Recovery after breast reduction surgery
Following surgery, you will return home with a supportive dressing which should be kept dry and clean. After a short period – usually around one week – you will return to see Mr Wilson to have the dressing removed.
As with any surgery, you will need to take it easy at home to help speed up your recovery. Although you will be mobile from day one, it is advised to take at least a week off of work to give the body time to recover.
Initially, strenuous exercise should be avoided but after six weeks you should be able to return to regular strenuous exercise. You should also avoid driving if possible until you no longer experience any pain when wearing a seatbelt. You may need to contact your car insurance provider regarding their policy on driving after surgery.
What are the risks a breast reduction?
Whilst breast reduction surgery is usually highly successful, and most women are delighted with the physical and cosmetic improvements to their bodies, there are inevitably risks or complications that you should be aware of.
It is impossible to guarantee a particular cup size, and as with your natural breasts, there will likely be minor asymmetries between them even after surgery.
Most post-surgery problems are minor and can be managed at home with simple dressings. In a few cases, a breast reduction can result in the loss of the nipple or loss of feeling in the breasts.
After most breast reductions, it will still be possible to breastfeed, but this cannot be guaranteed.
Choosing Dr Wilson for your breast reduction surgery means you are in the safest possible hands with the best aftercare available. Dr Wilson will be available to talk you through any worries or concerns at all stages of your procedure and ensure you are aware of any risk factors.
How much does breast reduction surgery cost?
Depending on the type of procedure you require, the cost of surgery can vary. Please get in touch for details.
These are guide prices and are subject to change following an initial consultation with Mr Wilson, where a bespoke quote will be provided, specific to each patient.
At Nuffield Bristol Hospital
At BMI Bath Clinic
At Winfield Hospital (Gloucester)
At St Josephs Newport
There are finance options available which you can find information about on the Spire, Nuffield, Circle Health Group and Winfield hospital websites respectively.
How long until I am able to exercise after breast reduction?
You will need to wear a sports bra 24 hours a day for up to six weeks after breast surgery. At a month most patients can resume most exercise, except heavy lifting. At six weeks, patients are generally completely healed and can resume all exercises.
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