3 Ways to Prepare for Your Breast Reduction

When large breasts cause chronic pain, back problems, sleeping difficulties, or other health concerns, it might be time for you to consider having a breast reduction.

As a result of this surgery, not only will you achieve a breast size that is more in proportion to your body but also, with your new perky profile, you will also improve your self-image.

To help you achieve this, one of Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa’s experienced doctors will be happy to discuss your expectations and goals and your surgery’s details.

Apart from the visual improvement in your breasts’ shape and their balance with the rest of your body, significant physical benefits can also come from the procedure. You can expect a dramatic reduction in physical discomfort and a significant improvement in your body mechanics.

Whatever your specific reasons may be for wanting or needing to undergo breast reduction surgery, here are three of the most important ways you can prepare for this big decision.

1. Get Advanced Testing

Before your doctor can schedule your surgery, you will need to go through some preoperative testing, which could include a breast exam, chest X-ray, mammogram, blood, and other tests. Also, be prepared to share your medical history with the doctor. The mammogram taken before your procedure is an essential baseline for monitoring your breast health and detecting any future changes.

2.  Prepare for Your Procedure in Vernon Hills, IL

While you prepare for your procedure, this is the time to give your body the best chance to heal well and avoid complications. Focus on adhering to a healthy lifestyle, quit smoking, and reach your goal weight. Your doctor will also advise you on what medications or supplements you should stop taking.

Plan to take 2—4 weeks of medical leave from your job and most other commitments.

3.  Prepare for Your Recovery

One of the first things you need to have arranged is for a ride home after your procedure and for someone to stay with you on the first day back home. You’ll also need assistance in getting to your first post-op appointment.

To help you with compression and support as you recover, buy a couple of sports bras before your surgery. Look for a one-cup smaller size but make sure you leave room for bandages and swelling. These bras need to be correctly sized to ensure that you are comfortable because you’ll need to wear them 24 hours a day for up to about six weeks.

In the first week or two after your surgery, avoid lifting heavy objects. Arrange in advance to have things in smaller containers at home so that you can more easily manage them without stretching or lifting. Because you may only have a limited range of motion, items on high shelves should be moved to easy-to-reach places.

Make sure to have comfortable clothes on hand, including slip-on shoes and loose tops that are easy to get on and off. You’ll also need to have plenty of gauze and clean washcloths on hand as well.

4.  Why Choose Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery and Medspa for Your Breast Reduction?

To learn more about the best ways to prepare for your breast reduction surgery, contact the experts at Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa in Vernon Hills, IL, at 847-367-8815. Arrange a consultation where we will be happy to answer any questions you might have about your procedure.