This cosmetic procedure is designed to help relieve symptoms associated with large breasts, such as:
Chronic neck and shoulder pain
Frequent skin rashes underneath the breasts
Pain and discomfort while exercising
Inability to sleep on the back or finding it difficult to breathe due to weight on the chest
Low self-esteem related to breast size
Breast reduction surgery aims to modify the breast size and shape so that they better match the patient’s body frame. With breast reduction surgery, patients can experience almost instant relief from chronic pain and discomfort.
Breast reduction surgery recovery varies from patient to patient, so it’s important to pay attention to your own personal experience. However, many patients report feeling an almost-immediate relief in pain and discomfort as soon as they wake up from surgery!
You can expect to take about one week off from work (two weeks if your job involves more manual or physical work). You can engage in light physical activity a few days after your surgery, but expect to refrain from intense physical activity (like running) for about one month. Your plastic surgeon will let you know when you can resume your normal workout routine.
Steps for a Successful Breast Reduction Recovery
The best way to have a successful breast reduction recovery is to prepare as much as possible for your post-op time at home. Prepare the area where you’ll be sleeping, invest in entertainment, and meal prep so you have a couple days’ worth of meals. You may even want to consider investing in a recliner for sleeping, as it can prevent you from rolling on your side or your stomach in your sleep.
“I had a breast reduction. Dr. Pittman is so great. I felt comfortable and he explained everything really well. This was the best decision.
Thank you Dr. Pittman.” *