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Breast Reduction Recovery

The breast reduction recovery process is a crucial phase following this surgical procedure. Typically, most patients can expect to be discharged later in the day following their surgery. However, it’s important to recognize that the immediate postoperative period may involve some degree of swelling and bruising, which are common side effects and typically subside as the breasts continue to heal. Pain and discomfort can also be managed with prescribed medications to ensure your comfort during this initial recovery stage.

During your breast reduction recovery, it’s essential to follow your surgeon’s postoperative care instructions diligently. These instructions often include wearing a surgical bra to provide support and minimize swelling, as well as avoiding strenuous activities and heavy lifting for a few weeks to allow for proper healing. Your surgeon will monitor your progress and advise when it’s safe to gradually resume normal activities.

It’s worth noting that breast reduction surgery can impact a woman’s ability to breastfeed in the future. If you plan to have children and breastfeed, it’s essential to have an open and thorough discussion with your surgeon about your future family planning goals. They can provide insights into how the procedure may affect breastfeeding and offer guidance on any potential alternatives or considerations.

At The Ottawa Clinic, patient well-being is a top priority, and we provide comprehensive support throughout the breast reduction recovery journey. Our experienced medical team is dedicated to ensuring your comfort and safety during this period, answering any questions or concerns you may have along the way. By adhering to the prescribed postoperative care plan and maintaining open communication with your surgeon, you can look forward to a smoother recovery process and enjoy the long-term benefits of reduced breast size, improved physical comfort, and enhanced self-confidence.