When your breast reduction surgery is complete, dressings or bandages will be applied to the cuts. An elastic bandage or support bra may be worn to minimize swelling and support the breasts as they heal.
A small, thin tube will be placed under the skin temporarily to drain any excess blood or fluid that may collect.
It can take up to six weeks to fully recover from breast reduction surgery. You may need to take off work for a week or two and shouldn’t drive for at least a week. The final appearance of your breasts may not be apparent for many weeks or months after the surgery.
First Week of Recovery
Plastic surgeons recommend wearing a sports bra 24 hours a day for up to three months after breast surgery. Stitches are removed after a week or two and your breasts will be tender. There will be swelling and bruising which will slowly fade. As the surgical area heals you will apparently experience some itching and dryness. The removing dressings on depends on how fast your wounds healed.
To reduce painful swelling, you should increase water intake and reduce sodium consumption. This helps to flush the fluid out of the body. You must avoid stretching, difficult exercise and heavy weight lifting for up to six weeks after the breast reduction surgery. You may drive again after some weeks when it is no longer painful to wear a seatbelt.
You will receive postoperative instructions after your surgery. Follow the instructions carefully without any fail it helps you to heal properly. The instructions will include the types of medications that will be applied in the surgical area, oral medications to help heal and reduce the risk of infection and when to follow up with the surgeon.
Long-Term Recovery Considerations
Recover from surgery may be different for everyone. For example, some of you may experience hypersensitivity of the area. Some may experience numbness of the surgical area, for up to a year, following surgery. And there are some cases, who may not have any type of these sensations.
Also, how people heal from scars can also be different. There will be visible scars that may fade over time but, in many cases, will not disappear.
The breasts may swell and become tender at the first menstrual cycle after the procedure. Patients may continue to experience occasional pain, especially during menstruation, for several months after the procedure.
There are a few things you need to know about the recovery period, Ask your plastic surgeon following questions
1. Where will I be taken after my surgery is complete?
2. What medication will I be given or prescribed after surgery?
3. Will I have dressings/bandages after surgery? When will they be removed?
4. Are stitches removed? When?
5. When can I resume normal activity and exercise?
6. When do I return for follow-up care?
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