What Can I do to Prepare for Breast Reduction Surgery?

July 31, 2012

When Marin County and Sonoma County women ask how they can prepare for breast reduction surgery it is a good sign because it shows they will be taking proactive participation in having a successful surgery.

There are several things a woman can do to get ready for surgery. It is a great benefit to be in good health. A good exercise program and having a healthy diet of fruits and vegetables and lean protein is a benefit which helps in healing. The avoidance of salt will help keep swelling under control. Optimally one would make this a lifestyle choice for continued good health.

Women need to stop smoking and stop taking any blood thinning products such as aspirin and some herbs and vitamins before undergoing a breast /pro_breast_reduction.html”>reduction mammoplasty. You will be given an extensive list of what to avoid at your preoperative visit. It is important to stop two weeks before and two weeks after to prevent bleeding problems.

Arrange to have someone pick you up from surgery and stay with you at least for 24 hours. Have all prescriptions filled ahead of time. Prepare and freeze meals for the first few days of recovery. Plan your wardrobe with clothing items that open in front and do not need to go over your head. Going into surgery stress free is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your recovery.


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