Recovering from Breast Reduction Mammoplasty in Sydney

Published February 11, 2015

Recovering from Breast Reduction Mammoplasty in Sydney

Recovery tips from a breast reduction mammoplasty surgeon

Are you thinking about getting breast reduction mammoplasty surgery in Sydney? 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 through your recovery.

What to expect when recovering from breast reduction mammoplasty surgery?

Once the surgery is done, you can expect your breast reduction mammoplasty 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 fade but not disappear after a period of 8 to 12 months.

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 on 1300 368 107 to arrange a consultation with a foremost expert when it comes to breast reduction mammoplasty in Sydney!

Published By: Dr Kourosh Tavakoli

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