I recommend most of my patients to overnight in my post operative recovery ward
following their mammoplasty, when they’re advised to wear a surgical bra. This serves to maintain symmetry during the initial healing period. While you may experience some discomfort initially, you can expect this to decrease daily. And oral medication can be used to manage discomfort or pain. You can also expect the scars to fade between six and 18 months.
In most cases, it’s possible to resume work within two weeks, unless the nature of your job is excessively strenuous. You may also resume exercise, starting slowly, within a few weeks. It’s normal to experience periodic and mild discomfort, but severe pain must be reported immediately.
After your procedure is completed, the recovery period is projected to around 12 days, during which no strenuous activity should be undertaken. Once the time has passed and the swelling has gone down, you can enjoy not being hindered by overly large breasts.
You can resume normal sexual activity after a minimum one week period, but you’re advised to handle the breasts gently for the following six weeks. If you have any concerns or questions regarding specific activities and time frames, check with your surgeon.
If you want to do further research into what you can and can’t do after your breast reduction, consult with my recovery guide.