What Will Happen At My Consultation For A Breast Reduction?
So you’ve decided that it’s time for a breast reduction. You may be wondering, “Do I just tell my doctor that I want my breasts to be smaller, and that’s it?” Well, there’s a lot more that goes into planning for this procedure than just that.
Pick a Plastic Surgeon
Before you go in for a consultation for a breast reduction, make sure you choose a plastic surgeon who you are comfortable talking to. It’s important that your plastic surgeon has experience with breast reduction surgery and is board-certified. You want to have the best experience possible and get the results you want, so pick a surgeon that meets these requirements.
Prepare Your Medical History
Your plastic surgeon will want to know about any past and present medical conditions you have, so have a list ready to go with the following information:
- Drug allergies
- Medications that you’re taking or have taken recently
- Medical treatments you’ve had
- Any past surgeries, including breast biopsies
- Family history of breast cancer
- Current mammogram results
The list may seem extensive, but the more thorough you are at your initial consultation, the more your plastic surgeon will be able to evaluate your health and how receptive your body will be to a breast reduction.
You Will Receive an Examination
Your plastic surgeon wants you to be happy with your breast reduction results, so a comprehensive examination of your breasts is key. Your surgeon will take measurements and photos of your breasts so they can determine:
- Your breast size and shape
- What kind of breast size and shape you’re aiming for
- How much breast tissue you have
- What your skin is like
- The placement of your nipples and areolas
You should expect your initial plastic surgery consultation to be in-depth so that all aspects of your breast reduction can be discussed. Many patients find that they also want a breast lift or liposuction to go along with their breast reduction. At Rowley Plastic Surgery in Lubbock, Dr. Jane Rowley offers new patients a no-obligation consultation where you can discuss all plastic surgery procedures you’re considering. Give her office a call today to get started.