Link to MamasHealth.com

Cosmetic Surgery

After chin reshaping surgery
Chin reshaping surgery
Chin reshaping surgery risks
After arm lift surgery
Arm lift surgery
Arm lift surgery risks
After body lift surgery
Body lift surgery
Body lift surgery risks
After breast implant surgery
Breast implant surgery
Breast implant surgery risks
After breast reduction surgery
Breast reduction surgery
Breast reduction surgery risks
After buttock implant surgery
Buttock implant surgery
Buttock implant surgery risks
After ear surgery
Ear surgery
Ear surgery risks
After eyelid surgery
Eyelid surgery
Eyelid surgery risks
After face lift surgery
Face lift surgery
Face lift surgery risks
After forehead lift surgery
Forehead lift surgery
Forehead lift surgery risks
Gastric bypass surgery
Gastric bypass surgery facts
Gastric bypass surgery risks
After gastric bypass surgery
After labial reduction surgery
Labial reduction surgery
Labial reduction surgery risks
After lip augmentation surgery
Lip augmentation surgery
Lip augmentation surgery risks
After liposuction surgery
Liposuction surgery
Liposuction surgery risks
After male breast surgery
Male breast reduction surgery
Male breast reduction surgery risks
After neck lift surgery
Neck lift surgery
Neck lift surgery risks
After nose reshaping surgery
Nose reshaping surgery
Nose reshaping surgery risks
surgery risks
After thigh lift surgery
Thigh lift surgery
Thigh lift surgery risks
After tummy tuck surgery
Tummy tuck surgery
Tummy tuck surgery risks
After vaginal rejuvenation surgery
Vaginal rejuvenation surgery
Vaginal rejuvenation surgery risks

Links

Promote your product

Your surgeon

Plastic surgery overated?

Surgery problems

Preparing a child for surgery


What to Expect After Breast Reduction Surgery

After breast reduction surgery is over, gauze is carefully placed over the area of the incisions and the breasts are then either wrapped in a bandage made of an elastic material or else they are fitted with a special surgical kind of bra. In many instances a small tube is inserted into each breast in order to facilitate the draining of blood and fluid for the first couple of days following the surgery. The stitches from the surgery will remain in place for anywhere from one to three weeks time.

The majority of women who have breast reduction surgery will experience soreness and pain in their breasts for the first few days and this will be most evident when they walk around and move their bodies as well as when they sneeze, cough, laugh or cry. The pain should dissipate soon and will be followed by a milder form of discomfort for a week or slightly longer. The plastic surgeon will prescribe pain medication to help ease the discomfort as much as possible.

The bruising and swelling from the surgery could possibly last for a number of weeks and it is recommended that the patient wear the surgical bra around the clock in order to fully support the breasts as they go through the healing process and also to decrease the amount of swelling that takes place.

If you find that the skin on your breasts is excessively dry after the surgery then you can apply a gentle water based moisturizer to it a number of times every day but make sure you keep the sutured area as dry as possible and keep the moisturizer away from the area in order to allow it to heal properly. Be aware that a small quantity of fluid that drains from the wound is completely normal and so is a small degree of crusting.

It should only take the patient a day or two or at the most three before they feel like getting up and around but the breasts will continue to ache on occasion for many weeks. Avoid any heavy lifting or any heavy pushing or straining for at least a period of three to four weeks. You should be able to return to work and to most of your regular daily activities after a few weeks but avoid any type of strenuous activity or vigorous exercise while you are in the beginning stages of healing. In fact you are best off leaving the vigorous exercise for three to five weeks. Limit your exercise the first couple of weeks to bending, stretching, and swimming. When you do exercise always wear a supportive bra for the breasts such as an athletic bra or a sports bra.

A surgeon may advise a patient of breast reduction surgery to refrain from sexual activity for a period of a week or even more due to the fact that sexual arousal can cause the incisions from the surgery to swell. It is best to have nothing more than soft contact with the breasts for up to a period of six weeks after surgery.

We'll teach you how to #LiveTo100!

Join our newsletter!

Accessibility Policy| Terms Of Use| Privacy Policy| Advertise with Us| Contact Us| Newsletter

RSS| Sitemap| Careers

Mamas Health Inc. does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and use of this website constitutes acceptance of the Terms of Use.

©2000 - 2017 MamasHealth, Inc.™. All rights reserved