Just like other surgeries, preparing for breast reduction surgery is one of the most important parts of the surgical process. Having a good understanding of the surgical procedure, its benefits, and the recovery process can help patients recover quicker, safer, and more effectively. At the Breast Reduction Center of Excellence, Jimmy S. Firouz, MD, FACS, works with patients throughout all parts of the surgical process, ensuring that they receive and support they deserve.

To schedule a consultation at the Breast Reduction Center of Excellence, please contact us at 888.391.5720 today.

Getting Ready for Breast Reduction Surgery

The first step of breast reduction surgery is an initial consultation with your doctor. During this consultation, you will be encouraged to discuss your expectations and desires frankly with Dr. Firouz. Each patient has a unique view of what is or is not desirable, and discussing this can help Dr. Firouz make the appropriate adjustments, suggestions, and recommendations regarding breast reduction surgery.

During this appointment, patients are expected to be forthcoming with Dr. Firouz. Your medical history, why you are seeking a breast reduction, eating habits, and whether or not you smoke are all topics that will be discussed during this appointment. Being truthful and honest during this consultation can help Dr. Firouz provide the best and most appropriate treatment.

At this time, Dr. Firouz will describe what patients should expect from their surgery. If you have any questions about the procedure, including benefits and recovery time, now would be the time to ask. At the Breast Reduction Center of Excellence, Dr. Firouz and his staff want all patients to feel comfortable and knowledgeable about the procedure. Being informed on the surgery can help patients enjoy a recovery time that is comfortable and safe.

Arrangements for Post-Operative Care

Although breast reduction is an outpatient procedure (meaning that you will be allowed to return home the same day as the surgery), due to the lingering effects of anesthesia, you will not be in a state to drive yourself home. Prior to surgery, make arrangements with a close friend or family member to drive you home after the procedure has been completed. In addition to getting you home safely, this individual can also help with the immediate post-operative care process, ensuring that you are resting comfortably once you arrive home.

Before surgery, it’s important that patients have their home ready for their recovery. Having the following items at hand will incredibly useful during the recovery process:

  • Loose shirts or blouses
  • Gauze

Having these items readily available after surgery can help patients recover from breast reduction surgery faster and more comfortably.

Contact the Breast Reduction Center Today!

At the Breast Reduction Center of Excellence, our goal is to provide patients with the body they’ve always wanted. If you suffer back pain, migraines, have difficulty breathing, or think your breasts look out-of-proportion to the rest of your body, it’s possible that you are an ideal candidate for breast reduction surgery. To schedule a consultation at the Breast Reduction Center of Excellence with Dr. Firouz, please call 888.391.5720 today.

Next, read Five Signs You May Need a Breast Reduction.