I had a breast reduction with Peter about 3 months ago now. My recovery time was amazingly quick, i had 2.5 weeks off work but really didn’t need this long as I wasn’t in any pain or discomfort from the operation. The pain relief medication that was prescribed to me, I didn’t need to take as I wasn’t in any pain what so ever. The only down side for me was the sleeping upright (with pillows) for the first few nights to help with swelling. I was really surprised at the very minimal down time I had form the surgery.