I am 5'5, 145 lbs, 34H scheduled for breast reduction Feb. 21. My daughter is getting married April 11. Will I be recovered?

Is there anyone who can tell me their thoughts on recovery time? I am hoping to become a 34C which my plastic surgeon thinks will be possible.

Doctor Answers (3)

Making events after surgery


You have ample time to heal from your procedure but no one can predict what size you will have as a result and if you are wearing a custom dress, you will have to have it altered to some degree prior to the event.  Barring any unforeseen complications, you should anticipate having a great evening!

Redding Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

Recovery from breast reduction


6 weeks is a reasonable period of time to recover. Most woman are back at work or activities of daily living by 2 weeks. 4-6 weeks before your energy level is back to normal and you feel like you did before the procedure. This is barring complications which are relatively uncommon. I hope this was helpful. Good luck and congratulations

Robert W. Kessler, MD, FACS
Corona Del Mar Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 97 reviews

Recovery from Breast Reduction

The time between your surgery and the wedding is 6 weeks. You should look and feel great by then. The C cup is a nice goal but no more than that. We can never predict an esact cup size. 

Ronald V. DeMars, MD
Portland Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

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