Having a Breast Reduction Procedure

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons estimates that nearly 68,000 breast reduction procedures are performed each year. There are a few different reasons why these women chose to have a breast reduction. It is often related to things like significant weight loss, changes in breast shape and size after pregnancy, the natural processes of gravity and aging as well as back problems.

Be sure to tell Dr. Randall B. Weil about any medical conditions or medications you are taking. It’s a good idea to plan to take a week off from work, and avoid strenuous activities to allow your body to focus its resources on recovery. Most breast reductions are performed on an outpatient basis require you be fully sedated. This means you will need to arrange to have a friend or family member drive you home, until you are back on your feet.

It’s important that you don’t eat or drink anything after midnight of the day before the procedure. It’s also a good idea to dress in loose fitting clothes to better facilitate dressing and moving after the breast reduction surgery.

The incision strategy that Dr. Randall B. Weil employs will vary depending on the size of your breasts and the amount of reduction you would like. This will also be influenced by any changes you would like done to the size of your areola. Often times the breast reduction also includes removing some excess skin. This helps to firm up and improve overall breast shape.


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