Before breast reduction surgery
Prior to surgery, a medical history is taken in order to evaluate the general health of the patient. The breasts themselves are then examined thoroughly to determine the most effective surgical approach. The physician describes the type of anesthesia to be used, the procedure, scar placement, extent of scaring, what results might realistically be expected, possible risks and complications. Pre-operative instructions may include the elimination of certain drugs, smoking habits and mammograms (breast x-ray).