What Can I Do to Prepare for Breast Reduction Surgery?

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.

Healthy Diet and Exercise Helps Prep for 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.

Items To Avoid Pre-Surgery

Women need to stop smoking and stop taking any blood thinning products such as aspirin and some herbs and vitamins before undergoing a breast 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.

Bring a Caregiver on Day of Surgery

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.

Schedule A Consultation

Contact Dr. Delgado today for a Breast Reduction surgery consult. Fill out an online form to get connected. Dr. Delgado has over 30 years of experience and would love to help you meet your surgical needs.

Back to Blog
Dr. Miguel Delgado


Dr. Delgado, MD is a world-recognized plastic surgeon and specialist in the treatment of male breast enlargement, also called gynecomastia. He has developed new techniques and owns and operates gynecomastia.org, which has become the largest gynecomastia forum in the world. Dr. Delgado holds the two most coveted credentials; the certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and membership in the American Society of Plastic Surgery.

Accessibility: If you are vision-impaired or have some other impairment covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to using this website, please contact our Accessibility Manager at 415.898.4161.