Planning to get a breast reduction? Along with arranging a consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon, you’ll need to make sure you’re adequately prepared for the procedure.

Make sure to avoid taking any nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for at least two weeks before going in for a breast reduction. NSAID medications reduce the blood’s ability to clot. Clotting is necessary for a successful surgery. If you’re not sure which medications are NSAIDs, discuss it with your plastic surgeon during the initial breast reduction consultation.

Additionally, it will be necessary to avoid smoking for several weeks leading up to the procedure and during the recovery process. Smoking negatively affects the health of the skin tissues, resulting in a prolonged healing and recovery period.

Dr. Nouri Ghorbani is a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience and numerous satisfied patients. Set up an informative and helpful consultation with Dr. Ghorbani by contacting our office.