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What is the real recovery after surgery?

Posted by Dr Jamie Burt on 5 August 2015

Most woman will be able to do almost any activity after 4 weeks. Some women are able to go back to non physical type jobs at 2 weeks or less. If you work,or can work from home, then you may be able to do some or all of your work earlier.The answer to this question often requires individual guidance based on your personal specific needs. You would be surprised how much individual  thought is required.

See this video from Dr Burt around this topic below.

You might do an office type  job  but if you have  a 2 year old at home who needs to be lifted up 10 times work might be a small issue for consideration but you might need to consider  whether you need help around home. Alternatively if your children are older or you don't have children but you are a passionate horse rider  again work may be a minor consideration but  who looks after your horse  for you might be something we need to talk through. (I have had at least one lady back horse riding at 4 weeks).

This is why considering  breast reduction is a collaboration between you and your surgeon.

Everyone's life is different and you will need to talk about your individual needs.

Dr Jamie BurtAuthor:Dr Jamie Burt
About: Dr Jamie Burt was born and educated in Melbourne, attending the University of Melbourne and graduating with MBBS in 1998. He is a member of the Senior Medical Staff at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, and was Head of Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute until 2004. Known for his respectful, informative, and caring approach, Jamie has been caring for women with breast reduction concerns for over 15 years. During this time, one moment stands out as defining what he aims to achieve with The Breast Reduction Clinic.
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