Breast Lift with Implant Surgery
Breast augmentation with lift is a transformative cosmetic surgery that can create exciting results for your overall body appearance and personality. While the skill and experience of your surgeon will play a key role in the success of your procedure, how well you follow the surgeon’s instructions for post-operative recovery will also make a difference to your results.
Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak provides breast lift with implants surgery to patients in Houston, Texas, and surrounding communities.
You should take it easy in the first few days, and confine yourself to home at least for the first week. Your surgeon will encourage you to perform short walks and light activities at home after the first two to three days so that the blood flow to your incision areas can improve. They will also prescribe some mild pain medications to keep you comfortable in the first few days.
Most of your bruising in the incision sites will resolve by the second week, but the swelling is likely to disappear very gradually over several weeks or months. In about 10 to 14 days after your surgery, you can go back to your normal routine or join back at the workplace.
However, you should continue to avoid heavy lifting of weights, bending, and doing vigorous activities or exercises for at least four to six weeks. In the first month, you will probably be using a special surgical bra provided by your surgeon. This will provide extra support to your breast tissue until it firms up and acquires its final shape.
What to Expect
Some degree of numbness or altered sensation is expected in your incision areas, and particularly in the nipples and areolas. This will resolve slowly on its own in most cases. If you experience some stinging sensation initially in these areas, it is normal and expected.
Your surgeon may suggest you to have massage therapy in the breast area during your recovery phase. But this must be done only under the supervision or guidance of a trained therapist. Your temporary drains and sutures may be removed in about a week to 10 days after your surgery.
Swelling will be more pronounced in the first two weeks, but will gradually subside and you can notice the actual results of your breast lift with implants plastic surgery with the passage of weeks. In the first few weeks, the scars will appear red and lumpy. But they will progressively lighten, and in about six months to a year, the scarring will be reduced to thin, white lines.
Tips for Safer Recovery
Avoid sleeping on your abdomen or sides for the first few weeks, until the healing has significantly improved. Even at the end of the first month, if your surgeon allows you to resume your exercise and fitness regimen, you may continue to avoid specific activities such as tennis or golf that may put excessive strain on the chest.
Refrain from smoking during the recovery phase for as long as your surgeon advises it. Female cosmetic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak receives patients from Houston, Texas, and nearby areas for breast lift with implants surgery.
Contact Houston, Texas Plastic Surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak:
For more information on procedures and treatments provided by board-certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak please call us to schedule a consultation at 713.354.5145 or click here. Offices in Houston, Texas.
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