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Recovery Time for Breast Reduction Surgery

Learn about the recovery time for breast reduction surgery from plastic surgeon Robert J. Morin, M.D. in this Howcast video.


We are discussing the recovery time for breast reduction surgery, generally it is a little bit longer then for breast augmentation surgery and the reason for that is because their are more incisions and the area area of surgical dissection is larger and wider.

Commonly replaced drains in the breast after breast reduction surgery as well. So while as for breast augmentation surgery often woman can be back to work on a Monday if their surgery was on a Thursday. We tend to suggest that patients with breast reduction surgery go a little bit more time off. We definitely recommend no exercise for at least three weeks, no heavier exercise for at least six weeks.

Breast reduction surgery may involve slightly more pain than breast augmentation surgery. There are a few more risks because of an increase number of incisions but in general most women are back to their normal lives in approximately two to three weeks.

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