The duration of breast formation and its size vary from person to person. In a broader sense, not everyone may be satisfied with these new dimensions. From an aesthetic perspective, breast reduction or breast augmentation may be preferred for this purpose. Breast reduction is generally performed to achieve smaller and natural looking breasts. Although both surgeries are considered risk-free and relatively short procedures, they are still surgical procedures. The recovery process after breast reduction also varies from person to person. Factors such as genetics, pain threshold, technique used and the amount of breast removed all play a role.
For the first few hours after surgery, you will not feel any pain or discomfort. After 4 hours, you can begin eating liquid foods and drinks. After 6 hours, you can eat light food and eat whatever you want the next day. Make sure you get enough rest 5 to 14 days after surgery. But don’t forget to walk short distances often. Your bruising may not go away immediately after surgery, but your edema will be greatly reduced.
Even if you feel occasional pain during the second and fourth weeks of surgery, you can go about your daily activities. In the meantime, your itching may persist. However, your swelling will heal almost completely. In the meantime, stay away from strenuous activities and exercises that affect your chest area by continuing to use a strapless sports bra that is safely soft.
Exactly 1 month after surgery, you will be able to perform all your daily activities comfortably. When this period begins, you will be able to take a pleasant bath, resume exercising, and sleep comfortably on your face.
After all these periods have passed, the main question for patients is whether there will be scars around the breast. Since breast reduction is a surgical procedure, the formation of a suture scar is inevitable. However, plastic surgeons use many careful suturing techniques and stitches to minimize this scar. Therefore, patients’ scars often heal easily, leaving a slightly small scar. Many factors such as genetics, age, gender, skin color also affect stitches and scars. Therefore, it is not possible to make a complete prediction. But if you have a scar or a scar from another surgery on your body, you can guess what to expect after surgery. With this;
You can prevent your stitches from leaving any irritating marks in the surgical area.