How to prepare for breast reduction

Breast reduction surgery helps to alleviate discomfort and achieve a more balanced silhouette.

If you are considering breast reduction surgery, it is likely that you have a lot of questions about the procedure. To begin the process, you will need to arrange a consultation with your surgeon so that you can find out everything you need to know about the surgery. Read on to find out how you can prepare for the procedure and how we can help…

For those residing in the Melbourne area, consulting a renowned plastic surgeon in Melbourne like Associate Professor Dean White will offer tailored recommendations based on individual needs. 

How to prepare?

Before you undergo surgery, Associate Professor White will look at your medical history and evaluate your overall health. He will confirm that the surgery is right for you, and discuss your goals and expectations for the surgery. At this stage, it is a good idea to raise any questions you might have regarding the surgery. Associate Professor White will take some time to explain the steps of the procedure with you, as well as the risks associated with the surgery. Your breasts will be examined and measured and photographs will be taken for your medical records.

When you are ready to schedule your surgery, our team will confirm your specific anaesthetist. You may also need to have some laboratory tests performed.

Associate Professor White will let you know which medications and supplements that you should avoid before surgery.  

What to expect from the recovery period?

If you decide to go ahead with breast reduction surgery, you should be aware that you will need to take some time to recover and heal. Your breasts will be dressed with waterproof dressings and you usually have a tube placed to drain excess blood and fluid from your body. Associate Professor White will let you know which medications you can take to help alleviate any pain and discomfort you may experience following surgery. You usually will need to stay in the hospital for a night after your surgery.  

You can expect some swelling, bruising and sensitivity at the site of surgery for the first week or so after your procedure. You will be provided with a  garment during this time for support and to aid the healing process. Associate Professor White will let you know how long you should avoid strenuous physical activity for — most patients are able to resume normal day to day activities around two weeks following surgery, although heavy lifting and exercise should be avoided for around six weeks.

How can we help?

Associate Professor Dean White offers breast reduction surgery for patients who would like to reduce the size of their breasts and have them reshaped for an enhanced appearance. Many women choose to undergo the surgery in order to alleviate neck and back pain and to achieve a more balanced body shape. Read about what the procedure involves as well as some of the risks you should consider in breast reduction surgery.

If you are considering a breast reduction procedure, we encourage you to come in for an initial consultation so that you can discuss your concerns, questions and aesthetic goals in detail. Associate Professor White will take the time to explain the procedure to you, and let you know how you can best prepare for the surgery, as well as what to expect from the recovery period.

If you would like to make an appointment to see Associate Professor Dean White, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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