Making the most out of the recovery period after breast lift

Making the most out of the recovery period after breast lift

16th Mar 2019


The breast lift is a plastic surgery procedure, and this means that it entails a period of recovery. In a vast majority of cases, the recovery period is no longer than ten days to two weeks, and during this time the patient is advised to take things slowly and avoid any activities that could result in wound opening or unnecessary pain.

During the consultation, the plastic surgeon will explain what needs to be done during the pre-operative period for things to go smoothly during the surgery and after. There are things that are strictly forbidden such as taking anti-inflammatory medication and smoking, and the patient should follow the plastic surgeon’s recommendations to the letter to make sure the recovery period is smooth and uneventful.

To make the most out of the recovery period after the breast lift, you should know what to expect during this time and prepare accordingly. The first few days after the breast lift, you may experience pain and discomfort on the operated area. Make sure to have analgesic pills in the house and take them as per the doctor’s orders. Also, make sure to rest in bed for a day or two after the procedure to allow your body to heal and recover from the effects of the anesthesia. However, it is also important to take short walks around the room or the house to avoid blood clots, a complication that can occur after the surgery.

For an active person, it can be quite uncomfortable to be in a situation where activities should be at a minimum. This is the reason why the recommendation is to have entertainment available in the house. This means that even before undergoing the procedure, you should make time and get movies, games, books, magazines or whatever you think will keep you entertained during the recovery period when bed rest is advised. Also, it can be useful to have someone around the house to help you during the first 24-48 hours post-op. During this time, it can be difficult for the patient to do simple things like getting dinner ready, so ask a friend or a family member to stick around and help you.

For a fast and smooth recovery, it is important to have things prepared and not to stress. Your body just went through surgical trauma, so the last thing it needs now is increased stress. This is why the post-operative period should be prepared from the pre-operative stage.

The first few weeks post-op are decisive for the recovery of the patient. The discomfort will subside within a few days, and the results of the surgery will start transpiring in a few months if the patient will follow the plastic surgeon’s recommendation. Important things to avoid after breast lift surgery are sleeping on the breasts and smoking.


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