Nipple Reduction FAQ – When can you resume regular physical activity?

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Our expert Plastic Surgeon Adrian Richards is the Medical Director for The Private Clinic. Clinics are located in BirminghamBristolBuckinghamshireGlasgowLondon Harley StreetLeedsManchester and Northampton.

In this episode of our Nipple Reduction series, Mr Richards talks about resuming regular physical activity, and when is appropriate to do so.
A nipple reduction procedure is relatively straight forward, and doesn’t require the intensive healing process as more invasive procedures do. Minor tasks that don’t put too much strain on your body, or raise your blood pressure too much can be done as early as the first week. It is advised you try not to raise your blood pressure too much, as this can exacerbate the bruising and swelling around your nipple. After this, you can step up your exercise gently, day by day, but still staying within the confines of your own comfort. After around 3 weeks, all being well you should be quite close to full fitness, so just basic common sense on how you are doing will let you know whether you can get back to your regular exercise routines. As you hit the month mark, you should be back to all tasks which you were doing before your surgery. If this is not the case, then our advice would be to come and see us for a follow up consultation just so we can check everything is alright.