What to Expect from Breast Reduction Surgery

People who are interested in breast reduction surgery want to know what to expect after the procedure. Your plastic surgeon in London can explain the recovery process to you. It’s normal to feel fatigued, groggy, sore, body pains and discomfort after the procedure. You should rest properly and follow the advice of the surgeon. Don’t sleep on your front. Your body should be propped up with two or three pillows. You can take pain relief drugs as directed by the surgeon. Your surgeon may also advise you to avoid certain activities during this period such as demanding exercises, lifting heavy objects and bending at the waist. You should also avoid, jogging, running and tobacco products. Follow the surgeon’s advice to avoid complications.

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See your surgeon for a follow-up check-up by the end of the first week. Examinations will be done to determine the progress of your healing and to prevent any complications. Soreness, swelling and bruising should have started to disappear as well. Most patients are able to go back to work after  2 weeks. It all depends on your healing progress and job requirements. All other minor surgical after effects should have disappeared in the following months.

You should be able to resume your normal duties, and you shouldn’t feel any numbness or tingling sensation. The scars from the procedure will also start to disappear around this time. Majority of patient’s healing progresses well their scars fade fairly unnoticeable. It’s also from this period that you start to see the benefits of breast reduction surgery.

Benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery

Results vary from one patient to another. Here are some of the expected benefits of breast reduction surgery.

  • Better Sleep – Most women who have undergone breast reduction surgery report that they now sleep better. Large breasts affect your sleeping posture and weigh down too much on your lungs, making you breathe harder when you sleep on your back.
  • Headache and Backache Relief – The weight of huge breasts that you’re carrying around on your neck and shoulders causes headaches and back ache. Breast reduction surgery can help remove the extra weight. You won’t have headaches, and your back and shoulders will feel much better.
  • Improved Self-esteem – Large breasts can make women more self-conscious. After undergoing breast reduction surgery, you stop wondering whether people are staring at your breasts or your face. Your self-esteem also continues to improve.
  • Enjoy Shopping – Women with large breasts have a hard time shopping for clothes that fit them. Breast reduction surgery can make shopping for clothes fun again as they can now easily find clothes that perfectly fit over their bust.

It usually takes a couple of months for the breast tissue and scars to heal completely. Breast reduction surgery will give you smaller, firmer and more aesthetically pleasing breasts. Talk to your plastic surgeon in London about the best way to achieve your desired results. He or she will give you post-surgery tips. Follow the surgeon’s advice, and you will definitely see the best results.