Recovery tips for breast reduction surgery
Having a breast reduction surgery is a big step in anyone’s life, the decision to go through this process is mostly because of physical reasons, like neck pain, backache or limit to do physical activities. Other people decide to do it to gain confidence, feel better about their image, and to get some relief thanks to not carrying that excessive weight anymore.
When you consider taking the breast reduction surgery there can be a lot of confusion, doubts,
The recovery process is one of the things that scare patients the most, it is a crucial part
Breast reduction recovery tips.
Take a rest: You should have at least 2 weeks off from work and any other activities, like working out. Don’t do any lifting. Please don’t underestimate this step since it will help a lot in the recovery process. Get enough sleep.
You might have to change the way you sleep: You’ll have to sleep on your back and in an elevated position to avoid swelling and putting pressure on your breasts.
Don’t drive and avoid getting in a car as much as you can: The seat belt will cause pain in your breasts and discomfort.
Don’t shower: Don’t put water pressure over the incision since this will slow the healing process.
Use your surgical bra 24/7: Surgical bra will be your new best friend. It will help your breast to stay in their place and will help with the healing process. Avoid using other types of bra since it will rub you incisions and make you feel uncomfortable.
Take your medicine: Surgeon will prescribe you antibiotics to avoid any infection and analgesics to help with the pain.
Don’t over worry about the scars: It is completely normal to have scars
Don’t hesitate to contact your doctor if you see anything unusual: If you notice unusual swelling, pus in the incision, fever or more pain than usual talk to your doctor.