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Every year, breast reduction procedures grow in popularity because of women who are looking to address numerous issues related to breast size. Issues often involve recent changes in the body because of significant weight loss or because of changes in the breast’s shape and size after pregnancy. In some cases, breast size can also lead to chronic back pain and other chiropractic complications.

It’s important to tell your Charles V. Pledger, MD surgeon, Dr. Charles V. Pledger, about any medical conditions you have or about any medications you are taking. Even though your recovery time might vary depending on the degree of reduction required, you should still plan to take at least a full week off of work. This will allow your body to focus on recovery.

The breast reduction can be performed in a single outpatient appointment where you will need to be fully sedated. This means you will need to have a friend or family member drive you home.

You will need to abstain from eating or drinking anything after midnight the day before the procedure. It’s also a good idea to dress in loose-fitting clothes to better facilitate dressing and moving after the breast reduction surgery.

The incision strategy your surgeon will use will vary depending on the size of your breasts and the amount of reduction you want. This might also include any changes you would like done to the size or shape of your areola. A breast reduction usually includes the removal of excess skin. This helps to harden and improve overall breast shape.

If you have been having back problems because of your breast size, or if your breasts have changed due to alterations in body composition, you should call Charles V. Pledger, MD at 801-373-4300 to inquire about a breast reduction in Provo, Utah.