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How Long Is Recovery From Breast Reduction Surgery
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Few weeks: The white part of your eyes may be red for several weeks, however your eyes should feel pretty good after only a few days. Check with your surgeon for specific activity restrictions after surgery. ...Read more
Not long: Best approach for nipple reconstruction is a skate flap with full thickness skin graft reconstruction of the areola. The only discomfort commonly felt is at the donor site where the skin graft is from, and its commonly described as a "burning" sensation that is bothersome but not terrible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Forever.: 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. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Variable: To add a few points to dr. Vaziri's excellent answer...If no chemo is given post-op, radiation oncologists like to begin rx within 6 weeks. Another option available in some centers is intraoperative radiation therapy. As the name implies, rx is completed at the time of the lumpectomy. While not for everyone, this is a promising alternative that i believe will increase in usage in the future. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Varies for tumor: Recovery rom tumor surgery depends on the organ from which the tumor is removed and the nature and size of the tumor. Breast excision for Ca heals in several days at home. Colon Ca removal takes about 1 wk to heal. Pancreatic Ca surgery with multiple anastomosis can take 2 wks to heal before going home. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Relatively short: Recovery from a plantar fascial release is relatively short. If performed endoscopically (through a scope). You can walk immediately after surgery in a cam walker (removal cast-like boot). Usually, you can resume normal activity gradually at about 4 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You: You are able to return to your normal activities right away, there is no downtime associated with it. I say that 19 of 20 patients can go back to work the next day but there is some swelling. Results will be seen over the course of 2-3 months and some patients have reported continued improvement for up to 6 months, including lifting and tightening of the skin on the neck, under the chin, along the jawline, and on the brow. ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
2-6 weeks depending: There are many different types of breast reconstruction procedure (implants vs various techniques that use our own tissue), each with varied recovery times (2-6 weeks). The most complex procedures (eg microsurgical breast reconstruction) usually require 4-6 weeks of recovery time. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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