Many women are dissatisfied with the appearance of their breasts. While many women are eager to increase the size of their bust line, overly large breasts are also a common problem. Dense, heavy breasts can affect body proportions, limit physical activities, and cause pain in the neck, back, and shoulders.
Breast reduction eliminates excess breast tissue to provide patients with a more proportionate, shapely bust line. This procedure is safe and provides patients with overwhelmingly positive results. However, prior to undergoing breast reduction surgery, it is important to understand the recovery process. Here, Dr. David Passaretti’s patients can learn what to expect from breast reduction recovery following treatment at our Fairfield, CT plastic surgery practice.
Although breast reduction surgery has been proven to be extremely safe, it is still a major surgery. As with any surgery, patients can expect to experience some side effects as they recover from their procedure. Below are some of the most common side effects of breast reduction surgery:
Every patient will have a slightly different experience following breast reduction surgery. However, all patients should allow their body plenty of time to rest and recover. Patients typically require ten to 14 days of recovery before returning to work and other day-to-day activities. More strenuous activities, such as exercise and heavy lifting, should be avoided for at least six weeks. Even as the body begins to feel more normal it is important to remember that some effects of surgery can last for many months. It is important to allow plenty of time for the body to heal and for the full effects of surgery be realized.
Breast reduction surgery offers patients a safe way to improve body proportions and eliminate the pain of large, heavy breasts. If you have questions about breast reduction surgery or the recovery that follows, schedule an appointment with Dr. David Passaretti at your earliest convenience.