How long will numbness last after breast reduction surgery?

Variably. Numbness is normal over the breast after surgery and gradually improves over time, typically months. Nipple numbness is rare afterwards but can be permanent.
Numbness BR. The nipples and some areas of the skin may be numb or sensitive after surgery. Sensation may return within a few weeks or months, but may be diminished or overly sensitive. Numbness of the areola and nipple may be permanent.
Usually Months. Although breast reduction surgery tends to be one of the most patient pleasing operations performed, it is associated with risk such as numbness and/or permanent loss of sensation. Numbness usually lasts for a few months/year but may be permanent. These complications are rare but should be considered. Best wishes.

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After breast reduction surgery is it normal to have no feeling in some parts?

Depends in time. Yes especially if it is within the first month ... Certain areas may feel numb ...? However, you should see your surgeon if it is the nipple .. That feeling may be altered but not numb .. Read more...
Yes . Yes, although breast reduction surgery tends to be one of the most patient pleasing operations we perform, some degree of partial or even total numbness may occur. Fortunately, the loss of sensation experienced is usually small in surface areas and/or are transient. Best to learn about all potential risks/complications associated with breast reduction surgery prior to proceeding. Read more...

How long willnumbness last after breast reduction surgery?

Months. Numbness post surgery is very common. Depending on the amount of tissue removed during your breast reduction, numbness may last up to 6 months. Some areas of numbness will never recover normal sensation. Approximately 15% of women post reduction mammoplasty have decreased nipple sensitivity that will remain permanent. Discuss with your breast surgeon. Read more...
Hopefully weeks. It varies quite a bit, but some patches of numbness after a large breast reduction operation may remain permanently. Most such areas gradually gain sensation over weeks to months. This is the reason surgeons use varying techniques to minimize this problem. Read more...
Weeks to Forever. Loss of sensation is one of the potential risks associated with breast reduction surgery. This loss of sensation may last for several weeks or may be permanent. Read more...
Numb after BR. Discomfort, swelling and discoloration of the breasts are expected for several weeks. Usually, our patients return to most normal activity within two weeks. Read more...

How long does internal scarring lasts after a breast reduction surgery?

Scarring. That depends. Everyone heals differently and some people may be prone to keloid scarring, which may not resolve over time. Read more...
No Set Formula. There are no hard and fast timelines as to the healing of scars. If you are asking about internal scarring associated with breast reduction with regards to future mammograms, radiologists can usually distinguish internal scarring as a result of breast reduction vs malignant lesions. Baseline mammogram 6 months post-op, genetic testing, there are things you can do based on your specifics. Read more...

How long does breast reduction surgery last?

Breast Reduction. Breasts are composed of largely fat with some glands covered with skin. As one ages the glands atrophy and breast size is mostly determined by the amount of fat. The changes from a breast reduction are permanent though weight change after surgery can result in increase or decrease in breast size. Read more...
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 more...
Forever. Barring significant changes in a woman's weight, metabolic/endocrine status and/or pregnancy, breast reduction surgery is usually “permanent”. Read more...
Duration Reduction. Duration of a surgical result depends on disease, health of the patient, aging, and weight changes. For example, a healthy woman with stable weight who undergoes moderate reduction may expect very durable results. Someone who is very young and undergoing reduction for virginal hypertrophy may expect recurrance of her hypertrophy. Someone who undergoes reduction after massive weight loss may sag. Read more...

How long is recovery time after breast reduction surgery?

Not long. My pts leave the hospital the same day often w less pain than they had preop. Waterproof dressings allow for no interruption in showering but immersion in water is out for a few wks as are shock-inducing sports housework such as sweeping etc holding kicking toddlers&physical employment. Office work can beresumed as soon as pt feels up to it- often with in a day. Go out to eat the evening of! Read more...
Few weeks. Every patient experiences a different recovery “time” after breast reduction surgery. Most patients are over the “hump” approximately one week after the procedure is performed. I ask patients to avoid heavy lifting/strenuous activity for approximately one month after the procedure. Despite this recovery time, patient gratification is almost instantaneous after this operation. Read more...
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...

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

Depends… Depending on how you define “healing time” your answer will vary. For example, most patients are able to return to work in about 2 weeks, depending on the type of work. Most patients resume full activity within 2 months. On the other hand, incision line healing will continue ( and generally scars improved in appearance) over the course of one to 2 years. Best wishes. Read more...
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...

How long should you wait to conceive after breast reduction surgery?

Wait for breast redu. If you have not had the breast reduction and are currently considering pregnancy, my advice would be to defer the surgery until completion of child bearing which may have unpredictable effects on your breast. If you are having the breast reduction irregardless. I would wait a minimum of 9 months but I have to admit that is arbitrary and just my personal experience/advice. Read more...
A Few Months. Best to wait at least a few weeks after the procedure is performed; this ensures that medications used around the time of breast reduction surgery will have left your system. If at all possible, wait on having the breast reduction procedure until after you have completed pregnancies. Doing so, will minimize the chances that additional surgery will be “necessary” post-pregnancy. Read more...

How long should you wait to conceive after breast reduction surgery?

Concieve first. If this is your plan, then have children first to minimize the potential for interfering with lactation. If however, you are intent on the breast reduction first, i would recommend waiting at least 9 months. Read more...
Flip that around. It is better to finish childbearing first if childbearing is still in the picture. Breastfeeding might be easier before breast reduction surgery. Read more...
Soon... Assuming that all the medications used around the time of surgery have been cleared, there is no specific time period to wait. Keep in mind, that the breasts may change during and after pregnancy; generally, if at all possible best to wait on having breast surgery until you have completed pregnancies. Read more...