With the growing popularity of breast augmentation surgery, you may wonder why a woman would choose instead to have her breast size reduced.
This procedure involves lots of tissue repositioning, and this results in bruising, swelling, and soreness. When you return home, your breasts will be fully bandaged and in a surgical bra. You will need to take it easy for the first one to two weeks and avoid strenuous activity for about six weeks. You should plan to take at least one, and more likely two, weeks off work.
One of the most important aspects of your recovery is wearing your surgical bra at first, then transitioning to a support bra, and ending with a strong sports bra. These should be worn 24 hours a day for at least one month. These can seem tedious, but it is necessary to avoid placing any stress on your incisions.
By being diligent with this your scars will stay as thin as is possible and will heal faster and better. We usually need to move the nipples with this procedure, but we make every effort to maintain nipple sensation and breastfeeding function after breast reduction, but everyone is different, and it may not be possible in every case.