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Breast Reduction Appointment Guide

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Ask the right questions at your next doctor’s appointment. Answer two questions below to personalize your appointment guide.
  • Why are you seeking breast reduction? What don't you like about the appearance of your breasts?
  • Do you have shoulder, neck or back pain?
  • Do your breasts limit your physical activity?
  • Do you have any skin changes under your breasts or from your bra straps?
  • What else have you tried to manage problems from the weight of your breasts?
  • Do you smoke or use alcohol or drugs? How much?
  • Am I a good candidate for breast reduction? What can I reasonably expect breast reduction to accomplish?
  • Could my breast reduction be considered medically necessary and covered by insurance?
  • What does a breast reduction procedure involve and what are the potential risks?
  • What's involved with recovery after breast reduction? Will I have restrictions? For how long?
  • What can I do before my breast reduction to get the best results?
  • What are my options if I am not happy with the results?
  • Where will my breast reduction take place? Will I go home the same day?
  • What are the warning signs of a potential problem? How should I contact you?
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Breast Reduction
Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS
Last Review Date: 2018 Dec 27
THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.
  1. Breast Reduction. American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. https://www.smartbeautyguide.com/procedures/breast/breast-reduction/
  2. Breast Reduction. American Society of Plastic Surgeons. https://www.plasticsurgery.org/reconstructive-procedures/breast-reduction