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Dr. James Romanelli, Dr. David Pincus, and Dr. John Layliev make up the uniquely qualified team of plastic surgeons at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery.

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Breast Reduction Recovery

When women come to me to learn about breast reduction on Long Island, they frequently ask about the recovery period needed. I appreciate their concern and discuss precisely what is involved.

After breast reduction surgery, you will need to wear a surgical bra to support your breasts. Though you are likely to experience mild bruising and swelling, I prescribe pain medication to maximize comfort during recovery.

I always advise my patients to rest for a few days, with limited physical activity. You can shower after 48 hours. Most stitches are dissolving, but I remove the few non-dissolving stitches in the first week. You should only need to wear the surgical or support bra for about 6 weeks.

Once your recovery is complete, here are some benefits you can expect:

  1. Less pressure and stress on our shoulders, upper back, and neck from overly large breasts.
  2. You can shop for clothes without worrying about the need to “cover” or “hide” your breasts.
  3. After healing, you can participate in formerly difficult activities such as jogging and aerobics classes.
  4. Many patients even tell me that the headaches they experienced and deep, painful grooves in their shoulders due to their bra straps vanished almost immediately after the surgery.

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