What should I expect during my breast lift recovery?
After the surgery, dressing and bandages will be applied on the incision area. You will be provided with an elastic bandage and support bra to minimize any discomfort. The support bra will help in healing any swelling and bruises.
Immediately after the surgery, you will be taken into a recovery area for close monitoring. You may be permitted to go home when you are stable for discharge, typically after an hour or so.
Antibiotics, Pain medications and ointments will be provided to prevent infection and heal the scars. You will be advised to apply ointment on scar and maintain hygiene around the area. You will be advised to wear the support garment (a bra or elastic band, called a bandeau) around the clock. This will help in faster healing.
Following your physician’s instructions is essential to the success of your surgery. You should be careful that the incisions are not subjected to excessive force, swelling, abrasion or motion during the time of healing.You will be asked to visit the surgeon again for your follow-ups. Some Instructions vary, so it’s important to follow all your plastic surgeon’s directions carefully. You will be asked to visit the surgeon again for your follow-ups:-
What results should I expect after breast lift surgery?
The results after the breast lift surgery is immediately visible. With time, the swelling and the incision marks will fade away. You will be able to see final result within few months as the breast shape and position is settled. The result of the breast lift surgery is long term..
It is important to maintain a healthy weight and a healthy lifestyle for a long lasting effect. With time your breast might continue to change due to ageing, hormonal changes, and weight fluctuations.. It is better to opt for breast lift surgery after your family is complete. Pregnancy and lactation might alter the result.
What are the risks of breast lift surgery?
The decision to have plastic surgery is a personal one. You will have to accept both the success and the risk involved with the surgery equally. The benefits are many and you will be happy with the results of the surgery. You will be asked to sign consent forms to ensure that you fully understand the procedure and any breast lift risks and potential complications.
Breast lift risks include:
• Anesthesia risks
• Bleeding or hematoma formation
• Poor healing of incisions
• Changes in nipple or breast sensation, which may be temporary or permanent
• Breast contour and shape irregularities
• Breast asymmetry
• Fatty tissue found deep in the skin might die (fat necrosis)
• Fluid accumulation
• Potential partial or total loss of nipple and areola
• Deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications
• Possibility of revisional surgery
These risks and others will be fully discussed prior to your consent. It is important that you have a personal discussion with the surgeon regarding the surgery.