Breast Reduction
What to Expect After Surgery
 
 

Understanding breast reduction
Is breast reduction for you?
Making the decision
Understanding the surgery
What to expect after sugery

 
 

 

Breast reduction is performed in Colorado Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery’s accredited office-based surgical facility. The type of anesthesia will be based on the requirements of your specific procedure and considerations of patient and surgeon preference.

Dr. Kim and his staff will fully attend to your comfort and safety.

Once your procedure is complete, dressing or bandages will be applied to your incisions. An elastic bandage or support bra should be worn to minimize swelling and support the breasts as they heal. A small, thin tube may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain any excess blood that may collect. Before being released, you and an accompanying family member, friend or caregiver will be given specific instructions that may include:

  • How to care for the surgical site;
  • Medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the potential for infection;
  • Specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in overall health;
  • When to follow-up with your plastic surgeon.

Initial healing will include swelling and discomfort at the incision sites. Discomfort is common and can be controlled with medication. A support bra may be recommended around the clock for the first few weeks. It is important to keep the incision sites clean. You will be instructed to engage in light walking as soon as possible to minimize the potential for blood clots and other complications.

Follow all instructions carefully; this is essential to the success of your outcome. A return to light activity is possible as soon as you feel ready, usually within a few days after surgery.

 

 

Dr. Geoffrey Kim
Colorado Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery
7180 E. Orchard Rd., Ste. 206
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

 
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