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naturalbreastrecon (Physician - Surgery - Plastic (Verified) ) - 04 / 24 / 2012

Generally speaking, patients can sit in a chair the day after surgery, they are walking by 2 days after surgery, and they leave the hospital on the fourth day after surgery. We ask you to sleep on your back for a minimum of a month, sometimes longer (depending on the size of the flaps), and to avoid vigorous physical activity for at least 6-8 weeks. Most people seem to feel like they are well on their way to recovery within 2 months, although obviously healing goes on for a significantly longer. However, everyone is different, and some patients recover more rapidly, other seems to take a little more time. We feel that the optimal approach is to let you speak to other patients who have been through the process, so that they may share their experiences directly with you.
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