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How long is the recovery time and when can I return to work after a breast reduction?
As a RN you should be checked for MRSA before your surgery with a nasal swab/ culture. Next, remember, you are going to have a Breast Reduction once in your life? Do not be in a great hurry to get back to work. Anticipate a leave of at least 3 to 4 weeks.
Gary R Culbertson, MD, FACS