After a breast reduction how long before total physical capabilities are back. I'm 69 years old, slim and in good health?
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Breast reduction recovery time frame and post-op activities
After a breast reduction how long before total physical capabilities are back.
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Assuming the operation goes well and there are no serious complications. I would expect most patients (including 69 yrs old) to be 60% recovered at one month 80% at 6 weeks and 95% at 8 weeks.
In the first month activity is usually limited to walking. In the second month one would hope to build up activity to near normal by 2 months.
If you are a vigorous sports person e.g. tennis and golf you may need longer but I would hope the great majority of patients would be back to full activity at 3 months.
There are never guarantees with recovery after operations and clearly complications could affect recovery. You should discuss your expectations with a suitably qualified and experienced plastic surgeon and follow the advice of the surgeon you choose to do your surgery.
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