Recovery

Breast Reduction 

The information on this page is referenced from American Society of Plastic Surgery.

Hutchinson, Olivia. “Breast Reduction.” American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2018, www.plasticsurgery.org/reconstructive-procedures/breast-reduction.

Expected recovery times vary from patient to patient.  You may be able to return to work as early as 2 weeks after surgery, however, full duties should not be reached for 4-6 weeks.  It is important to allow your body the time to heal and not over exert yourself.  Your final results may not be experienced for 3-6 months as swelling subsides.  Dr. McRae will advise you when you can resume exercise; this is typically around 8 week mark.

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