Hi. 4 months should be absolutely fine for you to go on the trek and be big enough. 95% of patients in my practice can have a minimal scar breast reduction which reduces the wound healing issues considerably. Regards Damien
As long as you have no problems healing from your surgery, you should be OK. You should of course review this with your surgeon before your operation.
John Di Saia MD
Should be enough time, barring complications
Thanks for your question. Most patients are on narcotics for no more than a week following a breast reduction, with light activity (limited by energy as much as anything else) for 2 weeks. If healing well (the most worrisome area is usually the "T" portion of the scar at the bottom middle area, but often heals with conservative care, ointment etc.), then we allow moderate activity (treadmill, bicycling) at 4 weeks, and more strenuous activity (including jogging) at 6 weeks, as that is when the incisions are generally strong enough. Meanwhile it is important to support the incisions (with taping) and supportive bras. The caveat is that swelling may take longer to resolve with earlier activity. I wouldn't be too worried about your healing at 3+ months (although some swelling may remain), as you sound like a healthy surgical candidate to begin with (and the actual activity planned on your trip will be much easier post-reduction!) Best of luck!