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Breast Reduction Tips

Breast reduction tips help patients prepare for, undergo, and recover from breast reduction surgery while minimizing complications. Breast reduction tips such as the following include ways to choose doctors, avoid infection, and speed healing:

  • Find a breast reduction surgeon with whom you are comfortable, be sure to ask any questions you may have and thoroughly review the procedure prior to surgery.
  • If you are a smoker, you may want to quit smoking prior to surgery; smoking drastically increases the chances of skin death and slows the healing process significantly, which could result in heavy scarring
  • Choose a sedation method that you are comfortable with; make certain you will be comfortable during the surgery
  • Follow all your doctor's instructions after the surgery and ask questions if you need clarification on anything
  • Keep the incision sites clean and immediately call the doctor if you notice any signs of infection
  • Go to all of your follow-up appointments so that the surgeon can monitor the progress of your healing