The pre op appointment went well enough. I asked a couple more questions of my surgeon. All of my fears are quite allayed.
Side note: He's possibly the most dapper person I've ever met. Today, being St. Patrick's Day, he was wearing grass green slacks with a matching pocket square in his black jacket. Possibly the only person I know who can pull of green pants in a professional setting.
Anyhow, the nurse gave me all of my herbal supplements for proper healing. It was also mentioned that due to the nature of the periareolar procedure, I may not have to have drains. This is a surprise, but definitely a good one. Everyone I know who has had chest surgery has said the drains were by far the worst part.