This procedure can be an excellent option for women who seek to ease the physical symptoms and cosmetic impact caused by excessively large breasts.
Large breasts can result from excess glandular or adipose(fatty) tissue. The surgical procedures (including the incisions and associated scars) to reduce the size of the breasts can vary but are generally very acceptable, especially in the context of the improved comfort and aesthetics of the breast form achieved.
There is usually no specific preparation for breast reduction surgery. Patients who are overweight are strongly advised to normalise their weight as much as possible as this results in an optimal new breast form matching the chest overall. Potentially the length of some of the incisions (& scars) can also be minimised.
No patient who smokes cigarettes should undergo this procedure as they have an increased risk of delayed wound healing. As with all surgery it is important to avoid any medications or dietary supplements that alter the normal clotting of blood. Aspirin and other non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can make patients more likely to bleed or bruise abnormally, or develop haematomas (blood clots).