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Common Questions to ask During a Breast Reduction Consultation

There can be many reasons why you’d consider a breast reduction procedure. These may include poor posture, back pain or even issues with purchasing clothing. Before going into surgery, you would require a breast reduction consultation. This allows you to discuss the procedure with your surgeon in more detail.

Initially, when you begin your search for where to have breast surgery you may not even know where to start. Considering it’s such a serious procedure, you may want to research further details before you go ahead with it to calm your nerves and ensure your safety. Doing this and going through a consultation can help to answer many questions that you have about breast reduction.

Surgeons may perform the surgery in different ways, which is why questions are best answered by your surgeon directly. To make sure that you’re in good hands when it comes to the surgery and you’re fully prepared, here is an idea of the questions that you can ask at your breast reduction consultation.

Questions about your surgeon

Requesting a breast reduction consultation does not mean that you’re obligated to have the surgery performed. You want to make sure that your surgeon is fit for purpose to perform your procedure. 

By asking questions, it simply shows that you’re concerned about your well-being and ensuring that your surgeon is able to fulfil your expectations as best as possible. At the same time, your surgeon should be able to answer your questions clearly enough for you to understand. Some questions you can ask directly to the surgeon can be the following:

  • What was your medical training speciality during education?
  • Have you been practising cosmetic surgery for a while?
  • How many breast reduction procedures have you performed?

About your breast reduction surgery

Every patient is different when it comes to their preference of breast reduction. Your breast size won’t be the same as another patient, which means how your surgery is performed may be different to others. This is so the surgeon can cater the surgery to your unique body shape and size.

During your breast reduction consultation, question your surgeon on their technique and how they’d perform the procedure. There are different shaped breasts that can be used to decrease your breast size and different techniques, such as liposuction. Questions you can ask about your procedure may include:

  • What can I do pre-surgery to ensure it goes smoothly? 
  • Will scarring occur? If so, how visible will it be?
  • What anaesthesia will be used during surgery?
  • Do you have any other case studies of patients that have had a surgery similar to me?

Recovering from breast reduction surgery

Surgery can be extremely stressful both physically and mentally on your body. Asking questions about your recovery during a breast reduction consultation is therefore extremely common. You’ll want to know how long it takes to recover and the best ways to do so as quickly as possible. Surgeons tend to have various methods to help with your recovery so it’s important to run related questions by them. You may want to know:

  • How long do I need to take off work?
  • What activities can and can’t be performed?
  • Will there be various medications that I need to take? What will these be? 
  • What are the common complications that I should look out for?

The Gary Ross team is dedicated to ensuring ultimate comfort for you during your surgery. With years of experience, you can be sure that you’re in the best hands when it comes to your breast reduction surgery. At the same time, we also welcome any questions that you have during your breast reduction consultation.

Visit our breast reduction surgery page if you wish to explore the procedure in more detail. You can also take a look at our breast reduction case study page to see patients who have gone through the surgery in the past.