Smooth Sailing: 3 Easy Tips to Help You Prepare for Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast reduction surgery Rochester, NYIf your breasts cause you severe back pain or if they are simply too large for your liking, then you may want to consider getting a breast reduction. By surgically removing the excess fat and skin from your breasts, one of our surgeons at The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester will help you to live a more comfortable and otherwise enjoyable life. To help ensure that you have a smooth and safe recovery, we have designed a list of three easy tips to help you prepare for your big day. Read on to learn more.

  1. Get Off Blood Thinners

If you currently take blood thinners, you are going to have to get off of them at least a week before you get surgery. Blood thinners will increase your risk of bleeding too much after surgery which could cause further complications. Before getting off of your blood thinners, make sure that you get the approval from your primary care physician.

  1. Schedule a Ride

This tip is super simple, but it is one that most people forget to do. Because you will be both sore and still a little bit out of it due to your anesthesia after breast reduction surgery, you won’t be able to drive. Whether you choose to ask your neighbor, friend, or family member for a ride home, make sure you schedule it ahead of time. If you need help arranging a way home after surgery, we would be glad to assist you.

  1. Get Your Home Ready

During your first few days of recovery, you won’t be able to do any heavy lifting or moving. To make sure that you get the most rest possible, get your home ready for surgery. As a suggestion, clean your house, get your bed ready, and do your grocery shopping—- that way you can focus solely on recovering.

If you are considering getting a breast reduction from The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester, use the three tips listed above to get the fastest recovery possible. To learn more about this surgery and more, contact our office today!


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