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How Painful Is A Breast Reduction?

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  • How Painful Is A Breast Reduction?

    Breast reduction surgery is a procedure to remove excess breast tissue and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with your body. It can also help relieve the pain and discomfort associated with large breasts. If you're considering this surgery, you're probably wondering just how painful it will be. Here's what you can expect.

    Breast reduction surgery

    Breast reduction surgery is a procedure to remove excess breast tissue and skin. It can also involve reducing the size of the areola, the dark area around the ******. Breast reduction surgery is usually done to relieve symptoms such as back and neck pain, shoulder pain, and skin irritation. It may also help improve your ability to participate in physical activity.

    Most people who have breast reduction surgery have a good outcome. However, like any surgery, there are risks and potential complications. Before having breast reduction surgery, be sure to discuss these risks with your surgeon.

    Pain after breast reduction surgery

    Most patients report excellent pain relief after their breast reduction surgery. However, as with any surgery, there is always a chance of some discomfort or pain afterwards. The good news is that this is usually mild and can be easily controlled with medication. In rare cases, more severe pain may occur and may require additional treatment. If you experience any pain after your surgery, be sure to contact your surgeon so they can help you manage it effectively.

    Recovery from breast reduction surgery

    After having breast reduction surgery, it is normal to feel some pain and discomfort. This is usually controlled with pain medication. Most people feel better within a few days and are able to return to their normal activities within two weeks. However, it can take up to six weeks to fully recover.

    It is important to follow your surgeon's instructions for post-operative care, which may include wearing a special support bra, taking showers instead of baths, and avoiding strenuous activity. These measures will help ensure a smooth recovery and minimize the risk of complications.

    When to see a doctor after breast reduction surgery

    If you're considering breast reduction surgery, you're probably wondering how much pain you'll be in after the procedure. While every person experiences pain differently, there are some general things you can expect. Most people report feeling some discomfort and soreness for the first few days after surgery. You may also have some bruising and swelling. Your surgeon will prescribe pain medication to help you manage any discomfort. It's important to take it easy for the first week or so after surgery, but many people are able to return to their normal activities within a few weeks. If you have any concerns about your pain level or recovery, be sure to talk to your surgeon.

    How to care for your breasts after breast reduction surgery

    After you've had a breast reduction, it's important to take care of your incisions and your breasts.Your doctor will give you specific instructions on how to care for your incisions. Be sure to follow those instructions.

    You'll also need to wear a special surgical bra for at least six weeks. This will help support your breasts as they heal. You may also have drains in your breasts. These are usually removed within a week or two.

    Be sure to take it easy for the first few weeks after surgery. Avoid strenuous activity and lifting anything heavy. As you heal, you'll be able to do more and more.

    If you have any questions or concerns, be sure to talk to your doctor. They can help you figure out what's normal and what's not.


    To conclude, a breast reduction is a very painful surgery with a long recovery time. However, many women feel that the pain and recovery are worth it in the end because they are finally able to have the breasts they've always wanted. If you're considering a breast reduction, be sure to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon to get all the facts and to make sure it's the right decision for you.
    Last edited by adamdeloach; 09-10-2022, 06:56 AM.
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