How long should I wait to be sexually active after a breast reduction?

2 weeks. Length of time is as variable as the individual patients having breast reduction. With average cases, resumption of reasonable sexual activity will be able to start within two weeks.
It's up to you. You can return to sexual activity (gently and excluding the breasts) whenever you feel up to it. Recovery from a 3 hour procedure, discomfort, and the use of pain medications will significantly reduce any interest in sexual activity. The patient should pay attention to her body's signals, and she will know when she is ready, with the above limitations. About 1 month for sex with no restrictions.
4 to 6 weeks. I perform close to 200 breast reductions a year. The complication rates are low and often activity related . Inhave seen a patient return to surgery three weeks after her reduction due to sexual activity. It isvavrare event but a good surgeon learns from experience.
Healing time. It is generally recognized that it takes one full month for your tissues to mend to 75 percent, and 90 days to heal to their maximal amount of 85 percent. Thus, i usually recommend one month.
Common sense. Usually 5-7 days is adequate, but remember to use common sense and take it easy.

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Should I wait before doing sexual activities after a breast reduction?

Yes for at least 2.. Weeks. After that, I have my patients wait till they are comfortable enough to have sex. Read more...
Better to wait. Wait until your doctor says it is ok. You need to let things heal at least before any breast play. :). Read more...
Yes . Yes, best to avoid “manipulation” and/or contamination of the breasts until “cleared” by your plastic surgeon. Read more...

Just got breast reduction surgery, when can I start being appealling sexually again?

Beast reduction . 4-6 weeks swelling down nipples in six weeks sensation should be coming back. You also can massage. Read more...
Hard to Know. As you know, feeling “appealing sexually” have both physical and psychological components. Therefore not possible to give you a precise answer. However, at least from the physical standpoint, your plastic surgeon will be your best guide when the breasts can be manipulated safely postoperatively. Read more...

Why do I have to avoid sexual activity after a male breast reduction?

Restrictions postope. In general after this type of surgery your surgeon will want you to avoid most physical activity including sexual for a few reasons: 1. To avoid trauma to a recently operated field; 2. Any activity that increases the blood pressure and heart rate may increase the risk of bleeding; 3. To allow the tissues ideal healing. Read more...
Talk to your doctor. The surgeon responsible for your coplications will want to control your risks. Read more...
Avoid Complications. Avoidance of “sexual activity" may be part of the postoperative instructions after male reduction surgery for a variety of reasons. Direct contact with the surgical area may cause complications. An elevated heart rate or blood pressure may also be problematic. Of course, your plastic surgeon will be your best resource when it comes to precise answers and recommendations. Best wishes. Read more...

Why do I have to avoid sexual activity after a male breast reduction? I heard that I would have to abstain from sex for several weeks after my male breast reduction. Why would I have to avoid sexual activity for 4 weeks if I'm allowed to return to work af

The . The issue is one of raising the blood pressure and causing delayed bleeding that can for a hematoma. Read more...
This . This is the choice of the doctor.I think you could go back to having sex after 2 weeks but every doctor is different and i would follow his/hers instructions.www.beautybybrueck.com. Read more...
Ask Surgeon. Best to ask your plastic surgeon. Generally, in my practice returned to sexual activity can occur in 7 to 10 days. One concern might be the potential for bleeding with an elevated blood pressure that can occur during sexual activity. Read more...

Breasts sore. I'm a teen. Is this normal? Not on pill but sexually active

Yes. Breasts can be sore from continued growth, overstimulation from a partner or inadequate bra, or hormone changes in your cycle. The real question is, is this normal for you? If this is a significant change, you should definitely check a pregnancy test. If you're not pregnant and it doesn't go away, you should see your doctor. Read more...

I have pain in my breasts ALL THE TIME! I know it's not due to pregnancy because I am only sexually active with my girlfriend. I am 23, 120lbs 4ft10inch?

Maybe hormonal. This could be hormonal, and is sometimes common for women your age. Although, you won't know for sure unless you have a breast exam. It would be wise to have your breast thoroughly examined by a doctor just to be sure. Best wishes. Read more...

Hi, my breasts feel heavy and I don't know why. I'm not pregnant neither am I sexually active right now?

Explanation . Nothing wrong with heaviness of your breast. It may happens periodically and related to your period, more often week before. If you are not sexually active and not pregnant you will be fine. . Read more...