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How Long Does It Take To Heal After Breast Reduction Surgery
A few weeks: Healing after breast reduction surgery is the same as all other operations. It takes about two weeks to see the scars completely healed however i like my patients to wait six weeks before they resume activity. It is bad to put too much tension on the healing incisions and will hinder proper wound healing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Variable - Days: Depends on type of reduction, placement of incisions, size/volume of reduction needed, individual wound healing and general health. Usual swelling and bruising about 1 week, with mild-moderate swelling for another 1-2 weeks. Swelling reduced with use of thrombin activated platelet concentrates during surgery. Follow specific instructions of your surgeon to reduce swelling, bruising and healing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long after male breast reduction surgery can I start running again? I run marathons regularly, so i try not to take too much time off my usual running schedule. How long do I have to wait after male breast reduction surgery before i can run?
Ask Surgeon.: Long-term you be able to return to all forms of exercises/activities after gynecomastia surgery. Your plastic surgeon will guide you when it comes to specific and timing. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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