. It’s natural to feel some anxiety, whether it’s excitement for your anticipated new look or a bit of preoperative stress.  Don’t be shy about discussing these feelings with your plastic surgeon.

For your private consultation call 713-360-6857