Following a breast lift, surgical sutures stay in place for an average of seven to 10 days and dressings will be put in place. A compression bra will also need to be worn for several weeks to help the incisions heal. Initial recovery lasts about one to two weeks, after which normal activities and non-strenuous work can slowly be resumed.
Prescription pain medication can relieve discomfort and swelling during the recovery period. Lifting, strenuous exercise, and other high-impact activities must be suspended for at least several additional weeks, per surgeon’s instructions. Soreness and swelling will slowly subside over the weeks and months following surgery until the incisions fully heal.
It is important that patients follow all surgeon instructions during healing to help ensure the best results and prevent complications