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When after breast surgery can i go back to work?

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Dr. Ly Phan
Dr. Ly Phananswered
General Surgery 22 years experience
Depend: Is it just lump removal or mastectomy with or without node dissection. All can influence the time back to work. In general, beat surgery is not painful and quicker recovery. If it plastic surgery it can be quicker.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Depends...: Much will depend on exactly what type of breast surgery is performed, how you progress after surgery, whether you experience any type of complication, and exactly what type of work you do. For example, patients may be able to return to work sooner if they have a desk job as opposed to a job requiring heavy lifting. Therefore, your surgeon will be in the best position to advise you accurately.

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