Surgical Oncologist Questions Breast Reconstruction

How long is the recovery for breast reconstruction surgery?

My mom had a tumor on her breast, so she had a mastectomy and a reconstruction immediately after. What is the recovery like for this surgery?

2 Answers

She should be recovered in approximately 3 to 4 weeks. However the specific techniques used by the plastic surgeon vary so she should contact the plastic surgeon for a more precise estimate.
Recovery is 4-6 weeks. In that time, she should be able to be up and walking around. She should avoid any lifting or overuse of her arms. There will be some pain or discomfort. Her surgeon will give her a prescription for pain medicine.