Breast reduction is actually not as painful as one would expect. Removal of the weight of the breasts can be so liberating, our breast reduction patients always seem to have an easy recovery. However, some discomfort is always expected following surgery. Prescriptions for pain medications are given at your preoperative consultation one to two weeks prior to the surgery. Will be given pain medications for mild, moderate, and severe pain as well as for an antibiotic to prevent infection. Kindly bring your unused medications back to our office as we can dispose of them properly. Never flush unused medications down the toilet.