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Breast Lift Recovery
All Breast lift surgery is done in our private certified ambulatory surgery center on an outpatient basis. Patients do not have to go to the hospital to have these procedures done.
A post-operative bra is placed on a patient at the end of the procedure. This bra is typically worn for one week post-operatively. The bra can be removed to shower, but should be put back on. Steri-Strips are used to cover incisions, and are kept in place for two weeks.
Post-operative pain management includes the use of light narcotic pain medications such as Vicodin.
After breast lift surgery, most patients are able to return to work and social activities after about four days. Child care and light exercise (walking, stair climbing, spinning) can be resumed as soon as a patient feels ready.
For mastopexy augmentation patients that receive breast implants as part of their procedure, there are some additional restrictions on weight lifting. Exercises that specifically isolate the pectoralis muscles (bench pressing, push-ups etc.) should not be resumed until 8 weeks post-operatively.