Published February 11, 2015

Recovering from Breast Reduction in Sydney

Recovery tips from a breast reduction surgeon

Are you thinking about getting breast reduction in Sydney to achieve a more proportionate and manageable breast size? Keep in mind that the recovery process for such an operation can take you several months. Knowing just what to expect and prepare for in terms of the recovery process will definitely help you go through the operation as safely and comfortably as possible.

What to expect when recovering from breast reduction surgery?

Once the surgery is done, you can expect your breast reduction surgeon to wrap your breasts in surgical gauze. In some cases, patients may be fitted with surgical tubes to drain the breast of bodily fluids that may have accumulated during the surgery. This is why people also often refer to the procedure as breast liposuction although it’s not quite as simple as that.

Drainage can last a few hours and will also help manage the swelling immediately after the procedure. Before leaving the hospital or clinic, you’ll be fitted with a surgical bra which you’ll have to wear for several weeks to secure your breasts as the incisions heal.

You can expect some pain and swelling to persist for several days after the operation. You may also experience bruising and tenderness in the treated area. In the case of excessive pain and discomfort, pain medications may be prescribed. Needless to say, you will have to refrain from any sexual activity which may give rise to unnecessary complications.

Patients can generally expect to get back to regular routine after a period of 2 weeks. You can expect your scars from the operation to disappear after a period of 8 to 12 months although these are often hardly noticeable at all especially when performed by a highly skilled surgeon.

Do you have any questions about the recovery process for breast reduction surgery? Why not discuss your needs with one of the top breast surgeons in the country? Call Dr Tavakoli today on 1300 368 107 to arrange a consultation with a foremost expert when it comes to breast reduction in Sydney!

Published By: Dr Kourosh Tavakoli

Dr Kourosh Tavakoli, MS, FRACS, is an internationally renowned Australian trained plastic surgeon with over 20 years of surgical training. He is an active member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), International Society (ISAPS) and American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS). He is considered a world leader in plastic surgery of the breast and body and lectures extensively around the word on these topics.