What should I do after breast reduction surgery?

Ask you Surgeon. Every surgeon has his/her own way of advising their patients. I suggest you contact your surgeon. Generally speaking, most patient should refrain from vigorous activity for 4-6 weeks following surgery and wear a support bra.
Take it easy. 1. Follow your surgeon's directions. 2. Don't smoke. 3. Report any problems related to your incisions to your surgeon. 4. Don't do any upper body exercises until given the ok by your surgeon.
Follow instructions. Your plastic surgeon will have a detailed set of instructions for you to follow after breast reduction surgery. These instructions will vary from one practice to another. General instructions will include a period of rest, ambulation, avoidance of nicotine products, avoidance of strenuous exercise/lifting and close follow-up after the procedure. Best wishes.

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What should I expect after breast reduction surgery?

Breast Reduction. After breast reduction there will be some discomfort and possibly swelling. Otherwise you will feel some relief from the removal of excess tissue. Read more...
Less. Back pain, neck pain, shoulder grooves from bra strap pressure, rashes under your breasts, and even less arm and finger numbness from pressure on the nerves under your bra straps. Plus, you will have prettier and more perky breasts, though with some scars that usually fade. 15% can lost nipple sensation or ability to breast feed. Usually the good far outweighs the bad, if done by an abps plas surg. Read more...
Easy recovery. Most patients are pleasantly pleased that the recovery is better than they expected. There will be some swelling and bruising. Some surgeons use drainage tubes, other not. Most people take about a week off from work if they have a desk job, longer if they have a physical job. Read more...

How is the recovery like after breast reduction surgery.?

Not very difficult. Most breast reduction patients say that the pain is like that from doing too many pushups: soreness in the chest muscles. It should easily be controlled with the medication given to you by your surgeon. Most patients return to regular activities in 10-14 days. Read more...
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...

Can I ask for pain medications after breast reduction surgery?

Yes. Like any operation, pain control is of utmost importance. You can be certain that your surgeon will give you a prescription for pain medication. Read more...
Yes. Most patients after breast reduction surgery feel varying degrees of soreness and pain. You should be given a prescription for medication to help control your postoperative pain. Read more...
Yes. Your doctor will give you medicine to help you recuperate fully. Pain is part of the healing. Read more...
Absolutely. Your plastic surgeon should provide you with a prescription for pain medication to be taken after your surgery. Usually, however, the pain is not great and can be managed with tylenol (acetaminophen) within a couple days after the surgery. Read more...
Pain. Why you think you would not get pain medications after major surgery?Your physician should have these answers for you.I do agree with the physician specialists who have answered your question i wonder if thie question of pain meds would even be presented if a male had a surgery to remove his testicles or penis?Ask for the pain relief you need.The docs should explain pain scale 1-10. Read more...
Short term. It is appropriate to use a short term course of pain medications after a breast reduction surgery. These surgeries can be at times extensive and somehow traumatic. Read more...

After breast reduction surgery, how would firm up my breasts?

No easy answer. Not sure what you mean by "firm up". Breast reduction is usually a very satisfying surgery for women that have long been bothered by disproportionately large, heavy and hanging breasts. It can be difficult to maintain fullness in the upper breast. Occasionally breast implants are indicated either at the same time or later. Restoring some of the lost volume may help. Read more...
Breast Implants? Generally speaking, breast reduction surgery tends to be one of the most patient pleasing operations performed in the field of plastic surgery. Patient's' breasts end up lifted and smaller, but not “firmed up". Occasionally, patients will elect to undergo breast augmentation to increase firmness and/or volume of the upper chest wall/breast area. Read more...

Any suggestions on how to regain sensation in the breasts after breast reduction surgery?

Time. Unfortunately, there's not much to do other than wait. Nerve healing is slow, and it may take 12 - 18 months for them to fully heal. Fortunately, most people do get their sensation back after this operation. Read more...
None. Unfortunately, there are no measures that you can take personally to regain sensation in the breasts after breast reduction surgery. Hopefully, with ongoing time, the sensation to the affected areas will gradually return. This process may be slow and may require months/years to occur. Read more...