Breast lift surgery is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures aimed to help women get rid of sagging breasts. The surgery involves removing excess skin and breast tissues and tightening the surrounding tissues to help a woman regain a rounder, firmer and uplifted breast profile.
If you have also recently undergone Breast Lift & Augmentation surgery or are planning to go under the knife to get a fuller and firmer bosom follow these post-surgery instruction to enjoy a quick and uneventful recovery.
Rest is essential:
Immediately after the surgery you will feel fatigued and low on energy, which is quite natural as breast lift is a major surgery that takes toll on the patient’s entire body. So take as much rest as you can while your body heals. However, walk around a little a few hours after the surgery is important as it helps reduce the risk of developing blood clots.
Don’t indulge yourself into strenuous activities:
Avoid all activities that could raise your pulse, such as running, jogging, exercising, dancing or weight lifting. Also do not bend or lift any heavy objects, including your kids and pets. You may not be able to return to work for 7 to 10 days, so if you are a working woman, plan your leaves accordingly.
Expect your breasts to remain sore and tender for at least one week. Your surgeon will prescribe you pain relieving medications as well as muscle relaxants. Take these medicines if you feel any pain or stretch in muscles. However, do not take any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug or aspirin-based products as these are blood thinners and may increase bleeding risk.
Your breasts will be swollen and bruised. You can reduce swelling by sleeping properly. Avoid sleeping on side for the first few weeks. Rather sleep on your back, propped up by soft pillows.
Wear support bra:
Wear surgical support bra round the clock for the first few weeks. This will not only reduce swelling but will also help heal the incisions quickly while minimizing the chances of developing permanent visible scars. Some surgeons provide support bras to their patients. Check with your provider, if they don’t then purchase one for you before surgery and take it with you to the clinic on the day of surgery as you will be required to wear it immediately after the surgery.
Follow these tips and enjoy a speedy recovery.