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Any views on breast reduction?
Dolphin said:Any views on breast reduction?
Well it kind of depends on the procedure, IIRC the recovery period is 3-6 weeks, but it's variable based on amount of tissue removed, whether a mastopexy was done, etc. Hopefully a real plastic surgeon can come along and answer this, do you have an immediate or specific concern?bjolly said:how long is the recovery period typically?
No problem... the only real answer will be in consultation with an experienced plastic surgeon, again, based on the actual procedure. I hope the procedure helps your girlfriend!bjolly said:doctor doom--my gf is considering looking into breast reduction, and was just wondering how long she would have to miss from work. thanks for the response!
Hi, I just talked to the surgeon and he said I definitely needed one. I will be out of school for 10-12 days but I'm going to have it done during Christmas break. I'll be in the hospital for 2 days.
Dolphin said:I'll be in the hospital for 2 days.
droliver said:That's an awfully long time in the hospital after a reduction. The majority of surgeons do just an overnite stay,
Sher9mm said:Just thought I'd post on this subject. I had breast reduction on Monday at the University of Virginia's Ambulatory Surgery Center. I went from a DD to a C cup. Let me tell you, those guys were AWESOME. I went into the OR at about 7:45am and I was out of surgery ~ 10:30 and on the way back to my hotel room at 12:20pm. I joked around that they were Jiffy Boob. I wore drains until Thursday and then had those taken out. I was prescribed Keflex and Percocet, although, I switched from Percocet to Tylenol two days ago!
I have experienced VERY minimal discomfort and have been extremely chipper! I have not shed one tear and I expected that I would be in extreme pain. I recently graduated from UVA (Bachelors in Sports Medicine) and have been living with my parents and my mom has had to remind me to take it easy!
I can't wait to get back to jogging (doc says 6 weeks). Shoulder fatigue was always the limiting factor in my workouts and wearing maternity sports bras wasn't good enough.
My stitches come out on Thursday the 19th.