Julie Kupersmith, M.D., P.C.

Basic Aftercare Instructions When Recovering from a Breast Reduction

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A breast reduction is a popular cosmetic surgical procedure designed to reduce the size of your breasts. It will also tighten the remaining breast tissues by removing key areas of excess skin. During the breast reduction, Dr. Julie E. E. Kupersmith MD can also adjust the size and location of your areola.

Quality preparation and aftercare significantly reduce your chances of experiencing postoperative complications.

During your initial consultation, you should tell your surgeon about medical conditions you have or about any medications you are taking that might increase your risk of bleeding. You might also need to stop taking aspirin or certain anti-inflammatory medications before and after the breast reduction.

If this is related to a prescription medication, you might want to talk to your primary physician to explore an alternative medication.

The recovery process after a breast reduction requires significant rest. It’s best to take at least a full week off from work and any other strenuous activities.

It’s important to abstain from eating or drinking after midnight the evening before the breast augmentation. Wearing loose-fitting clothes to the procedure will help make dressing and moving easier afterward.

Most breast lifts are performed in a single outpatient session where you will need to be fully sedated. Afterward, someone will need to drive you home and help you out for a few days while you get back on your feet.

Your surgeon might insert a small, plastic drainage tube under your skin to help drain minor postoperative bleeding. They will explain how to properly care for the tube and any stitches, bandages, or dressings.

If you have preparation or postoperative care questions about your upcoming breast reduction in New Rochelle, New York, you can always call 914.235.5171 to speak to a member of staff at Julie Kupersmith MD, PC.