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Changes in breast shape, size and position can occur due to a variety of situations. Some of the more common reasons why women are interested in a breast to reduce include changes after pregnancy, breastfeeding, the natural processes of gravity and aging. At the same time, many women with large breasts also struggle with chronic back problems.

During your initial consultation with your Charles V. Pledger, MD surgeon, you should let them know about any medical conditions or medications you are taking. It’s a good idea to arrange for some time off from work and avoid strenuous activities for at least a week after the procedure.

You be fully sedated during the breast reduction. So you will need to arrange to have someone drive you home, and help you out while you get your legs back under you.

You will need to avoid eating or drinking after midnight the day before the procedure. You should dress in loose fitting clothes to help make dressing and moving easier after the breast reduction.

The incision strategy your surgeon employs will vary depending on the size of your breasts and the amount of reduction you would like. This will also be influenced by any changes you would like done to the size of your areola. Often times the breast reduction also includes removing some excess skin. This helps to firm up and improve overall breast shape.

If you are interested in a breast reduction, please call Charles V. Pledger, MD’s office in Provo, Utah at 801-373-4300 for a consultation.