What to Expect From a Breast-Reduction Surgery

Breast reduction procedures continue to grow in popularity each year. Some reasons why women are interested in a breast reduction can be related to significant weight loss, changes in breast shape and size after pregnancy, the natural processes of gravity and aging, and back problems.

During your initial consultation at Randall B. Weil MD, FACS, you should tell your surgeon about any medical conditions you have or any medications you are taking. It’s best to take some time off from work and avoid strenuous activities for at least a week after the procedure.

Because breast reduction requires sedation, you will need to have someone drive you to and from your appointment.

You will need to avoid eating or drinking after midnight the day before the procedure. You should dress in loose-fitting clothes that will make dressing and moving easier after the breast reduction.

The incision strategy your surgeon employs will depend on the size of your breasts and the amount of reduction you would like. This will also be influenced by the changes you would like made to the size of your areola. Oftentimes, the breast reduction also includes removing some excess skin. This helps harden and improve overall breast shape.

If you are interested in a breast reduction in San Francisco, California, please call Randall B. Weil MD, FACS for a consultation with Dr. Randall B. Weil.

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