American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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Breast Reduction

Reduction Mammaplasty

A breast reduction removes excess breast tissue and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with your body and alleviate discomfort.

What should I expect during a consultation for breast reduction surgery?

The success and safety of your breast reduction procedure highly depends on your complete candidness during your consultation. You'll be asked a number of questions about your health, desires and lifestyle.

During your breast reduction consultation be prepared to discuss:

  • Why you want the surgery, your expectations and desired outcome
  • Medical conditions, drug allergies and medical treatments
  • Use of current medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco and drugs
  • Previous surgeries
  • Family history of breast cancer and results of any mammograms or previous biopsies

Your plastic surgeon will also:

  • Evaluate your general health status and any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors
  • Examine your breasts, and may take detailed measurements of their size and shape, skin quality, placement of your nipples and areolas
  • Take photographs for your medical record
  • Discuss your options and recommend a course of treatment
  • Discuss likely outcomes of your breast reduction procedure and any risks or potential complications
  • Discuss the use of anesthesia during your procedure for breast reduction

The consultation is the time to ask your plastic surgeon questions. To help, we have prepared a checklist of questions to ask your breast reduction surgeon that you can take with you to your consultation.



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