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How Long is Recovery from a Breast Reduction?

Breast Reduction Recovery

Breast Reduction Recovery

Do you have breasts that are so large or heavy that they actually cause you significant discomfort?

If that’s the case, you may be a good candidate for breast reduction surgery.

What is Breast Reduction Surgery

This cosmetic procedure is designed to help relieve symptoms associated with large breasts, such as:

  • Chronic neck and shoulder pain
  • Frequent skin rashes underneath the breasts
  • Pain and discomfort while exercising
  • Inability to sleep on the back or finding it difficult to breathe due to weight on the chest
  • Low self-esteem related to breast size

Breast reduction surgery aims to modify the breast size and shape so that they better match the patient’s body frame. With breast reduction surgery, patients can experience almost instant relief from chronic pain and discomfort.

How Long is Breast Reduction Recovery?

Breast reduction surgery recovery varies from patient to patient, so it’s important to pay attention to your own personal experience. However, many patients report feeling an almost-immediate relief in pain and discomfort as soon as they wake up from surgery!

You can expect to take about one week off from work (two weeks if your job involves more manual or physical work). You can engage in light physical activity a few days after your surgery, but expect to refrain from intense physical activity (like running) for about one month. Your plastic surgeon will let you know when you can resume your normal workout routine.

Steps for a Successful Breast Reduction Recovery

The best way to have a successful breast reduction recovery is to prepare as much as possible for your post-op time at home. Prepare the area where you’ll be sleeping, invest in entertainment, and meal prep so you have a couple of days’ worth of meals. You may even want to consider investing in a recliner for sleeping, as it can prevent you from rolling on your side or your stomach in your sleep.

Take the Next Step

Want to see what your breast reduction surgery and recovery might be like? Schedule your consultation at Pittman Plastic Surgery in Athens, GA. Pittman Plastic Surgery serves the Athens metro region. (706) 549-3203.

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