At the end of the operation, there will be steri-strips and gauze on the incisions. A soft surgical bra is supplied that has a zipper in front for ease of use. You will be given pain medication, nausea medication, and antibiotics after surgery. Most patients are surprised by how comfortable they feel within a few days of surgery. You are encouraged to be up and walking around the night after surgery to prevent clot formation in the legs.
You can remove the gauze dressings and shower two days after surgery. Baths and swimming are not allowed for 6 weeks after surgery. You will be seen in the office within a few days of surgery to check to make sure everything is healing well. You will be able to resume light activity and return to work 1-2 weeks after surgery. You will be seen again two weeks later for a second check-up. You will then be seen 2-3 months after surgery for a final check and to take the after surgery photos.
It is important not to exercise at all or raise your blood pressure for the first 2-3 weeks after surgery. At this point, long walks can be taken. At about a month after surgery, moderate cardio exercise can be performed. At two months after surgery, you can resume vigorous exercise and weight lifting.
If you are interested in hearing more about breast lift surgery, please contact our Fairfield County, Connecticut plastic surgery practice today. Call 203-374-0310 for an appointment with Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Shareef Jandali.