How long will I need to recover from an excisional biopsy of the breast?

Less than 1 week. Surgical removal of a breast lump is an out-patient procedure that can usually be done under twilight anesthesia. Most people don't require narcotic pain medication and can return to normal activities within one week.
Quickly. Usually skin healed in two weeks some tenderness for a month or so depends on size of mass, bleeding, size of breast etc.

Related Questions

How long do I need to recover from excisional biopsy of the breast?

Not much time. Depending on the size, in most cases you should be able to recover within 24 to 48 hours after the procedure. Read more...

Will an excision biopsy leave my breast looking disfigured? Area is small and 1.5 mm from skin.

The real questions. Forgive my frankness. The only things on your mind right now should be, 'do I have cancer? If it is not diagnosed and it kills me, how will the people who love me be affected?' you're an adult. I can't promise you that you won't notice where you've had the surgery. I doubt anyone else will be aware of anything. A man who'd care (and i've never met such a man) isn't worth keeping. Now be brave. Read more...

Do surgical margins matter for benign breast conditions (after excisional biopsy surgery)? Would re-excision be necessary if no malignancy is found?

Possibly yes. Carcinoma insitu, is a pre cancerous lesion, it has the potential of becoming cancer and is treated aggressively. Getting a clear margin around it is a good idea and recommended as it is with malignant lesions. Carcinoma insitu is not benign but it has not grown into a full cancer. Just making sure this is not what you were referring to. Read more...
Yes for some. Dcis needs to be completely removed and the wider the margin the better up to 1 cm. Positive margins should b reexcised. Certain other benign breast lesions likely don't need complete removal always. Negative margin for dcis means 2mm or more. Read more...

Doesn't fibrocystic breast come and go with period? Doing an excisional biopsy on lump I've had for 5 months. Dr says probably fibrocystic disease?

Symptoms vary. Fibrocystic disease symptoms vary during the cycle, but the structural changes constituting the disease persist. Read more...
Needle biopsy. A breast biopsy is usually performed using a needle to take a sample of the mass to determine what it is (diagnosis). If the mass is small enough, it can be entirely removed using the core needle. If it is a larger mass, then a surgical removal is needed. In these cases, the core needle biopsy should still be performed first. Surgery should not be the 1st option. . Read more...

I had fluid drained from breast 6wks after excisional biopsy. Now, 2wks later, site is red, swollen & warm. Could my physical job cause complications?

It depends. Your job may cause complications, depending on what your job is. However, your symptoms sound like cellulitis, which may require treatment, and you should see your doctor asap. Read more...
See your surgeon. Swelling redness and heat may be signs of infection or bleeding into cavity. It would be a good idea to follow up with you surgeon. It is possible that physical trauma can lead to bleeding into the cavity ( or less likely infection) . You surgeon can give guidelines as to level of activities. Read more...