While breast augmentation continues to be one of our most popular procedures, we’re noticing that more and more women are coming in for breast reduction surgery.
Any surgery requires quite a bit of research, and the decision to have a breast reduction is no different. In order to help learn all you can, we’ve assembled a list of things you should know before your procedure.
- You are going to feel fantastic after your recovery! The back, neck, and shoulder pain you experience is likely to diminish as a result of the surgery. It will be easier to stand with straight posture and your confidence will soar.
- Save the new bra shopping for later. We know, it’s hard to resist the urge, but your breasts are tender and somewhat swollen in the first few weeks (or months) after surgery, and many patients report that the surgical bras are quite comfortable. We suggest waiting until you are fully recovered before heading to Victoria’s Secret.
- Prepare your significant other. You breasts will be bruised, swollen, and may have drains in place right after your procedure. Caregivers should be ready to help and need to know what they’re getting into.
- It’s important to avoid heavy lifting in the first few weeks after your surgery. Give your body time to recover.
- Everyone recovers at their own rate, and sleep is your friend. Plan to be at home for at least a week, if not more. You’ll need to wait to drive until you are fully cleared by our staff.
- Take before photos. You’ll want to have your own collection of before and after photos. In many cases, your new look will be so different, it will be hard to believe (or remember) what you looked like before.
- Be sure to communicate with us so we’re on the same page about results and expectations. Everyone has their own idea about the perfect look. It’s important we discuss what is realistic.
If you ‘re ready to take the next step towards breast reduction surgery, give us a call! We’re happy to help and thoroughly discuss your options.