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Surgery of double mastectomy with tissue expanders. how long is the recovery?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Weeks: Most women will require hospitalization for 2-3 days for pain control; most may return to a non-strenuous job in (2 to...) 3 weeks. Depending on other treatment, the tissue expansion may start at that point and last for months, culminating in out-patient surgery to remove the expanders and place the permanent implants. I hope this helps!
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
2-4 weeks: Everyone is different but the most common time frame is about 2-4 weeks.

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