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Preparing For Breast Reduction Surgery

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Preparing For Breast Reduction SurgerySome advance preparation will be necessary before a major cosmetic surgery procedure such as breast reduction. The patient should be committed to following the surgeon’s instructions and prepare well for the surgery. Good preparation will create a solid foundation for a safe and successful breast reduction surgery.

The surgeon will discuss about various aspects related to pre-op preparation during the initial consultation. The patient should feel free to ask questions and clarify any concerns or doubts about the preparation. Outstanding, hardworking, and board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Farah Naz Khan provides breast reduction to patients in Dallas, Texas, and surrounding locations in this fantastic American city.

Arranging Medical Records

As part of determining the candidacy of the patient, the surgeon may like to review the patient’s past medical records. If the surgeon sees any concerns, they may discuss with the physician before proceeding with breast reduction cosmetic surgery, or may modify the surgical plan to ensure total safety of the patient.

Diet and Exercise

To gain more resilience prior to the surgery, the patient should focus on having a balanced diet as well as maintain a regular exercise regimen as far as possible. A fit person will be better prepared, both mentally and physically, to receive general anesthesia and surgery, and will also heal better.

Avoiding Smoking and Alcohol

The patient should clearly disclose to the surgeon at the time of consultation if they have a habit of smoking or drinking alcohol. The surgeon will instruct the patient to stop smoking at least a few weeks prior to the breast reduction procedure.

Smoking can significantly increase the risk of complications and delay recovery. Alcohol consumption may have to be cut down, and should be totally avoided at least 48 hours before the surgery.

Adjusting Medication Schedule

If the patient is regularly taking aspirin or another blood thinning drug, they will be required to stop using them for a few days before the surgery. Certain herbal supplements, vitamins or even prescription medications may have to be stopped temporarily in consultation with the physician. These advance precautions will help to minimize the risk of bleeding during and after the surgery.

Transportation and Aftercare

Breast reduction is usually performed as an outpatient procedure, and the patient should arrange in advance for someone responsible to drive her back home after the surgery. If necessary, she may also arrange for aftercare for a few days, particularly if she has little children to look after at home.

If there is a dog that needs to be walked, this should be set up before the surgery. If the dog has to be watered and fed, this something someone can handle who can be trusted as well. These types of arrangements should be made before the surgery. This is just wise and responsible thinking that is all.

Other Aspects

The patient may stock up on a few essential items such as pain meds, loose fitting clothes, ice packs, and extra pillows at home well in advance. She may also choose to set up a personal ‘recovery station’ near their bedside to have a more comfortable recovery at home. She should preferably complete any pressing tasks at home or office well before the surgery in order to have a stress-free recovery at home.

Patients in Dallas, Texas, and other suburbs and neighborhoods across the horizon have an opportunity to receive breast reduction surgery and other cosmetic procedures from and board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Farah Naz Khan.

To schedule a consultation with Board Certified Dallas Plastic SurgeonDr. Farah Khan please call 469-437-5426 or click here to contact us.

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