Yes, breast reduction surgery is considered to be permanent. However, If you gain weight, the remaining fat cells can enlarge and swell. Likewise, if you fall pregnant, the tissues will swell or take on fluid and store milk. Hormonal changes can also affect the amount of breast tissue.
Although all patients are different, generally swelling will subside within a week or two. You may also experience bruising, however this should also decrease as swelling subsides. If you feel severe pain following the procedure, it is important you contact us immediately.
You may begin light exercise approximately two weeks after your procedure and work up to your regular exercise routine after six weeks. It is important that you do not do any heavy lifting within six weeks of your procedure.