Mastopexy Recovery – What to Expect after Breast Lift Surgery
Once a patient has chosen to have a breast lift, also called a mastopexy, it is important for the patient to know what to expect after they leave the surgery center in order to speed up the recovery process allowing them to heal and return to normal.
Recovery time is highly dependent on the patient and how their body responds to breast lift surgery. Before leaving our surgery center, you will be given specific instructions on how to care for your breasts, medications to use, and when to follow-up with.
Following the surgery, the patient will wear a support bra 24 hours a day for several weeks to minimize swelling and support the breasts as they heal. Incision sites will need to be cleaned and ointment applied as directed. It is often recommended that patients sleep on an incline for the first few days to reduce swelling and improve circulation. Patients are normally able to return to work and light activities after about a week. During the first week, it is important to avoid bending over or any activities that put unnecessary pressure on the chest. Exercise and normal activity can resume typically eight weeks after your breast lift surgery.
I give each of my patients my personal cell phone number and asks them to call or text at any time, day or night. My main goal is for patients to feel comfortable and at ease through out the recovery process so they may fully enjoy the aesthetic results.
If you are considering a breast lift and want to discuss the your options and surgery recovery in depth, email DrAzad@KamranAzadMD.com to schedule a FREE consultation.