What is the Recovery Time for Breast Reduction and Tummy Tuck?


Q.: What is the recovery time for breast reduction and tummy tuck?

Dr. Brown answers: “Breast reduction and tummy tuck surgery may be performed separately, or when indicated, they may be performed at the same time. When combined, patients will stay overnight in our clinic under the supervision of two private nurses. Following discharge the next morning, most people take between 7 and 10 days to return to normal non-physical daily activities. At this point, there will still be tenderness and easy fatigue. Full physical recovery to return to exercise or heavy lifting will take between 4 and 6 weeks.”