Your Breast Reduction Consultation

Your Breast Reduction Consultation | Las Vegas | Mesquite Plastic SurgeryBreast reduction cosmetic surgery procedure can help to create more proportionately sized breasts for a woman who is bothered by heavy, pendulous breasts. At the time of pre-operative consultation, the breast surgeon will educate the patient about all aspects of breast reduction and help her to make an informed choice.

Patients should feel free to ask questions and clarify all their concerns and doubts prior to choosing breast reduction surgery. The consultation opportunity should be fully utilized to gain insights and feel more confident about the procedure. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards provides breast reduction to patients in Las Vegas, NV, and surrounding communities.

Patient’s Goals

During the initial consultation, the surgeon will try to understand from the patient why she wants to undergo breast reduction plastic surgery. While many women seek this procedure for cosmetic reasons, some may also want this surgery to get rid of persistent pain or discomfort in the back, neck or shoulders and other limitations of movement and clothing caused by oversized breasts.

Based on the patient’s feedback, the surgeon will be able to create an appropriate surgical plan to meet her personal aesthetic and health goals through breast reduction.

Health Evaluation

Breast reduction is a major procedure, and may involve general anesthesia in some cases. The patient should be fit enough to sustain the surgery as well as anesthesia. She should not be suffering from any such medical conditions that may cause excessive bleeding, delayed healing or pose other risks during or after the surgery.

Patient’s drug allergies, if any, will also be taken into account. The surgeon will assess her health records, breast anatomy, quality and elasticity of skin, and then determine her candidacy for breast reduction.

Current Medications

Before visiting the surgeon’s office for a breast reduction consultation appointment, the patient should ideally prepare a list of all prescription and non-prescription medications that she may be currently taking. Any herbal supplements and vitamins should also be included in the list.

The surgeon may ask her to stop using certain medications and supplements for about two weeks prior to breast reduction surgery. The schedule of some prescription meds may have to be altered in consultation with the physician.

Lifestyle Changes

If the patient is a smoker, the cosmetic surgeon will ask her to stop smoking for a certain period of time before the surgery. Nicotine in tobacco can limit the oxygen supply in the blood and pose risks for the patient during the surgery. Smokers are also at a higher risk of slow recovery after breast reconstruction surgery.

The surgeon may also recommend the patient to choose a balanced diet and increase the intake of lean proteins. A physical fitness regimen should ideally be followed prior to the surgery.

Images and Testimonials

During the pre-op consultation, the surgeon may present breast reconstruction before and after images as well as testimonials of past patients. Dr. Richards receives patients from Las Vegas, NV, and nearby areas for breast reduction surgery and various other procedures.

If you would like more information on cosmetic surgery procedures and treatments performed by Las Vegas, Nevada plastic surgeon, Dr. Bryson Richards please contact us at 702.870.7070

Taking new patients from Las Vegas, Bullhead City,  Laughlin, Pahrump, Mesquite NV and surrounding areas.

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