Breast Lift Recovery
The breast lift procedure will be performed on an outpatient basis; patents are able to rest and relax at home the same afternoon. Women need to expect the recovery from their lift to take between two to four weeks but will feel good within the first week. Generally, pain after surgery is only mild to moderate, although Dr. Kreithen will prescribe appropriate medications for comfort.
Swelling, bruising, and numbness are common but are temporary. Initially, after the procedure, bandages will be worn; then a surgical support bra will be used for approximately one month to allow for appropriate healing. Patients generally feel well enough to return to work or school in two to three days, but strenuous exercise should be postponed for up to four weeks.