Breast surgery is a form of surgery performed on the breast.
Breast reduction surgery
Breast-conserving surgery, a less radical cancer surgery than mastectomy
Mastopexy, or breast lift surgery
Surgery for breast abscess, including incision and drainage as well as excision of lactiferous ducts
Surgical breast biopsy
Microdochectomy (removal of a lactiferous duct)
Before surgery you should have a consultation with your surgeon. Be prepared to ask questions about the surgeon’s experience, your surgery and expected outcomes.
During the consultation you will need to discuss your medical history, including any medical conditions or drug allergies you may have. You should also discuss any previous surgeries you’ve had, especially to the breast, and what drugs you are currently taking, including supplements, herbal and over-the-counter (OTC) medications.
It is important to tell the surgeon if you think you may be pregnant.
Your surgeon may ask that you have a mammogram or breast X-rays prior to surgery in order to identify any breast abnormality and so the surgeon has a preoperative image of your breast tissue.