Recovery After a Breast Reduction.
Hi, so let's talk about the recovery for a breast reduction. Patients tolerate this procedure quite well, and this is the surgery I do commonly in my practice. In general, for the first two to three days, I tell patients to take their prescribed medications every six hours, and that really gets you through that initial phase of healing. After that, you can cut back on the pain medications or substituting for ibuprofen. In about a week, you should be able to return to your normal daily activities.