Do I need downtime after an areola or nipple correction surgery?

You will need a protective dressing for at least a week following surgery. This can be disguised with loose clothing. There may also be stitches to remove after 7-10 days. Exercise including brisk walking should be avoided. However, you are not in significant pain and capable of working from home the next day. Normal work depends on travelling issues and how physical it is. You may need to take one week off work following an areola or nipple reduction/correction surgery, perhaps longer if your job requires anything very physical. Strenuous activities, heavy lifting and intense exercise should be avoided for around 6 weeks following your surgery. You should be back to your regular routine and exercise after 4+ weeks of surgery. 

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