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A breast reduction or a breast lift has a recovery time of between three to six weeks. During the first three weeks it is necessary to protect the area from undue stress so as to allow it to fully heal. During this time we would recommend that the elbow not be lifted above the shoulder height and you do not lift more than five pounds.What should I expect after breast reduction surgery?
While you recover, you'll need to stop physical activity for at least one month after surgery. After breast reduction surgery, you should expect to feel tired and to have breast pain. This is normal. Your surgeon will give you an oral painkiller to ease you through the first few days after surgery. You should also avoid heavy lifting.When should I consider breast reduction surgery?
You can have breast reduction surgery at any age - sometimes even as a teenager. But if your breasts aren't yet fully developed, you might need a second surgery later in life. You might postpone breast reduction surgery if you have certain future plans, such as: Childbirth.What are the side effects of breast reduction surgery?
Scars are a normal side effect of breast reduction surgery. These scars will fade over time but will never completely disappear. Scars can be made worse if you lift heavy objects too soon after surgery. In rare cases, some people have certain complications, such as inadequate healing of the nipple area, that may require a skin graft.