What will my recovery be like?
After the breast lift procedure, patients can expect one to two weeks of downtime where they must rest and recover at home. This involves taking time off from work and following exercise restrictions. Most patients have some soreness for the first 2-10 days, but this can be well managed with a prescription pain medication. Non-strenuous activities of daily living can be resumed in 24-48 hours, however more strenuous exercise should not be undertaken for 5-6 weeks. Patients will also be asked to wear a surgical bra to minimize swelling and assist the healing process.