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As time passes, large breasts can change in shape and lead to other complications, including back problems. At the same time, breast changes can also be related to pregnancy and breastfeeding. One way to address these issues is to have your cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Otis Allen, perform a breast reduction.

At your initial consultation, be sure to let Dr. Otis Allen know about any medical conditions you have or medications you are taking. When scheduling the breast reduction, it’s best to plan to take a full week off from work. This will allow your body to focus its resources on recovery.

Dr. Otis Allen can perform a breast reduction in a single outpatient appointment. You will need to be fully sedated. This means you will need to have a friend or family member drive you home after your appointment.

You will need to abstain from eating or drinking anything after midnight the day before the breast reduction. It’s also a good idea to dress in loose-fitting clothes to better facilitate dressing and moving after the breast reduction surgery. Dr. Otis Allen will also provide you with a special postoperative bra.

The incision strategy Dr. Otis Allen uses might vary depending on the size of your breasts and the amount of reduction you would like. This might also include any changes you would like done to the size or shape of your areola. The end result is a reduction in volume and the tightening of skin, which can renew natural support and alleviate other complications.

If you are interested in having a breast reduction in Bloomington, Illinois, you should call 309.827.3881 to schedule a consultation at Institute for Plastic Surgery.