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Hoping you can tell me, is breast reduction recovery extremely painful?

Hoping you can tell me, is breast reduction recovery extremely painful?

No.: Although every patient has a different experience after surgical procedures, breast reduction surgery tends to be very well tolerated. Most patients require pain medication for approximately one week after the procedure is performed. Many patients report an improvement in “symptoms” related to the disproportionately large breasts very early on after the breast reduction procedure is performed. ...Read more

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 are some things to do to insure that my breast reduction recovery goes smoothly?

What are some things to do to insure that my breast reduction recovery goes smoothly?

Improve your health: Being in good health is a key to an uncomplicated recovery and excellent results. You should not smoke or be around smokers as this can impair healing. You should not be taking Aspirin or other potential blood thinners. Being close to an optimal weight will make anesthesia safer, reduce risks and ease recovery. Your plastic surgeon will provide you will with specific guidelines as well. ...Read more

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How long is recovery for breast reduction?

How long is recovery for breast reduction?

It depends: On the activity. My patients are walking as soon as the anesthetic wears off and generally can drive themselves to the office after a week. I advise them to avoid strenuous activity for 6 weeks following surgery as for most surgical procedures as wound strength is about 80% of its maximum by that time. ...Read more

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What's recovery time after breast reduction?

What's recovery time after breast reduction?

1-2 weeks: Breast reduction is generally a very well tolerated and satisfying procedure. Mild discomfort is typical only for the first few days. Initial recovery is 1-2 weeks. Most women are able to return to sedentary work within 2 weeks. Vigorous physical activity can resume by 4 weeks. ...Read more

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Who hard is the recovery from breast reduction?

Who hard is the recovery from breast reduction?

Not too Bad: Generally, most patients do very well after breast reduction surgery. This operation tends to be less painful than other operations such as breast augmentation or tummy tuck surgery. Most patients require pain medication for approximately one week after the procedure. Generally speaking, breast reduction surgery tends to be one of the most patient pleasing operations performed. ...Read more

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Is the recovery from a breast reduction very painful?

Is the recovery from a breast reduction very painful?

Manageable: Following any surgical procedure, there is a potential for pain. However in most instances this can be managed with perioperative medications and nerve blocks or pain pumps. Some approaches may cause more pain than other less invasive options. Experienced surgeons have usually developed techniques to minimize perioperative discomfort using a combination of muscle relaxants, anti-inflammatory agent. ...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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What is the recovery time after a breast reduction surgery?

What is the recovery time after a breast reduction surgery?

It is staged: Many people spend one night in the hospital after surgery. They usually feel pretty good in a couple of days. Drains if your doctor uses them come out in 5to7 days. Many people are back to work in a week or two. Full physical activity is usually in about 6 weeks. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for breast reduction and tummy tuck?

What is the recovery time for breast reduction and tummy tuck?

Recovery times?: In general recovery from cosmetic abdominoplasty and breast reduction will take at least 4-6 weeks. Ask your plastic surgeon for specific advice as divarication recti repair or hernia repair may be harder to recover from for some patients. Initial or time is also a consideration if carrying out a full reduction and a full abdominoplasty as the risk of dvt/pe increases with longer procedures. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for breast reduction?

What is the recovery time for breast reduction?

2-4 weeks: Everyone is different but the most common time frame is about 2-4 weeks. ...Read more

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What is the recovery timeline for breast reduction?

What is the recovery timeline for breast reduction?

About a week: Breast reduction is done to relieve the symptoms caused by heavy breasts such as neck and back pain. There is usually not a significant amount of discomfor from the surgery and recovery is failry quick. Everyone heals at a diferent rate however so discuss with your plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after male breast reduction? Even though I work out and am in pretty good shape, I look like I have female breasts, and it's difficult to hide. I would like to get male breast reduction but don't want anyone to know that I have h

What is the recovery time after male breast reduction? Even though I work out and am in pretty good shape, I look like I have female breasts, and it's difficult to hide. I would like to get male breast reduction but don't want anyone to know that I have h

Gyencomastia Surgery: Assuming a young man has achieved a long-term stable weight and there are no “causative agents” involved, surgery may be indicated to treat persistent gynecomastia. It is often best treated with partial excision of the prominent glandular tissue as well as liposuction surgery of the peripheral chest area. If the prominence of the chest wall is caused by adipose tissue, then liposuction surgery. ...Read more

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My mom is having breast reduction what's the recovery time like & what are the risks flying post- surgical?

My mom is having breast reduction what's the recovery time like & what are the risks flying post- surgical?

3 weeks: By three weeks the vast majority of healing will have been accomplished. There are concerns with flying prior to two weeks after and some of these relate to blood clots as well in addition to bleeding and infection. ...Read more

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When can I get breast reduction?

