Dr. Lesavoy may require you to have a mammogram (breast x-ray) before breast reduction 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. Dr. Lesavoy may suggest that his patients diet before the operation.
Breast reduction doesn’t usually require a blood transfusion. However, if a large amount of breast tissue will be removed, Dr. Lesavoy may advise you to have a unit of blood drawn ahead of time. That way, if a transfusion should be needed, your own blood can be used.
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.