How Soon After BR Can I Play Golf?

How Soon After BR Can I Play Golf?

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Breast Reduction Recovery

Most patients should plan to take one to two weeks away from work and other obligations to recover following breast reduction surgery. For the first few days, you will need help completing your daily activities. Gradually, you may ease back into your normal routine, although actions such as lifting your arms above your head, heavy lifting, or bending over should be restricted. Strenuous exercise should be avoided for six weeks. The amount of tissue removed and the length of incisions can also affect the healing time.

Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
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The earliest would be three weeks after surgery.

If your recovery is uncomplicated then you can be out on the Links as early as three weeks after your surgery. This amount of time is necessary to insure that your incisions have healed appropriately to not be disrupted by the force of your swing. Be sure to check with your surgeon to determine if they have in fact heaedl to the necessary degree.

David A. Ross, MD (retired)
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Golf after Breast Reduction?

Thank you for the question.

Hopefully you will find your golf swing will improve after breast reduction surgery; it is one of the most patient pleasing operations we perform. Your plastic surgeon will guide you with specific return to activity schedule depending on how you are healing/progressing.

Best wishes.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Golf after breast reduction

Every surgeon will have his preferrence about exercise after breast reduction so you should ask yours. We find that light activity is fine by just two weeks, and you might be ready for golf after just three. There should be minimal risk, and if you get sore you could just walk the back nine.

Peter E. Johnson, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Golf after breast reduction

I recommend waiting for 6-8 weeks before resuming golf because of the muscle exertion involved in the golf swing. Mini-golf is a different issue. Discuss this with your plastic surgeon and follow his recommendation.

Robert L. Kraft, MD, FACS
New York Plastic Surgeon
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BR and activity

Usually for my patients if everything goes smoothly, I tell them to hold off on exertional activities for 6-8 weeks. But I would check with your doctor.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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