Is breast reduction surgery right for me?
What should I expect during my consultation?
Your consultation will help you to determine if breast reduction surgery is the right choice for you. During your consultation, your doctor will explain the full procedure to you and will ask you several questions including:
- Why do you want breast reduction surgery?
- What are your expectations for the procedure?
- What is your desired outcome?
- Do you have any drug allergies?
- What previous medical treatments have you received?
- Have you had any previous surgeries? If so, what were they?
- Are you pregnant or planning to become pregnant?
In addition to asking these questions, Dr. Johnson will use your consultation to evaluate your general health status and any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors you may have, discuss your breast reduction surgery options, examine and measure your breasts, take photographs for your medical record, recommend a course of treatment, discuss likely outcomes of breast reduction surgery and any risks or potential complications, and answer your questions.
What should I expect before my breast reduction surgery?
Before your breast reduction surgery, you may be asked to get lab testing or a medical evaluation, take certain medications or adjust your current medications, stop smoking, and avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements that may increase bleeding.
We will also give you special instructions about what to do the night before and morning of your surgery and regarding your post-operative care and follow-up appointments.