Have you been dreaming of getting a breast lift, and you’ve finally decided to take the plunge. A breast lift can certainly be a satisfying procedure if droopy, sagging breasts are a concern for you. But it’s also important to be fully prepared for recovery, because it can make a lot of difference in your results.
Breast Lift Surgery
A breast lift or mastopexy is a procedure that is done to restore shape and firmness to sagging breasts. The procedure elevates the breasts by removing excess skin and tissue, and moves the nipples higher up on the chest. A breast lift is often combined with breast augmentation for optimal results.
Many of the women that undergo breast lift surgery are moms that are unhappy with the appearance of their breasts, after pregnancy and breastfeeding.
How long is recovery from a breast lift?
Recovery after a breast lift will be different for every patient, but full recovery typically takes about 6 weeks. However, most women notice that they feel much better about one week after surgery.
Patients are advised to take it easy the first few days after surgery, and take pain medication as needed. The breasts are typically swollen and bruised, and there will be some discomfort, especially for the first 48 hours. A surgical bra is worn to support the breasts during the healing process.
Lifting, and all strenuous activities, should be avoided for at least 4 weeks after a breast lift. However, most patients are able to return to work about 7 days after surgery.
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