While curvaceous breasts are considered attractive, breasts that are overly large can cause some women emotional and physical distress. As a result, they often opt to undergo breast reduction surgery. Breast reduction is a major surgical procedure; therefore the recovery process takes time. Despite this, breast reduction is chosen by women who desire relief from physical discomfort.
What to expect during recovery from Breast Reduction Surgery
Breast reduction is a surgical procedure that is done to reduce the size of the breasts, and involves the removal of excess skin, fat, and tissue. Before undergoing breast reduction, patients should be sure to ask their plastic surgeon what to expect after surgery, so that they can make the necessary preparations for the recovery period.
Swelling and bruising should be expected immediately following surgery, and there will be some discomfort, which may persist for several days. Some women also experience numbness of the breasts and nipples. There may also be some itching and dryness at the incision site, but this can be alleviated with the use of a moisturizer.
Post op Instructions
Patients should relax and take it easy for the first few days after the operation. However, it is important to get out of bed and walk around. Regular activities can be resumed after about 5 days. In addition, patients are generally advised to only take the pain medication prescribed by their surgeon. All strenuous activity should be avoided for up to 2 weeks, at which time light exercise can be resumed.
Dr. Kyle Song is a skilled and qualified plastic surgeon practicing in Irvine, CA, who specializes in breast enhancement surgery. If you think you would be a good candidate for breast reduction then set up a consultation with him at Song Plastic Surgery. Dr. Song will discuss the procedure, and also let you know about the recovery process of breast reduction surgery.