Many women suffer from large breasts that cause neck and back pain. Oftentimes, these patients benefit from a breast reduction at the time of their breast cancer procedure to remove the breast cancer. Additionally, patients who are having a mastectomy on one side can also benefit from a breast reduction on the other side along with breast reconstruction of the removed breast. Breast reduction notoriously carries high patient satisfaction.
When can you return to work after breast reduction surgery?
Most patients are able to resume their normal routine and return to work approximately two to three weeks after breasts reduction surgery.
Is breast reduction safe?
Breast reduction surgery is typically a safe procedure, especially when performed by a skilled plastic surgeon like Dr. Srinivasa. However, in rare cases, patients may experience certain complications, including infection, loss of nipple sensation, and visible scarring.
Is breast reduction surgery painful?
Because you will be under general anesthesia, you won’t feel any pain during the breast reduction procedure. However, you will likely experience some soreness for a few days after surgery.
What is the best age for breast reduction surgery?
There is no ideal age to undergo breast reduction surgery. As long as the breasts are fully developed, the procedure can be performed on women of any age.
Can a breast reduction be covered by health insurance?
If your breast reduction surgery is deemed necessary for medical reasons, your health insurance coverage may assist you with the cost. But if the surgery is being performed purely for cosmetic reasons, you will likely need to pay for it yourself.
How long should I wait to exercise after breast reduction surgery?
You should be able to start resuming light to moderate exercise approximately a month after your breast reduction surgery. However, you should wait six to eight weeks before participating in strenuous physical activity.