After the surgery is complete, bandages will be applied to minimize movement and aid the healing process. Before long, the bandages will be replaced by a surgical bra that should be worn for several weeks. Patients may be ready to return to work by one week to 10 days after surgery. Numbness and swelling may persist for a few weeks after surgery. All patients should avoid physical exercise for six weeks. Dr. Mesbahi will provide you with more detailed postoperative instructions that you should carefully follow to minimize your risk of surgical complications and improve your recovery experience.
After breast lift surgery, there will likely be scarring where the incisions were placed. The extent of scarring will be determined by how your body heals and how well you follow Dr. Mesbahi’s postoperative recommendations. Scar tissue can darken if exposed to sunlight, so it is best to minimize sun exposure and keep the area covered when in the sunlight. Women who undergo breast lift surgery usually feel that the resulting scar is well worth the enhancement to their breast shape. Ultimately, your scars will fade over time.
Anesthesia ensures that patients are comfortable during breast lift surgery. During recovery, some patients report minor pain. Any discomfort can be treated with oral medication and will lessen with time.