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What should I do after breast reduction surgery?

What should I do after breast reduction surgery?

Ask you Surgeon: Every surgeon has his/her own way of advising their patients. I suggest you contact your surgeon. Generally speaking, most patient should refrain from vigorous activity for 4-6 weeks following surgery and wear a support bra. ...Read more

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Dr. Tom Pousti
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Breast Reduction Surgery (Definition)

Reducing breast tissue mass and elevating the breasts on the chest wall tend to improve or alleviate many of the symptoms associated with disproportionately large breasts. It tends to be one of the most patient pleasing ...Read more


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What should I expect after breast reduction surgery?

What should I expect after breast reduction surgery?

Breast Reduction: After breast reduction there will be some discomfort and possibly swelling. Otherwise you will feel some relief from the removal of excess tissue. ...Read more

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How is the recovery like after breast reduction surgery.?

How is the recovery like after breast reduction surgery.?

Varies w/ techniques: The recover depends on the techniques used and volumes reduced. For example liposuction recovery is less involved than a wise pattern inferior based pedicle technique. ...Read more

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How long is recovery time after breast reduction surgery?

How long is recovery time after breast reduction surgery?

It depends on activi: Most people can be up and about the day after the surgery. Off pain meds in a week and able to play tennis in 6 weeks. ...Read more

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How long willnumbness last after breast reduction surgery?

How long willnumbness last after breast reduction surgery?

Months: Numbness post surgery is very common. Depending on the amount of tissue removed during your breast reduction, numbness may last up to 6 months. Some areas of numbness will never recover normal sensation. Approximately 15% of women post reduction mammoplasty have decreased nipple sensitivity that will remain permanent. Discuss with your breast surgeon. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal after breast reduction surgery?

How long does it take to heal after breast reduction surgery?

Ranges: Most people return to normal activity in 2 weeks, but actual healing (swelling, scarring, return of sensation) takes up to 6 months. ...Read more

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Can I ask for pain medications after breast reduction surgery?

Can I ask for pain medications after breast reduction surgery?

Absolutely: Your plastic surgeon should provide you with a prescription for pain medication to be taken after your surgery. Usually, however, the pain is not great and can be managed with tylenol (acetaminophen) within a couple days after the surgery. ...Read more

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After breast reduction surgery, how would firm up my breasts?

After breast reduction surgery, how would   firm up my breasts?

No easy answer: Not sure what you mean by "firm up". Breast reduction is usually a very satisfying surgery for women that have long been bothered by disproportionately large, heavy and hanging breasts. It can be difficult to maintain fullness in the upper breast. Occasionally breast implants are indicated either at the same time or later. Restoring some of the lost volume may help. ...Read more

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How long after breast reduction surgery will I know my new size?

Fairly soon: You should know your size relatively soon after surgery ... About 2 weeks. However, your ultimate shape may take longer to see. Especially if your surgeon performs a vertical scar only reduction, which is my preference, your final shape will take 2 to 3 months to see ... But your results in my opinion will be better. ...Read more

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Any suggestions on how to regain sensation in the breasts after breast reduction surgery?

Any suggestions on how to regain sensation in the breasts after breast reduction surgery?

Time: Unfortunately, there's not much to do other than wait. Nerve healing is slow, and it may take 12 - 18 months for them to fully heal. Fortunately, most people do get their sensation back after this operation. ...Read more

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