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What's recovery time after breast reduction?

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Dr. David Levens
Surgery - Plastics
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Suman Das
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: 4-6 weeks

You sjould be able to do most of your daily routine works by 4 weeks.
For heavy exercise and weight lifting , i would suggest 6 weeks.If your job involves just sitting on a chair in office setting with minimum physical activity, you may consider to go back to work after 3 weeks.But be guided by your operating surgeonwho knows more about your health.

In brief: 4-6 weeks

You sjould be able to do most of your daily routine works by 4 weeks.
For heavy exercise and weight lifting , i would suggest 6 weeks.If your job involves just sitting on a chair in office setting with minimum physical activity, you may consider to go back to work after 3 weeks.But be guided by your operating surgeonwho knows more about your health.
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Dr. Thomas Fiala
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: A few weeks

Most of patients are pleasantly surprised that this is not a painful surgery, even for a large reduction.
There may be a little swelling and bruising. Most patients feel pretty good after one week, but should take it easy in terms of lifting and physical activity for the first month.

In brief: A few weeks

Most of patients are pleasantly surprised that this is not a painful surgery, even for a large reduction.
There may be a little swelling and bruising. Most patients feel pretty good after one week, but should take it easy in terms of lifting and physical activity for the first month.
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