There are a few different reasons why you might be interested in having a breast reduction. Some of the more common reasons include: significant weight loss, changes in breast shape and size after pregnancy, the natural processes of gravity and aging, as well as back problems.
During your initial consultation with Simmons Plastic Surgery you should let us know about any medical conditions or medications you are taking. You should arrange for some time off from work and avoid strenuous activities for at least a week after the breast reduction. Since breast reduction surgery often requires that you be fully sedated, you will need to arrange to have someone drive you home, and possibly help you until you are back on your feet.
You will need to avoid eating or drinking after midnight the day before the procedure. You should dress in loose fitting clothes to help make dressing and moving easier after the breast reduction.
The incision strategy used by Dr. Oliver P. Simmons will vary depending on the size of your breasts and the amount of reduction you would like. This will also be influenced by any changes you would like done to the size of your areola. Often times the breast reduction also includes removing some excess skin. This helps to firm up and improve overall breast shape.
If you are interested in a breast reduction, please call Simmons Plastic Surgery at 803-490-7644 to schedule a consultation.