how long does it take to heal after breast reduction surgery

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

A few weeks

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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
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How long does it take for the swelling to go down after breast reduction surgery?

Variable - Days

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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.
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Dr. Tom K. Pousti answered:

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? .

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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.
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Dr. Dennis Dass answered:

Can an areola reduction be performed at the same time as other breast alteration surgeries? My breasts have been gradually sagging for a little while. (Gravity is starting to take hold.) Now, my areolae seem to be getting bigger or longer. My doctor says

Absolutely.

Absolutely. In fact, the areola diameter is nearly always reduced during a breast lift or breast reduction surgery. However, over time, the areola size and shape may change. The areola nearly always stretch back to a larger size. This is highly dependent on the quality of your skin, and since you are considering a lift, that means that your skin has the propensity to stretch.
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How long does the breast reduction process take?

Depends

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Depends upon the experience and technical skills of your surgery. 2-4 hours is usually average. I trust you mean "how long does the operating take?"
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How long after a breast reduction does it take before the swelling goes down?

2 Months

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Generally, the majority of swelling after breast reduction surgery dissipates within the first two months after the procedure. However, the breasts continue to “take shape” and change over the course of the first year.
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Dr. Richard Tholen answered:

How long does breast reduction surgery last?

Forever.

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Once the excess breast skin and tissue is removed surgically, it is gone forever. However, the tissues that remain can respond to weight gain, hormonal changes, and the skin "brassiere" will stretch and sag as you age. Some women do require repeat breast reduction, but in the absence of weight gain or hormonal change it is rare.
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How long is recovery time after breast reduction surgery?

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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.
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Dr. James E. White answered:

How long willnumbness last after breast reduction surgery?

Months

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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.
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Dr. Alex Lechtman answered:

How long will numbness last after breast reduction surgery?

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Numbness is normal over the breast after surgery and gradually improves over time, typically months. Nipple numbness is rare afterwards but can be permanent.
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