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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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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'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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What is the recovery time for breast reduction?

What is the recovery time for breast reduction?

Varies...: Generally, 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. Return to work varies... ...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 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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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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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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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

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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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Can you have a panniculectomy and breast reduction done at the same time?

Can you have a panniculectomy and breast reduction done at the same time?

Yes, if healthy: Many times we will perform both Breast Reduction and panniculectomy at the same time. Of course, since the patients well being is most important, they must be well enough to undergo surgery which last 3-5 hours. Blood loss may also be a factor and determining how the first procedure goes, the second may be terminated or not perfomed at all. In the end, we want a happy and healthy patient . ...Read more

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Can i get lipo at same time as a breast reduction (that is covered by ins) if i pay cash for lipo?

Can i get lipo at same time as a breast reduction (that is covered by ins) if i pay cash for lipo?

Yes you can: Adding the second procedure does add a bit of risk to breast reduction this should be considered when considering the added convenience of having both procedure done at the same time. However it may also save you a bit of money because if the liposuction was going to be performed under general anesthesia part of that anesthesia cost will be already covered by your insurance. ...Read more

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What is the normal total healing time after breast reduction surgery?

What is the normal total healing time after breast reduction surgery?

Depends.: A precise answer to your question will depend on what you mean by “healing time”. For example, swelling dissipates within a few months and scars improve/mature during the first year. The breasts will change in size/shape also during that first year. Most patients are able to return to exercise/full activity within 4 to 6 weeks. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to how long is the total healing time after breast reduction surgery?

I'm curious as to how long is the total healing time after 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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Has anybody had a breast reduction and tummy tuck at the same time?

Has anybody had a breast reduction and tummy tuck at the same time?

Yes: This is a very popular "mommy make-over" combo because women who have children often have abdominal bulges afterwards and the breasts may have enlarged/drooped. The procedures are safe to do at the same time if the patient is in good health otherwise and the doctor has experience with the procedure. Combining the two increases risks slightly so some people choose to do them separately. ...Read more

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