How Long is Breast Reduction Recovery?
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.