Breast Reduction Information

Qualifications

  • You are physically healthy

  • You have realistic expectations

  • You don't smoke

  • You are bothered by feeling that your breasts are too large

  • You have breasts that limit your physical activity

  • You experience back, neck and shoulder pain caused by the weight of your breasts

  • You have shoulder indentations from bra straps

  • You have skin irritation beneath the breast crease


Preparation

  • Take certain medications or adjust your current medications

  • Stop smoking well in advance of surgery

  • Avoid taking aspirin and certain anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding

  • Be sure to arrange for someone to drive you home after surgery and someone to stay with you the first night after surgery

  • A medical evaluation


Recovery

Avoid lifting for 2 weeks


  • *Are not limited to:

  • Poor scarring

  • Loss of nipple/areola complex

  • Fatty necrosis

  • Loss of nipple sensation

  • Incision breakdown

  • Asymmetry

Unlikely Complications