What should I ask at my breast reduction consultation?

Once you have decided that breast reduction surgery is something you definitely want to do, the next step is to book a consultation with a reputable surgeon.

It is important at this stage that you see the person who is going to perform your surgery and not a representative as not only is the consultation designed to assess your suitability for a breast reduction but to find out important information and to see if your surgeon is someone in whose care you will have trust and confidence.

Patients booking at Mr Maisam Fazel’s Berkshire breast reduction clinic are advised that preparing questions in advance will help them get the most out of their consultation; here are four you might want to ask.

1. What is your experience of breast reduction surgery?

It would be reassuring to know how frequently they perform the procedure and how many years’ experience they have.

2. Is there anything I can do to prepare for my surgery?

There are medical precautions you need to take, such as quitting smoking a fortnight before your breast reduction and avoiding certain supplements and medication; your surgeon will advise you of all these. In addition, getting yourself fit and healthy will help you bounce back quickly after the procedure.

3. Is it a risky procedure?

Understanding what could go wrong is essential to making an informed decision. Your surgeon will talk you through these at the consultation and explain how risks are minimised and complications managed.

4. How soon can I get back in the gym?

After years of cursing their large breasts during exercise, most patients are eager to see how being active feels with a reduced bust – but, as Berkshire-based surgeon Mr Maisam Fazel explains, it is important to give yourself time to heal properly in order to achieve the best optimal results. He will give clear guidelines on what you can do and when.

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