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Planning for Breast Reduction Surgery

Planning for Breast Reduction Surgery

Overly large breasts can cause many physical and psychological problems, especially if they are disproportionately large. Your excessively large breasts can be a nuisance from back pain to shoulder grooves, shortness of breath, headaches, and rashes. Fortunately, you can now reduce the size of your breasts, thanks to breast reduction surgery. For this procedure to be successful, it requires proper planning and execution. In this article, you’ll learn how to plan for breast reduction surgery.

What’s Breast Reduction?

Also referred to as reduction mammoplasty, breast reduction is a surgical procedure meant for removing excess fat, skin, and tissue from your overly large breasts. While many women have this procedure for cosmetic reasons, some medical situations may necessitate breast reduction. For instance, if your breasts are causing severe skin rash or severe shoulder and back pain, consider reducing them to a manageable size.

How to Plan for Breast Reduction Surgery

Finding the Right Plastic Surgeon

Therefore, the first task should be to research widely on the available surgeons in your region who can perform a successful reduction mammoplasty. Some of the basic things to look for in a plastic surgeon for this procedure include a certificate from the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) and a practicing license. Also, read as many reviews as possible to get a picture of what to expect from the surgeon. If your relative or friend recently had a successful breast reduction surgery, ask them for a referral.

Set Goals and Expectations

Since the decision to reduce your breast is personal, pick the clinic and the surgeon for yourself. Also, have concrete reasons for the surgery and keep your expectations realistic. Remember that this procedure doesn’t cure depression or dysmorphic disorder.

Put Your Finances Together

Unless the surgeon is doing you a favor, your breast reduction surgery will cost you money. So, make sure you have enough money to finance the procedure and take care of your bills during recovery.

Plan for Your Recovery

You need to plan for your recovery in advance. For instance, find someone to assist you with important chores like shopping, housework, and other errands during this period. Also, make sure your house is safe for you during recovery by putting in place the necessary fixtures needed for recovery.

Book an Appointment

Once everything is in place, book an appointment with your preferred surgeon. They will advise you on what to do a few days and hours before the surgery.

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