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How long after breast reduction can I lift things?

How long after breast reduction can I lift things?

For about 2 weeks after surgery, avoid lifting anything that would make you strain. This may include heavy grocery bags and milk containers, a heavy briefcase or backpack, cat litter or dog food bags, a vacuum cleaner, or a child. Do not lift anything over your head for 2 to 3 weeks.

How painful is breast reduction and lift surgery?

Pain is typically most intense in the days immediately following surgery and then begins to subside. Soreness can continue for up to two to three weeks following surgery, but this is more like the feeling experienced after a hard workout.

How does a breast reduction with lift work?

A breast reduction with lift surgery combines two procedures to improve the size and shape of the breasts. A reduction involves decreasing the size of overly large breasts by removing excess tissue and skin. A breast lift is done in order to raise and reshape the breasts.

What’s the longest road to recovery after breast reduction?

If you thought the worst part was over, think again. Once the sedatives and drugs wear off post-surgery, and that throb of pain and wave of nausea hit you, you’re in for what feels like the longest road to (breast reduction) recovery — ever. And it kind of is. Imagine period boobs but like 3 gajillion times worse.

Is there pain relief after a breast reduction?

Breast Reduction With Lift Pain A breast reduction with a lift is performed under general anesthesia to enhance comfort during and immediately after the surgery. Any soreness or pain that develops in the hours and days following your breast reduction can be alleviated with prescribed or over-the-counter pain medication.

When did I decide to get a breast reduction?

When I graduated from high school, I made the biggest decision of my life: I was going to get a breast reduction. I was 18 and had only just entered adulthood, and reluctant to go under the knife for such a serious surgery — but I felt like I just couldn’t put it off any longer without sacrificing both my mental and physical well-being.

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