I am looking into a breast reduction and lift. What is the recovery time for that?

Doctor Answers 4

Breast Reduction recovery time

Hello, thanks for your question. with a breast reduction you need to rest for 10-12 days. to start exercises 1 month post-op. best wishes!


Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
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Breast Reduction Recovery

Recovery from Breast Reduction / Lift surgery will vary among surgery patients. Most patient will return to work within 7-10 days after surgery. It's always better to schedule more recovery time than you think you will need. 

Gregory C. Gaines, MD
Gainesville Plastic Surgeon
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Breast reduction recovery

The recovery from a  breast reduction will vary but most of my patients return to work within about a week to ten days.  Best of luck.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Breast reduction recovery time.

In my own practice most patients will take off for about 7-10 days after a breast reduction. I request that my patients avoid heavy lifting pulling pushing and exercise for about 3 weeks after surgery.  Each PS will have his or her own regimen so do speak with your surgeon.


Best wishes.

Adam Tattelbaum, MD
Washington DC Plastic Surgeon
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