One should have a detailed discussion with the cosmetic surgeon who will the best person to execute this surgery. He would assess the size, shape and symmetry of the breasts and photograph them for post-operative reference. He is also likely to suggest blood tests like hemogram, sugar, and urine tests prior to the surgery.
A mammogram may also be done to rule out any other problems in the breast. The patient will be asked to stop certain medicines like aspirin and smoking also should be curtailed.
After the anesthesiologist renders the patient asleep and the surgeon commences his surgery.
The operation - There are many different approaches or incisions used for breast reduction. The decision is made by the surgeon depending on the amount of reduction desired by the patient and the actual extent possible, as well as skin texture and elasticity of the patient. Two of the commonly used incisions are:
1) The keyhole incision
2) The anchor-shaped incision.
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