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Every year the number of breast reduction procedures performed in America continues to grow. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons estimates that nearly 68,000 breast reduction procedures are performed in 2015.

There are a few different reasons why these women chose to have a breast reduction. Most are related to changes in body composition such as significant weight loss, changes in breast shape and size after pregnancy. At the same time this could also include countering the natural processes of gravity and aging or addressing chronic back problems.

It’s important that you let your Julie Kupersmith MD, PC surgeon know about any medical conditions or medications you are taking. If at all possible, you should try to arrange for at least a full week off from work, and strenuous activities. This will allow your body to focus its resources on recovery.

Breast reductions are performed on an outpatient basis require you be fully sedated. You should arrange to have someone drive you home, and help you out around the house until you get your legs back under you.

It’s important that you avoid eating or drinking anything after midnight of 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 Julie Kupersmith MD, PC surgeon uses 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 have questions about your upcoming breast reduction procedure, please feel free to call Julie Kupersmith MD, PC at 914.235.5171 to schedule a consultation.