BREAST REDUCTION (Reduction Mammaplasty)

 Background
 Patient Groups
 Patient Concerns and Planning
 Preparing for Surgery
 The Operation
 Recovery
 At Home
 Office Visits and Follow-up
 Outcome and Complications
 Case Histories (Before and After)

RECOVERY
You are returned to the recovery room after surgery where you can remain for an hour or so. At this time your vital signs and general comfort level is assured. Special attention to preparing you for discharge or a brief overnight stay is made, which includes care of drain tubes, dressings, or use of the binding wraps. This was discussed at your preoperative visit prior to the operative date. An additional hour is spent in the Day Care surgery area as an outpatient, or you may be returned to a room for the overnight recovery. A ride is necessary for outpatient surgery as well as following an overnight stay. If you stay the evening, intravenous fluids are continued, and you will ambulate in a hospital room, being monitored and tended by Registered Nurses.