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In younger years, large breasts are often thought of as physically appealing. As the years go by, the natural effects of gravity can cause large breasts to sag and it can even affect your posture and the health of your back. Many women struggling with these issues will turn to Charles V. Pledger, MD for a breast reduction consultation.

At the initial appointment, you should let Dr. Charles V. Pledger know about any medical conditions you have or medications you are taking. This is especially important if you’re at an increased risk of bleeding. When scheduling your breast reduction, it’s best to plan to take a week off from work. It would also be helpful to have someone on hand to help you out around the house. This will allow your body to focus on healing.

Breast reductions are typically performed on an outpatient basis. Afterward you will need to have a friend or family member drive you and perhaps help you out at home.

It’s important to abstain from eating or drinking after midnight the day before the breast reduction. It’s best to dress in loose-fitting clothes to make it easy to redress after the breast reduction. We will also provide you with a special postoperative bra. Your surgeon might also prescribe pain management and anti-inflammatory medications to help you maintain your comfort during the recovery process.

If you live in the Provo, Utah, area and you are interested in a breast reduction, you should call 801-373-4300 to schedule a consultation at Charles V. Pledger, MD.