A breast reduction is done under full anaesthetic and lasts about 2 to 3 hours. You may leave the clinic the same day.
Drains (fine tubes) are often placed under the skin to drain excess moisture from the wounds. On average these draining tubes are removed approximately three days after the breast reduction.
A firm support bra is used for a month after the breast reduction to provide extra support. This special support bra is fitted straight after the operation.
Sport and strenuous activities are not recommended in the first weeks after the breast reduction. Most patients return to work after ten days.
The lifting effect of the breast reduction not only results in smaller, but also in firmer breasts. Even though a breast reduction is a drastic operation, most women feel it is a positive experience.