V-Form Breast Reduction Recovery
After your breast reduction surgery, Dr. Nazarian will place you in a surgical bra. You may have a loose cotton wrap at first to decrease pressure on the nipple area. Dr. Nazarian rarely uses drains in her breast reduction surgeries. All of this will be discussed with you in detail during your initial consultation. You will be sent home that night. But you will need to take it easy. Someone, whether a family member or friend, should stay with you for at least that first night. And you are going to be restricted in terms of your arm movements for a week to 10 days so plan accordingly — no vacuuming, no organizing the guest closet, and no upper body workouts.
Dr. Nazarian likes for her breast reduction patients to be up and walking as soon as possible. This will get your blood flowing and help reduce any swelling. You will be bruised and swollen following your procedure. This is normal. You should not, however, be in a lot of pain. Most patients describe their recovery as uncomfortable, not painful. It is generally easily managed with over the counter pain medication. But if you need something stronger, Dr. Nazarian will be happy to prescribe a narcotic. The important thing is for you to be comfortable. However, keep in mind that narcotics will slow down your recovery. In general, patients can return to their normal activities and light exercise after 1 week, but need to refrain from exercise and submersion under water for a month.
To find out more about a V-Form Breast Reduction with Dr. Sheila Nazarian at her Beverly Hills office, contact us today or call (310) 773-3039 to schedule a consultation.