How to Recover From a Breast Reduction Surgery
- Posted on: Feb 28 2018
When it comes to breasts, the bigger, the better, right? Although that may be true for some of our patients, that’s certainly not the case for all of them. Which is why we at the Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester offer patients a breast reduction surgery to help reduce the size of their breasts, get rid of back pain, and feel more comfortable and confident in the process.
Take Pain Medication
Most patients will experience some pain and swelling after their breast reduction surgery which is why we will send you home with either a prescription for pain medication or with an over-the-counter medication. Make sure to take it as directed and with food if necessary to help prevent against a sick stomach.
Wear a Compression Garment
Right after surgery, we will wrap your entire chest in a tight compression garment. This garment should be worn for approximately two weeks after surgery to help ease swelling, prevent infection, and keep your stitches in place. If you need help learning about how to put it back on, our staff will gladly assist you.
Ask for Help Around the House
For the first few weeks while you are recovering either hire someone to help you with things around the house or ask a family member to lend a hand. Things like too much bending over or heavy lifting may break open your incision and cause bleeding.
One of the best things you can do while you’re recovering from a breast reduction? Make sure that you are getting plenty of rest. Rest will help your body heal itself after surgery and speed up the recovery process. Plus, it’s a chance for you to sit in bed all day, watch movies, and be waited on.
If you have been dealing with excessive back pain, chest pain, or just want smaller breasts, then schedule a consultation at our office today to learn more about breast reduction surgery: (585) 922-5840.
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