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Breast reduction procedures continue to be a popular way for women to address changes in breast shape from significant weight loss, changes in breast shape and size after pregnancy, the natural processes of aging, as well as addressing other medical issues such as chronic back problems.

During your first consultation with Dr. Natalie Driessen you should tell your surgeon about any preexisting 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 following the breast reduction procedure.

The breast reduction surgery can be performed on an outpatient basis and will require you to be fully sedated. It’s a good idea to have a friend or family member drive you home, and help you around the house while you are getting back on your feet.

It’s important that you abstain from 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 your Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Specialists surgeon uses will be influenced by the initial size of your breasts and the degree of reduction to be performed. The surgeon will also include any other changes to areola size. Most breast reduction procedures also include removing some excess skin to help tighten breast texture and alter the final shape of your breasts.

If you would like to know more about breast reduction surgery, you should call Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Specialists at (760) 773-6616 to schedule a consultation.