Recovery From Breast Lift Surgery With Implants SurgeryPosted on June 10, 2020
Breast lift with augmentation is a safe and proven cosmetic surgery procedure to correct your sagging and deflated breasts through a combined tissue lifting and implant placement. After your surgery, you will need to go through a recovery process for a few days. A strong recovery is vital to achieving desirable and sustainable results from your surgery.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Kim provides breast lift with implants surgery to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, and surrounding communities.
Managing Pain and Discomfort
You will experience mild pain and soreness in your incision areas after the effects of general anesthesia wear off. For the first few days, you can take pain medications as prescribed by your surgeon. Bruising and swelling will appear more pronounced in the first week, but will begin to subside from the second week.
You should perform short walks and light activities at home in the first week. This will help ensure that the blood flow to the incision sites is maintained and healing is faster. Around the mid or end of second week, you should have recovered enough to return to your normal routine or go back to your job.
Sleeping and Bathing
Avoid sleeping on your abdomen or sides for the first two to three weeks after your breast augmentation with lift plastic surgery. Do not bend or lift heavy weights or perform any activities that put excess strain on your chest.
Avoid showering or bathing in the first one or two days after your procedure, and ask your surgeon when they would recommend you to resume normal bathing routine. Raising your hands to wash hair in the first few days may be difficult, but your condition will improve rapidly from the second week.
Healthy Healing of Scars
Treat your incision areas with extra care in the first few weeks to ensure your wounds heal well and the subsequent scarring is minimized. Make sure the surgical dressings applied to the incision sites remain clean and dry. In a few days, your surgeon will replace the dressings with a special surgical bra for extra support to your tissue.
Protect incisions against direct sun exposure for several weeks or months. Avoid smoking throughout the recovery phase to ensure that your healing is healthy and scarring is under control. Talk to your surgeon about any topical scar reduction products they may recommend.
Resuming Your Exercise Regimen
You can resume your regular fitness and exercise regimen in about four to six weeks once your surgeon gives you the go-ahead for it. You may also consider massage therapy in the breast area from a trained therapist if your surgeon advises.
Even after four to six weeks, you may continue to avoid strenuous sports activities that put more strain on the chest (such as golf or tennis) for some more time. Long-term focus on a healthy diet and regular exercise will help improve the longevity of your results of breast implants with lift surgery.
Cosmetic surgeon Dr. David Kim receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA and nearby areas for breast lift with implants surgery.
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