When can I get breast reduction?

Depends: Not sure about the details behind your question, but see a plastic surgeon to determine the proper timing. ...Read more

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How much can a breast reduction cost?

How much can a breast reduction cost?

Varies: There may be many “variables” involved. The specific surgeon's credentials/experience level (or lack thereof), the specific geographic area you are looking at, the different operations available, the location of the procedure (quality of surgery facility), type/quality of anesthesia provider, health insurance involvement… are some of the potential variables involved. Best wishes.
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Does insurance pay for breast reduction?

Does insurance pay for breast reduction?

Yes, depends: For beauty NO for back pains YES. In some woman large breasts cause severe back pains and disability, if medically documented ail approve such surgery by most of insurance companies approve. If it is for cosmetic purposes no. Speak to your doctor ...Read more

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Can you get a breast reduction at age 18?

Can you get a breast reduction at age 18?

Yes: If your breast are causing back, neck, and shoulder pain, shoulder grooving, or recurrent rashes then you are a candidate for breast reduction. Keep in mind that if your breasts are not done maturing, they may grow afterwards. ...Read more

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At what age can you get a breast reduction?

At what age can you get a breast reduction?

Almost All: Breast reduction surgery tends to be one of the most patient pleasing operations plastic surgeons perform. Teenagers who suffer from juvenile breast hypertrophy may be good candidates for the procedure. Otherwise, assuming overall good health, patients of all ages are potentially good candidates. ...Read more

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Can you give me more info on a breast reduction?

Can you give me more info on a breast reduction?

More information:: This mayo clinic article has excellent info about breast reduction surgery:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/tests-procedures/breast-reduction-surgery/basics/definition/prc-20021706. ...Read more

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Need help. Is 18 to early to get a breast reduction?

Need help. Is 18 to early to get a breast reduction?

Not Necessarily.: Breast reduction surgery performed for the appropriate candidate tends to be one of the most patient pleasing operations performed, regardless of age. In my practice, timing of breast reduction surgery is determined on a case-by-case basis. It is certainly not too early to learn as much as possible  about the procedure and the potential risks and complications associated with  the procedure. ...Read more

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What are common issues with getting breast reduction?

What are common issues with getting breast reduction?

It's an operation...: Most breast reductions are not done for cosmetic improvement, but rather for symptoms from the size and weight of the breasts (back and shoulder pain, rashes under the breasts.) this is a real operation with possible complications common to all operations. Discuss your specific goals with a surgeon certified by the am. Board of plastic surgery to evaluate your options. ...Read more

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How will it feel before and after a breast reduction?

How will it feel before and after a breast reduction?

Different: Honestly you know how it feels before, you will be sore for several weeks afterward, but that will fade. Assuming no problems, and generally there aren't, whatever drove you to consider it should be better, such as back pain, ect. ...Read more

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How to know if I qualify for a free breast reduction?

How to know if I qualify for a free breast reduction?

Ask: This needs to be discussed with your plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I could get a breast reduction at 14?

Can you tell me if I could get a breast reduction at 14?

Possible: Juvenile breast hypertrophy may be an indication for breast reduction surgery. In my practice, timing of surgery is determined on a case-by-case basis. It is not too early to do your homework and learn as much as possible  about  breast reduction surgery and the potential risks and complications associated with  the procedure.  Hopefully you have the support of your parents as you do your homework ...Read more

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Which is more expensive: breast reduction or augmentation?

Which is more expensive: breast reduction or augmentation?

It depends: Since breast reductions involved more cutting and sewing, they typically cost more than augmentations. Since they are often covered by insurance because the weight causes symptoms, however, your costs will be less than augmentation. I like to do reductions more than augments so I charge my non-insurance patients less than I do augments but it takes longer so the costs turn out the same. ...Read more

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What serious risks are associated with a breast reduction?

What serious risks are associated with a breast reduction?

Seek Consultation: Some of the risks/potential complications associated with breast reduction surgery include: infection, bleeding, seroma, hematoma, wound healing problems, abnormal scarring (hypertrophic or keloid), loss of sensation, inability to breast-feed, breast asymmetry, necrosis of tissue or skin, unsatisfactory cosmetic results, unpredictability of exact cup size postoperatively... ...Read more

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What to if I am thinking about getting a breast reduction?

Breast reduction: This procedure has some of the happiest patient. The procedure should be discussed with a plastic surgeon to make sure your goals are achievable. ...Read more

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Can I get a breast reduction if you've had breast problems?

Depends...: Difficult to give you advice online. Much of what is possible, when it comes to breast reduction surgery, will depend on what type of “breast problems” you have experienced. Best to seek consultation with well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons to discuss your concerns and goals. Best wishes. ...Read more