How to Prepare Before Breast Reduction Surgery
Smoking and illicit drug use must be strictly avoided before the procedure. We take smoking very seriously as a high risk for any procedure, so you must be aware of the cancellation policy if you smoke. Smoking increases the risk of some serious complications during and after surgery. Ideally, it would be best to stop smoking at least 8 weeks before a procedure. Cutting down does not reduce the risk of complications. However, the most significant health benefit is gained by quitting smoking for good.
You should be fit and healthy and avoid blood thinning medication such as aspirin and anti-inflammatory medicine before undergoing breast reduction surgery.
You must fast on the day of the procedure. You can eat dinner, as usual, the night before, and then you must stop drinking fluids at midnight. On the morning of the procedure, you can take a small sip of water to take your pre-surgery medication.
At least 2 consultations are needed before most procedures. A complete history and examination will be conducted. You will be started on antibiotics, and extensive instructions will be given.
What to Expect During Your Breast Reduction Procedure
The surgery is a day-case procedure under sedation in our Health Department licensed clinic. You are usually admitted early in the morning and discharged later that afternoon.
At the end of breast reduction surgery, you will go through to recovery, where you will be discharged home to your carer to rest. You will then come back the very next day for one of your follow-up appointments.
Absolute Cosmetic Medicine is dedicated to providing patient-focused care with minimal discomfort, so most of our patients have their procedures carried out under sedation.