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Reduction Mammoplasty is surgery to reduce the size of the breasts. To accomplish this result, Dr Kouli removes fat, tissue and excess skin from the breasts. There are some common reasons for a breast reduction recommendation.

In some women, large breasts contribute to poor posture or chronic neck and back pain. Sometimes, a rash develops under the breasts. Large breasts can also make it difficult to exercise. Before the procedure, you and Dr Kouli will decide on a new size and shape for your breasts.

After breast reduction, the breasts will be smaller. This should make movement easier. This surgery could also relieve discomfort that large breasts might have caused.

Let Dr. Kouli know about:

  • Allergies
  • All medications you take; This includes herbal supplements, eye drops, over-the-counter medicines, creams, and prescription drugs
  • Any use of steroids (by mouth or in creams)
  • Previous problems with anesthetics
  • Possibility of pregnancy, if this applies
  • History of blood clots or bleeding problems
  • Previous surgery
  • Other health problems
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Blood clots in your legs or lungs
  • Pool of blood forming near the wound (hematoma); This is caused by a broken blood vessel.
  • Infection
  • Slow healing
  • Pain; You might feel shooting pains in your breasts.
  • Total or partial loss of feeling in your breasts or nipples; Discuss this with your surgeon before the operation.
  • Scarring
  • Damage to your Areola (dark area around the nipple)
  • Uneven breasts after healing
  • Loss of ability to breast-feed
  • Pneumonia (disease of the lungs); This is a risk with many surgeries.

Precautions as the surgery date nears:

  • Avoid aspirin, ibuprofen or herbal supplements for 2 weeks before surgery.
  • Do not take vitamin E for 2 weeks before surgery.
  • Quit smoking. Smoking makes healing more difficult. It also makes scarring more likely.
  • If you are older than 35, Dr Kouli might recommend a Mammogram (breast X-ray) before surgery.
  • Let your surgeon know if you develop a fever or a cold. You want to be well for your procedure.

Right before surgery:

  • Stop eating or drinking any fluids for 8 hours before your surgery.
  • You might be asked to shower with a special antibacterial soap, before coming in for the procedure.
  • If your surgery is an outpatient procedure, you will go home the same day. Someone responsible should come with you to receive discharge instructions and drive you home.

Risks and Complications:

  • Excessive bleeding.
  • Blood clots in your legs or lungs.
  • Pool of blood forming near the wound (hematoma). This is caused by a broken blood vessel.
  • Infection.
  • Slow healing.
  • Pain. You might feel shooting pains in your breasts.
  • Total or partial loss of feeling in your breasts or nipples. Discuss this with your surgeon before the operation.
  • Scarring.
  • Damage to your areola (dark area around the nipple).
  • Uneven breasts after healing.
  • Loss of ability to breast-feed.
  • Pneumonia (disease of the lungs). This is a risk with many surgeries.

As the surgery date nears:

  • As the surgery date nears:
  • Avoid aspirin, ibuprofen or herbal supplements for 2 weeks before surgery.
  • Do not take vitamin E for 2 weeks before surgery.
  • Quit smoking. Smoking makes healing more difficult. It also makes scarring more likely.
  • If you are older than 35, Dr Kouli might want you to have a mammogram (breast X-ray) before surgery.
  • Let your surgeon know if you develop a fever or a cold. You want to be well for your procedure.

 

Right before surgery:

  • Stop eating or drinking any fluids for 8 hours before your surgery.
  • You might be asked to shower with a special antibacterial soap before coming in for the procedure.
  • If your surgery is an outpatient procedure, you will go home the same day. Someone responsible should come with you to receive discharge instructions and drive you home.

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