Do you have sagging breasts that are making you unhappy? If yes, you may want to consider a breast lift, because it elevates the breasts and gives them a more natural look. A breast lift can also boost your self-confidence. But what exactly is a breast lift, and how long is the recovery.
A breast lift or mastopexy is a surgical procedure that is done to uplift sagging breasts. Repositioning the breasts higher on the chest, improves their overall shape and appearance. The breasts often sag and lose shape as a result of breastfeeding, weight loss, and aging. A breast lift is often done in conjunction with a breast augmentation (learn more).
How long is recovery from a breast lift
Recovery times after a breast lift varies among patients, as it depends on the extent of the procedure. However, full recovery after a breast lift takes approximately 6 weeks, but final results can take several months to show.
The breasts will be swollen and bruised after a breast lift, and there will also be some discomfort and soreness at the incision sites. After breast lift surgery, patients are required to wear a support bra which helps to minimize swelling, and provides support for the breasts during recovery.
Patients should get plenty of rest in the first few days after surgery, so they will need to get help with household tasks. Most patients are able to go back to work about 7 days after surgery. All regular activities can be resumed about 4-6 weeks post-surgery.
Would you like to learn more about recovery from a breast lift?
If you are in the New York, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, or New Jersey, NY, areas contact board certified plastic surgeon Robert Vitolo MD, for a consultation.
You can reach Dr. Vitolo at drvitolo.com, or by calling (718) 667-0890.