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How long does it typically take to recover after a mastectomy?

How long does it typically take to recover after a mastectomy?

It depends.: When a mastectomy is performed without a reconstruction, most women are hospitalized for only 1-2 days, and may return to full activities in 2-3 weeks. If a reconstruction is performed simultaneously, this may double the recovery time. These estimates may vary depending on the type of mastectomy performed, the age of the patient, and their overall health. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Mastectomy (Definition)

A mastectomy is complete removal of all visible breast tissue. Different variations exist, some of which spare some or all of ...Read more


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How long does it usually take to recover after an abdominoplasty?

How long does it usually take to recover after an abdominoplasty?

Depends...: Although tummy tuck surgery is a great operation for the right patient, it is often associated with significant physical and emotional recovery that is underestimated by both patients and their surgeons. I asked patients to plan on a 4 to 6 weeks period of rest and decreased activity. It usually takes several months before patients are back to 100% of their energy level… Best wishes. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a mastectomy?

How long does it take to recover from a mastectomy?

3 to 4 wks: Most of the patents will recover in 3 to 4 wks, then also most of them under go chemotherapy or radiation which will prolong the recovery for months. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover after a caesarian?

How long does it take to recover after a caesarian?

8 weeks: Cesarean sections usually require 3 days of hospitalization. After that, i recommend light activity (no lifting more than your baby and no pushing/pulling/vacuuming/sweeping) for 2 weeks. No driving until you can stomp on the brakes to miss a kid running out in front of you. Pelvic rest (no sex, tampons, or douching) for 6 weeks to prevent infection. Full recovery takes 8 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a lumpectomy?

How long does it take to recover from a lumpectomy?

Within 1 week: It is an outpatient procedure so you will go home the same day. Most patients experience some soreness and swelling. However by the next day, you are functional and able to take care of yourself (brush your hair, cook). Just no vigorous exercise or heavy lifting for about 1 week. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover after a shoulder replacement?

How long does it take to recover after a shoulder replacement?

About 3-6 months: Total shoulder arthroplasty (tsa) replaces the shoulder ball and socket with metal and plastic. To expose the joint for replacement, one of the rotator cuff tendons (subscapularus) has to be detached from the humerus. It takes about 6 weeks for the tendon to heal to bone and motion is restricted during this healing time. Afterwards, therapy is needed to restore motion and strenght. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take to recover after esophageal surgery?

How long does it usually take to recover after esophageal surgery?

It varies per person: Esophageal surgery, specifically esophagectomy is "varsity" level or big surgery. Often it may take 6 months to a year for someone to forget that they had surgery. ...Read more

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How long does it take to fully recover from a mastectomy?

How long does it take to fully recover from a mastectomy?

"Weeks": Recovery following a mastectomy depends heavily on the type of mastectomy, whether a reconstruction is performed & which method. Without reconstruction, one may be out of the hospital in a day & back to work in 10-14 days. With reconstruction, these numbers are (at least) doubled. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover after a laparoscopy ans custectomy?

How long does it take to recover after a laparoscopy ans custectomy?

1-2 weeks: Normally the first 2-3 days are the worst. The n recovery is quicker after 2 weeks you should feel almost back to normal. Certainly you can do most daily activities. 4 weeks for very strenuous activity. ...Read more

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For how long does it take to recover from a bi-lateral mastectomy?

Depends : 2-6 weeks? Small breasts! Young person? Other disease? Or risk factors. Obesity? ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover after having liposuction?

How long does it take to recover after having liposuction?

Relatively quickly: The recovery from liposuction will depend on the areas that were done. Most people will return to light activity and work within a couple of days. Four to six weeks before resuming normal exercise routines and rigorous activities. http://www.dassmd.com/liposuction/index.html. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover after artery surgery?

How long does it take to recover after artery surgery?

Depends: It depends on where is the surgery and is it open or endovascular like stenting .. It can be variable from few days to few weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a hysterectomy?

How long does it take to recover from a hysterectomy?

Varies: Recovery can take from a few days to a few weeks. The route of the surgery, vaginal-laparoscopic-abdominal, etc, will affect the recovery time. ...Read more

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How long does it take a patella to heal after surgery?

How long does it take a patella to heal after surgery?

6 wks: Without knowing what you had done it is hard to say for sure. Did you have a broken patella repaired? If so roughly 6 weeks for bone the heal then maybe another 6 or so weeks of therapy. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover after an ACL surgery?

How long does it take to recover after an ACL surgery?

11 months: Full recovery from surgery to return to play in nfl football players is 11 months. In general it is a 6 month to 12 month process to return to play. Surgery itself only takes 2 hours or less but it takes months for the ligament to heal in place and then months for the leg to regain strength and another few months to return to activity. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover after jaw surgery?

How long does it take to recover after jaw surgery?

After the surgery: Orthognatic jaw surgery is major bone surgery, and the recovery period takes 3-6 month. It is important to be patient and follow postsurgery instructions. Take care. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a hemigastrectomy?

How long does it take to recover from a hemigastrectomy?

Depends : If there are no complications, the hospital stay should be 3-6 days, and you would typically be back to mostly normal activity by 6-12 weeks. May need to eat smaller portions, and lower carbohydrates until the body adapts to avoid something called "dumping syndrome". Easy fatigue can last for months. Of course, everyone responds differently. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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For how long does it take to reecover after a hemorrhoidectomy?

For how long does it take to reecover after a hemorrhoidectomy?

Depends: It depends on how bad the hemorrhoids are and how many. Recovery may take 2 weeks or two months depending on how extensive the surgery. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a stye to recover after it bursts?

How long does it take for a stye to recover after it bursts?

1-2 wks: I would give it approx 10 days. Keep up with the compresses. If it lasts more than 2 wks, then an ophthalmologist can give you extra help. ...Read more