What are some things to expect when going through a breast reduction?

See plastic surgeon. Breast reduction does not tend to be too painful. You might have drains for a day or more postop. There can be changes in sensation and shape to the nipple. You will have scars that will vary depending on your surgeon and breast size. Learn more at your plastic surgery consultation.
Many... Not enough space here to describe but your plastic surgeon will go over a detailed list of what to expect before, during, and after breast reduction surgery. Keep in mind, that for the appropriately selected patient, breast reduction surgery tends to be extremely patient pleasing. Best wishes.
Recovery. It will take about two weeks to return to normal non-strenuous activity. You might have a drainage tube after the procedure. There will be scars around the areola and lower breast. You will experience a relief from straining your back, neck, and shoulders.