At the end of the operation, there will be steri-strips and gauze on all the incisions and you will be in a soft surgical bra. You will likely have one small drain in each breast to prevent fluid accumulation. You will be given pain medication and antibiotics after surgery. You are encouraged to be up and walking around the night after surgery to prevent clot formation in the legs.
You can remove the gauze and shower two days after surgery. Baths and swimming are not allowed for 6 weeks after surgery. You will be seen in the office within a few days of surgery to remove the drains and check to make sure everything is healing well.
You will be able to resume light activity and return to work 1-2 weeks after surgery. You will be seen again two weeks later for a second check-up. You will then be seen one final time 2-3 months after surgery to take the after surgery photos.
At 6-8 weeks after surgery, you can resume vigorous exercise and working out.
If you are interested in a breast reduction for excessively large breasts, come visit our plastic surgery office in Fairfield County, Connecticut. Call 203-374-0310 to set up an appointment with Board Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Shareef Jandali. We look forward to seeing you!