Recovery Tips for Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast Reduction Salt Lake City, UTLiving a life full of a constant back, shoulder, and neck pain can feel debilitating at times. If you are suffering from these symptoms due to your large breast size, you may be an ideal candidate to get a breast reduction surgery from Dr. York Yates. By removing excess breast tissue, fat, and skin, Dr. York Yates can get you back on the right track towards living a more comfortable life.

If you are considering this type of surgery, you likely have at least a handful of questions including what to do when you are sent home to recover. We want to make sure that you know what to expect and how you can minimize your healing time.

Refrain from Exercise

It’s no secret that exercise is one of the best ways you can manage a healthy weight, have a healthy heart, and live a healthier life, but for a few weeks after your surgery, you should avoid any strenuous workouts or activities. The recovery period after your breast reduction surgery is one of the most crucial parts of the procedure because it’s when your body does the most healing. If you interrupt the healing process with something like exercise it may put you at a greater risk of developing an infection.

It Will Be Tender

Your breasts may be tender to the touch after surgery, but that’s completely normal. During this time try to rest as much as possible and take some over-the-counter pain medications to help ease the pain and discomfort.

Take Time Off of Work

It takes the upwards of four weeks for patients to fully recover from a breast reduction. Although you don’t need to take the entire month off of work, it may be beneficial to take a week or two off so that your body gets the rest it needs to heal properly. Plus, who doesn’t love the opportunity to catch up on old reruns?

Breast reduction surgeries are becoming increasingly popular amongst women who live day in and day out with back pain. Schedule your breast reduction consultation with Dr. York Yates today!