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Are you thinking of undergoing breast reduction surgery, but nervous about how much time you may need to take off from work for recovery?

Or maybe you’ve got the PTO, but you’re feeling a little skittish about potential discomfort during your breast reduction recovery.

Whatever the case may be, we’re here to answer this popular patient question:

“How long is recovery from breast reduction?

Breast Reduction Recovery Time

In general, you should expect to take at least one week off from work for breast reduction recovery. You may want to take two weeks off from work if you work a more manual job, as you’ll need to avoid lifting anything over one pound for a few weeks after your surgery.

Most of your recovery will take place over three to four weeks, when bruising and swelling subside. Results are immediate (you can see and feel the reduction right after surgery), but you can expect your final results about eight to twelve weeks after your procedure.

How to Have a Safe and Speedy Breast Reduction Recovery

The best way to speed up your breast reduction recovery is to focus on relaxing and recuperating during that pivotal first-week post-surgery. This is when you’re setting the stage for your recovery, as the brunt of your healing happens during this first week. 

That’s why we typically recommend breast reduction patients get help in the home, especially when it comes to taking care of children. You should also plan on having someone drive you to and from your plastic surgery practice, as you won’t be able to drive right after surgery.

Finally, be sure to check in with Dr. Cristina Keusch before engaging in any new activities. You’ll need to get that pivotal approval before doing things like engaging in intimate activity, starting a new workout routine, or removing your surgical bra.

Take the Next Step

Do you have more questions about what you can expect from your breast reduction recovery?

Schedule your consultation at Boca Raton Plastic Surgery Center – Dr. Cristina Keusch today! (561) 658-4774

Boca Raton Plastic Surgery Center – Dr. Cristina Keusch serves the greater Boca Raton, FL area.