What to Expect After Breast Lift Surgery
Following breast lift surgery, you will be carefully bandaged and, when you are ready, sent home with your companion to recover. It is extremely important to follow the post-operative care instructions Dr. James Matas provides and to attend all scheduled post-op appointments in order to help you heal properly, avoid complications, and achieve optimal results. Since breast lift surgery often involves some degree of reconstruction of the breasts, the recovery process is typically a bit more intensive than a traditional breast augmentation procedure. It is highly recommended that you rest completely for a few days after surgery and avoid any kind of strenuous physical activity for about a month. In many cases, patients are able to return to work about one week after surgery. Swelling, tenderness, bruising, and itching are all commonly experienced during the healing process.
Breast lift surgery involves incisions around the nipple and vertically along the lower half of the breast, so it is very important to take good care of your wounds to avoid the development of abnormal scarring. Sutures will be removed from your breasts within a week of surgery and replaced with steri strips that remain for another week. When the steri strips are removed, we recommend using the innovative Silagen® Scar Refinement System to help heal, protect, and diminish the prominence of your scars. Scars will appear red at first and should fade over the next few months. We offer the full range of Silagen® products at our practice for your convenience.
For more information about breast lift surgery, we invite you to contact the Advanced Centre for Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation with Dr. Matas