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What’s the Recovery Time for a Breast Lift?

Breast LiftAn increasingly common procedure for cosmetic surgery that can help the breasts regain their young appearance is a breast lift, often known as a mastopexy. During the surgery, extra skin and fat are removed, and the surrounding tissue is reshaped to give the breasts a firmer, more elevated appearance. Although each patient’s recovery period for a breast lift is different, most patients are able to resume their regular activities within a few weeks. In general, it’s critical for patients to exercise sufficient caution during this time to achieve the best outcomes and reduce any possible hazards. We’ll go into more depth regarding the breast lift recovery process in this blog article so you can decide if this treatment is right for you.

Immediately After Surgery 

Assisting the body in recovering following surgery is the first stage towards healing. You could notice some swelling, bruising, and discomfort right away after your breast lift; these side effects usually go away over the course of two weeks. Moreover, now is the time to begin wearing your surgical bra or compression bandage, which will support newly-shaped tissue while assisting in the reduction of edema.

After a Couple Weeks

Around two weeks after surgery, you’ll be allowed to start modest exercise like walking, but you should avoid any vigorous activity for the first few days while you heal. You should be able to resume all regular activities and exercise routines three months after the procedure, but for the best results, it’s crucial to wear supportive bras for the whole three-month recovery period and beyond.

It’s important to keep in mind that every person’s body recovers in a different way; if, at any time throughout your recovery, you have unexpected or odd symptoms, call your doctor right away. It is easy to achieve desired outcomes and reduce potential hazards linked with breast lift procedures with the right post-operative instruction.

Get Your Breast Lift Surgery at Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery 

Dr. Jeremy Z. Williams at Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery in Lone Tree, CO is a board-certified plastic surgeon that has the experience and expertise to ensure that your breast lift procedure is a success. If you are interested in learning more about getting a breast lift, contact us at 303-706-1100 or visit us online at

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