A: Breast reduction can be performed as an outpatient procedure
The majority of patients who undergo breast reduction go home the same day. This procedure is performed under general anesthesia and is typically well tolerated by most patients. If however, a patient has medical issues such as cardiac disease, diabetes, asthma, obesity, smoking, etc. that patient may require an overnight stay in a hospital or aftercare facility. Your surgeon needs to perform a complete history and physical examination and determine if you need to be medically cleared by your primary care physician prior to surgery.
Please consult with a board certified plastic surgeon prior to scheduling breast reduction surgery.