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When can i lift heavy objects after breast reduction? how long do i have to refrain from lifting heavy objects after breast reduction?

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Dr. Mia Skourtis
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
I : I typically instruct my patients who have had breast reduction to avoid heavy lifting greater than 15 lbs for a period of 4-6 weeks after surgery. I think this helps protect your healing wounds during the early stages of healing, when you are experiencing post-operative swelling and the strain on the incisions is the greatest. I also instruct you to avoid strenuous, aerobic activity for around 4 weeks in order to help reduce swelling and bruising. All the best, dr. Skourtis.
Dr. George Alexander
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
I : I recommend my patients avoid heavy lifting and vigorous activities for 4-6 weeks after surgery.
Dr. Robert Brueck
Plastic Surgery 48 years experience
I : I would say three weeks yous hould be able to do most lifting.www.beautybybrueck.com.
Dr. Leonard Grossman
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
The : The breast is not connected so to speak to your muscles of lifting, so if you are not going to bang your breasts during the process of lifting, i would say you can lift after 5 days from your surgery. Good luck from nyc. For more info visit www.Drgrossman.Com.

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