A breast lift can be a life-changing surgery that takes your confidence – and your figure – to the next level. Despite this, many people are hesitant to book that appointment because they don’t know what to expect during recovery. Here’s what you need to know about what happens after a breast lift in Boca Raton!
What Is Recovery Like After a Breast Lift?
Recovery is one of the most important parts of a successful breast lift. Recovery looks different for everyone, depending on your body’s natural healing rate as well as whether you’ve had additional procedures with your breast lift.
You can expect to have bandages or dressings applied to your incisions immediately after surgery. You’ll be required to wear a supportive bra or elastic bandages as well, providing additional support to aid in healing. It’s important to keep the incisions clean and change out any bandages.
You may have temporary drains, but this isn’t always the case. All surgeons have their unique instructions they give their patients, but you can expect to:
- Apply or take certain medications to minimize pain, potential side effects, or infections.
- Regularly clean the treatment area.
- Take time off from work or gentle activities for about a week.
- Take time off from vigorous activities or exercise for about six weeks.
When Is My Breast Lift Considered Fully Healed?
Incisions should be healed in about one month, though you may still experience swelling or need to wear a support bra for several months after,. Many women can switch over to a normal bra in about 8 weeks. It can take 6 to 12 weeks or sometimes longer for the breasts to “finalize” their shape.
Most surgeons consider your breast lift to be fully healed once all swelling has gone down and your life can completely go back to normal with no restrictions.
Book a Consultation With Dr. Rosenstein Today to Learn More About a Breast Lift in Boca Raton!
Considering a breast lift in Boca Raton? Take the next step today and book your consultation with Dr. Rosenstein! Contact us at 561-736-9800 to see how we can help you boost your self-esteem with a little lift!