Breast Reduction

I'm considering having a breast reduction. How long does it take to start the whole process? I want to have it done while the kids are out for summer break, so that my son and niece can assist me for the first few weeks needed. I will give my doctor a final answer on May 4, 2016.

If you already have seen a physician and gone through the appropriate evaluations and discussion, recovery takes 2-4 weeks but by the end of one week a majority of women are off narcotics, can care for themselves and drive. Vigorous physical activity is restricted for up to a month.

Roberta L. Gartside MD
Roberta L. Gartside MD
1800 Town Center PkwyRestonVA20190US

Roberta L. Gartside MD

1800 Town Center Parkway, Suite 412, Reston,
VA, 22090, US

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For most of my patients, recovery is 2-4 weeks. It may take longer to get back to high impact cardio activity such as running or rigorous exercising but certainly daily activities can be resumed within two weeks. I usually recommend to my patients to have someone available for the first 2-4 days after surgery.

Dr. Luong

Jacqueline A. Luong MD
Jacqueline A. Luong MD
6545 France Ave SEdinaMN55435US

Jacqueline A. Luong MD

6545 France Avenue S., Suite 350, Edina, MN,
55435, US

The process of surgery to complete healing may take six weeks. If there are complications, the healing time may be extended. Summer break may be a reasonable time to have the procedure. Best wishes.

Earl Stephenson, Jr., M.D.
Earl Stephenson, Jr., M.D.
2220 Wisteria Dr SWSnellvilleGA30078US

Earl Stephenson, Jr., M.D.

2220 Wisteria Drive, Suite 209, Snellville,
GA, 30078, US

For those wanting to get insurance coverage, our experience is that it takes 1-2 months to get approval in some cases. For those who are not using insurance for coverage, the main obstacle is finding a mutually acceptable time for patient and surgeon.

Reza Momeni MD, FACS
Reza Momeni MD, FACS
1 Diamond Hill RdBerkeley HeightsNJ07922US

Reza Momeni MD, FACS

1 Diamond Hill Road, Berkeley Heights, NJ,
07922, US

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