After breast surgery it is normal to find something tired a few days, but you can make life almost normal at 24-48 hours. Most discomfort is well controlled with the medication prescribed by your plastic surgeon, although the breasts may hurt a couple of weeks; The first menstruation after a reduction can make the breasts swell and hurt. The bandage or dressings will be removed in a few days, being replaced by a special bra, which must be worn in the manner indicated by your surgeon. It is normal to have a burning sensation in the nipples during the first two weeks.
After reduction, it may be normal to have a decrease in nipple sensation; This situation is generally temporary, except in some reductions that may be final. The stitches are removed between 7 and 14 days; the edema does not completely subside until 3 or 6 weeks.
After a breast reduction you can return to work in 2 or 3 weeks, although in a few days you can make almost normal life. You should limit strong physical activities for a few weeks, until you recover from the operation. For 1 or 2 weeks it is convenient to avoid sexual intercourse so that the incisions are not inflamed; Avoid 3 or 4 weeks of intense physical contact of the breasts. It is normal for small scabs or a little liquid to appear through the incisions. Your plastic surgeon will see you during the months following the surgery to see the evolution. If you have any discomfort between visits or any doubt about what you should or should not do, do not hesitate to call.