Preparing for your breast reduction
Dr. Kreithen may require you to have a mammogram (breast x-ray) before surgery. You’ll also get specific instructions on how to prepare for surgery, including guidelines on eating and drinking, smoking, and taking or avoiding certain vitamins and medications. You should also try to reach your ideal body weight prior to surgery. Breast reduction surgery sometimes requires an overnight stay in the hospital. While you’re making preparations, be sure to arrange for someone to drive you home after your surgery and to help you out for a few days if needed.