Breast Reduction Surgery – Two tips for smooth recovery

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The breast reduction surgery is a blessing for girls who have big boobs. Bigger is not always better. It can be painful, embarrassing and cause of discomfort, especially if you have big breasts. Once the surgery is done, you will feel as if a lot of weight has been lifted off your shoulders. Large breasts can trigger back and neck pain. As a matter of fact, you will find it difficult to buy the clothing that fits your body. If these are your problems too then breast reduction surgery is the answer.

Just like other surgical procedures, there are some changes that you have to make to your habits and life both before and after the procedure for quick and comfortable recovery. Here are a few things to do to make recovery comfortable.

Recline in the right positions

Swelling and bruising is common after the surgery and might last for several months. Although breasts would appear smaller in size, swelling would keep you from seeing results for up to a year post-surgery. you can do a few things to minimize swelling.

The position you sleep and sit plays an important role in minimizing swelling. During the first few weeks after the surgery, keep your chest elevated. Do not lay flat on your back rather place a few pillows under your torso to keep the chest part lifted. Sit upright in a chair or sit in a recliner to keep the chest up.

Handling discomfort and pain

Usually, discomfort and pain after undergoing a breast reduction surgery is minimal, however every patient handles pain and discomfort in a different way. If you find it difficult to bear pain then ask your cosmetic surgeon for a prescription pain reliever.  In some cases, intake of over the counter medications might provide relief. Make sure that you talk to your surgeon before taking any medication. This would help in ensuring that there are issues that might impede the process of healing.

There are different things that you can do to make sure the recovery after this surgery is smooth. Your surgeon would guide you for smooth recovery.

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