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How Long is Recovery from a Breast Lift?

Breast Lift Recovery

Breast Lift and Recovery

Are you interested in breast lift surgery to correct sagging, drooping breasts?

If so, it’s worth researching what you can expect from the breast lift recovery process. 

Let’s take a closer look at what you can expect from your breast lift recovery process, including how long it may last.

How Long Will Your Breast Lift Recovery Last?

Every patient is different, meaning your breast lift recovery will be unique to your body and lifestyle. However, most patients are able to return to work after one to two weeks. Additionally, breast lift patients should be able to engage in normal physical activities (like strenuous exercise) in about four to six weeks after surgery.

How to Have a Successful Breast Lift Recovery

There are steps you can take to ensure your breast lift recovery leads to incredible results. These steps include:

  • Getting help: Your first few days after surgery, you may experience some discomfort, meaning you won’t be able to move around as much as normal. We recommend arranging for help at home so you can spend all of your time resting and relaxing.
  • Following your recovery plan: Your plastic surgeon should provide you with detailed post-operative instructions. Make sure you follow these, as it’s designed to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise: Don’t hit the gym as soon as you start feeling better. It’s recommended that you wait at least four weeks before resuming strenuous activity but always check with your plastic surgeon first.
  • Take care of your body: Eat right, drink plenty of water, and rest up as much as possible. These foundational self-care steps are not only critical to a healthy lifestyle – they can also help support your body as you recover from breast lift surgery.

Take the Next Step

Want to learn more about what you can expect from your breast lift recovery? Schedule your consultation at Pittman Plastic Surgery in Athens, GA. Pittman Plastic Surgery serves the Athens metro region. (706) 549-3203

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