Breast reduction: 2 months post-op

Breast reduction: 2 months post-op

17th Nov 2020

Are you bothered by the burden of having overly large breasts? Is it difficult to find clothes and bras that can support the weight of your breasts and stop them from jiggling with each movement? Are you tired of people always noticing your breasts when you enter a room? Have you been confronted with unpleasant situations because of the excessive volume of your breasts? If you have answered yes to more than one of these questions, chances are you are indeed a good candidate for breast reduction.

Breast reduction is a procedure performed for aesthetic and restorative purposes as it can help patients gain more mobility when the volume of the breasts is reduced. Depending on the volume of the breasts before the surgery, the plastic surgeon might need to eliminate a few hundred grams or even kilograms from each breast. The tissue that is eliminated is a part of the mammary gland, so this means that breastfeeding will be difficult (if not impossible) after breast reduction surgery. 

The procedure is performed usually with the help of general anesthesia for the comfort of the patient, and liposuction can be added, especially if the patient presents an excess of adipose tissue on the sides of the body or the back. Liposuction can be used to redefine the area completely so the patient can enjoy a more aesthetically welcoming appearance after breast reduction surgery.

The results are visible as soon as the procedure is finished, but this doesn’t mean that these are the final results. It can take up to six months or even nine months for the final results of the procedure to occur as the incisions go through a long cicatrization process.

When considering what happens two months after breast reduction surgery, you should know that by this time most of the side effects associated with the early stages of the recovery process such as swelling and bruising should have disappeared already. This is a good moment to have a glimpse at how the final results will look like, aside from the scars that will take longer to heal and mature completely. 

Most patients can return to work after the first two weeks post-op and resume more physically demanding activities after six to eight weeks. This means that after two months, patients should even be able to go to the gym, run, or go jogging if they have the consent of the plastic surgeon. Keep in mind that each patient heals at her own pace, and this is why it is important for the plastic surgeon to assess your recovery process and decide when it is a good time to resume work or other physical activities. 

Two months after breast reduction surgery, patients should be free from all discomfort and pain associated with the surgical trauma.

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