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How important is my overall health before breast reduction surgery?

Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgery
In general, women considering breast reduction procedure should be very healthy. Nonsmokers are preferred, since smoking inhibits the healing process and increases the risk of skin loss due to lack of blood supply and increases the possible death of tissue around the nipple areolar complex. Though it is rare, the odds of this complication happening can be lessened by choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in this procedure.

Any patient considering a breast reduction should also be cleared by a general internist and her family practitioner, who will certify her overall medical health. If you have hypertension, diabetes, or other medical conditions, those need to be well controlled prior to undergoing this operation.
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