I am 7 days after breast reduction /lift. I have numbness and heaviness under my arms/sidebreast around my ribcage?
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How long will it take to get that feeling of dropping shift numbness to stop? Months
I'm glad your are pleased with your reduction. Expect it to take months to feel relatively normal. At one week after surgery, there are still many changes to take place. Be patient, follow your doctor's recommendations and be sure to ask your doctor any questions you have. I hope your back is thanking you for having your reduction.
1 week post op, some advices:
1 week after Breast Reduction, it's not time enough to express a valid opinion of results.
On the other hand, generally to avoid the normal p.o. swelling, I recommend to limit the arms movement for two weeks.
Also it's not advisable to carry weight and take the antiinflamatory painkillers drugs.
Finally, I recommend you always use a therapeutic bra.
Dr. Emmanuel Mallol Cotes.-