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There are a variety of reasons why women consider a breast reduction. Some of the more common reasons include changes in the breasts after pregnancy and breastfeeding, the natural processes of gravity and aging. Women with naturally large breasts can also develop chronic back problems. While a breast reduction is designed to reduce the size of the breasts, it also lifts them and makes alterations to the areola.

At your initial consultation with your surgeon, Dr. Julie E. E. Kupersmith MD, you should disclose any medical conditions you have or medications you are taking. This is especially important if they could increase our risk of bleeding. 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 will be fully sedated during the breast reduction. So, you will need to arrange to have someone drive you home after the treatment. It would also be helpful to have someone on hand for a few days while you’re recovering to allow you to rest comfortably.

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 Dr. Julie E. E. Kupersmith MD 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. Most breast reductions also include removing some excess skin. This helps harden and improve overall breast shape.

If you are interested in a breast reduction in New Rochelle, New York, please call Julie Kupersmith MD, PC at 914.235.5171 for a consultation.