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If you’ve had back problems related to the size and weight or your breasts, or you’ve had a significant change in body composition as a result of significant weight loss or pregnancy, you might be interested in a breast reduction.

The procedure is designed to remove a modest amount of breast tissue and skin from each of your breasts. This will effectively reduce them in size, while also lifting the breast.

Quality preparation and aftercare are very important to having a speedy recovery after a breast reduction.

Be sure to tell Dr. Oliver P. Simmons about any pre-existing medical conditions or medications you are taking. You should also plan to take some time off from work and avoid strenuous activities for at least a week following the breast reduction.

Since you will be fully sedated, you will need to have someone drive you home and help you around the house until you regain your strength.

You should not eat or drink anything after midnight the day before the procedure. It’s also a good idea to dress in loose fitting clothes to help make dressing and moving easier afterward.

The incision strategy Dr. Oliver P. Simmons uses will be influenced by the initial size of your breasts and the degree of reduction you would like performed. This might also factor in any other changes to the size, shape and location of your areola.

If a significant amount of tissue or skin is removed, Dr. Oliver P. Simmons might insert a drainage tube to help remove any blood from the area. If this is the case he will give you instructions to clean and maintain it.

If you are interested in a breast reduction surgery, you should call Dr. Oliver P. Simmons’s clinic in Lexington, South Carolina at 803-490-7644 to schedule a consultation.