Breast reduction – also referred to as reduction mammoplasty – is a surgical procedure to alleviate physical and functional symptoms caused by overly large and heavy breasts. Dr. Arroyo understands that each woman’s breast reduction needs are unique and goes out of his way to create a highly individualized treatment plan for each patient.
Your Recovery After Breast Reduction
After your procedure, your breasts will be wrapped in gauze and a surgical bra or elastic bandage. The gauze is removed after a few days, but you will need to continue wearing the surgical bra/bandage for at least a week.
Most patients experience swelling and soreness for several weeks to months as their breasts heal. Dr. Arroyo will provide pain medication to help alleviate discomfort during recovery. You will be able to resume your regular daily routine after about ten days.
However, heavy lifting and strenuous activities should be avoided for at least six weeks. The majority of breast reduction patients can resume driving in 1-2 weeks and work in 2-3 weeks.