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Recovery Timeline 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 moreSee 6 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 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 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My mom is having breast reduction what's the recovery time like & what are the risks flying post- surgical?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 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
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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