How long will it take for my incisions to heal after breast reduction surgery?

In the first few days after your surgery, the treatment area will be sore. It may be pink or red and show signs of bruising.

The incisions may produce some blood or clear discharge. Keep the area clean and dry and inspect the incisions regularly to ensure there are no signs of infection. You can find out more about infections and other surgical complications here.

Your incisions should heal after 4-8 weeks, during this time they will soften into scars which you should keep clean, dry and out of direct sunlight, the scars will continue to fade over the next 12 months.

Find out more on this topic on our Breast Reduction Recovery Timeline.

Published: October 28th, 2020