11 Days after breast reduction I find myself exhausted. Whats up?

Have no energy at all I am 67 years old and worried there may be something else up.

Doctor Answers 3

Fatigue is normal after surgery

It is normal to be easily fatigued after major surgery.  The body expends a lot of energy trying to heal.  Most patients are easily tired for 3-4 weeks after a major procedure.  Sometimes patients think that since they're not in pain they should go back to their normal routine only to find out they just exhaust themselves.  So I tell my patients to expect to be fatigued and not feel like themselves for 3-4 weeks after a major procedure.  That is the norm.  However, if you are concerned then you should definitely go back to see you doctor right away.  

Cleveland Plastic Surgeon
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Breast reduction post op, some advices:

Thank you very much for sharing your concerns with us. 
11 days 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.- 

Emmanuel Mallol Cotes, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
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Energy after surgery

It is common to be tired after surgery  and find that you do not have the same energy level as before. Remember your body is expending a lot of energy to heal. If concerned, speak with your surgeon.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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