Breast lift with implants, medically referred to as an augmentation mastopexy, is a procedure designed to reduce inelastic skin, add volume and fullness, and give the breasts a firmer, more youthful appearance. This treatment combines breast lift and breast augmentation surgery into a single procedure, and while recovery is slightly different for everyone, there are a few general aspects of the process that will be experienced by most patients following surgery.
After the breast lift with implants procedure, your breasts will be somewhat tender and there will be some swelling and bruising in the treatment areas. Our plastic surgeon will likely recommend a special bra to be worn during recovery to facilitate the healing process. Medication can alleviate discomfort while the breasts heal, and you are encouraged to get plenty of rest after treatment. Many patients can resume work or other daily activities after about two weeks; however, this varies from patient to patient. Strenuous activity should be avoided for at least one month. It’s important to remember that, while swelling should dissipate significantly in the weeks and months following surgery, it may not completely fade until several months after the procedure. In some cases, patients experience post-operative swelling for up to a year or longer. With that in mind, swelling in the treatment area for that amount of time is typically mild and often barely noticeable, and it should not limit one’s activities.
Since every patient is unique, the exact details of what you can expect during recovery will not be the same as what someone else may experience. Once you have met with one of our plastic surgeons here at Florida Plastic Surgery Group for an initial consultation, he will perform a comprehensive evaluation and address your concerns about the procedure and the recovery process.