From your description it sounds as though you could return to work in about a week after breast reduction. The important thing is that the breasts are protected from external trauma.
Three weeks are more than enough if all goes well.You hardly ever need to be off work for 6 weeks.I wish you good luck.
Congratulations on your decision to proceed with breast reduction surgery; this operation tends to be one of the most patient pleasing operations we perform.
Like every procedure performed, every patient will have a different recovery experience. Some of this experience will depend on the patient's personality/pain threshold etc.
Most patients are “laid up” for a few days and return to light activities within 7 to 10 days. Heavy lifting should be delayed for 4 to 6 weeks.
Hi & thank you for your question.
Our patients typically take off 2- 3 weeks from work to recover. After that time you may return to work with a restriction of no heavy lifting.
Talk with your surgeon about his/her guidelines .
Hope this helps
Hi. You should check with your surgeon, as there are many factors which need to be taken into consideration. Generally for a breast reduction you should be ok to return to work at 3 weeks but no heavy lifting or anything strenuous or exercise other than walking for 6 weeks. All the best for your surgery
Every surgeon uses a different technique, and every patient has a little bit of difference with recovery....My patients need 3 days of minimal activity, then I let them do whatever feels comfortable if they keep a tight bra on for the next 6 weeks. I request no hot tubs for at least a month. With nice technique, a surgeon should have patients who can manage their post operative recovery without narcotics. Best wishes!!!
I advise my patients to take it easy, with no heavy physical work for 2-3 weeks, depending on how they feel, and assuming that they are healing normally. There is a lot of tissue rearrangement inthis operation, and it requires time for not just the skin to heal, but also the tissue and breast beneath the skin. it is best not to rush it. Listen to your body, and you will know when to return to work
Three weeks would normally be enough, as long as you don't have to lift heavy weights and do not have any healing problems. Good luck with your upcoming procedure!
Hi. The total recovery until you are back to normal activities such as heavy lifting and exercise is 6 weeks. Mot people take 2 weeks off work however it is possible to go back earlier at about 10 days. Hope this helps. regards