Question: “What type of recovery can I expect after my breast reduction?”
Answer: Breast reduction surgery is life changing! As with any surgery, there will be some incisional discomfort but most patients tell me all of the symptoms they had prior to surgery are gone, even in the recovery room. We do not use drains so one should expect some swelling. Many patients can take Tylenol or ibuprofen for 4 or 5 days following their surgery. We restrict your activity for the first 3 weeks, and advise not letting you get your heart rate up or lifting anything heavier than 5-10 lbs. Many patients go back to work 1-2 weeks after their surgery. Most can drive towards the end of the first week. It takes about 2-3 months to get to your final result.
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