There are things you must do while you are healing from a breast reduction procedure. The cosmetic surgeon will make you aware of what part you play in your own healing and recovery. If there is something that you are unclear about, ask.
Taking your temperature on a regular basis as you recover is strongly recommended. Having an elevated temperature could be a sign that an infection has gotten underway.
Make sure that you take your antibiotics at the correct time of the day. If you are currently taking birth control pills, be aware that antibiotics can interfere with the effectiveness of oral contraceptives. During your recuperation period, use a backup method of birth control to ensure that you are protected.
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How sore you will be following breast reduction and the amount of pain you will find yourself in tends to vary from one person to another. Pain tolerance is very individual in nature. For the first few days you will definitely feel a certain degree of soreness, stiffness and tenderness. More than likely, you will not want to move around very much on account of this. This is not a lasting effect and will subside.
Do not suffer and wait until you feel the pain begin to set in to reach for a pain reliever. Take your required medication regularly. The less pain and discomfort you suffer with, the better. This will make your overall experience more of a positive one and it will speed up your recuperation time.
All forms of surgery according to Dr Lloyd Krieger come with swelling and breast reduction is no exception to that. Swelling (edema) is the body’s normal reaction to an injury that has taken place. Swelling is considered to be a natural inflammatory action. What happens following an injury is that fluids that are high in hemoglobin and white blood cells build up at the site in order to treat the issue. When an area swells, it is not necessarily a bad thing but too much swelling can signal a problem that needs to be looked at by the surgeon.
After breast reduction, you may continue to notice that your chest is swollen for up to three to four months. With the passage of time the swelling will lessen. You will notice that your breasts are smaller in size and are positioned higher on your body. Some patients may experience more soreness than swelling. Continue reading by clicking here.
If swelling is prolonged, it can be treated in numerous ways. Reducing your intake of sodium is important as is increasing your intake of fluids (water in particular). Doing light exercises can help, such as walking. For some patients, a prescription may need to be written.
Bruises may be present following breast reduction surgery. If you do experience bruising, ask the doctor about treatment options to improve the appearance of the bruises. Vitamin A and C can reduce discolorations and improve the rate of healing. Several days post operatively you can apply warm, gentle compresses to help bring down the bruising.