9 Tips for Breast Lift Recovery

9 Tips for Breast Lift Recovery
March 7th, 2014 by Tal Roudner

A breast lift, also referred to as Mastopexy, is a procedure that Dr. Tal Roudner frequently performs in Miami. Sometimes, breasts lose their firmness and shape after a woman becomes pregnant and breast-feeds her child. This can also happen as a woman ages and loses weight.

Dr. Roudner can lift and then reshape the breasts. When an individual has breast lift surgery, recovering properly is important. There are measures that an individual can take to hasten her recovery period and make it easier on her body.

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9 Tips To Help Your Recovery From A Breast Lift Procedure

1. In the majority of cases, Dr. Roudner instructs his patients to wear a supporting sports bra or a bra with no wire for the first three weeks. This gives support to the healing breasts and lets the breast heal in a natural way especially when a breast implant is involved. After three weeks a wire bra may be used.

2. Breast lift surgery is a procedure that requires a two to three week period of no heavy lifting or strenuous activity. The patient can return to work at about a week after the surgery if the job does not require demanding physical daily activities. At two weeks light lifting is allowed. Activities that are more vigorous require approximately six weeks recovery time. For example, pulling, pushing, heavy lifting or any other exercise that demands force must be avoided until Dr. Roudner says it is safe to resume these activities.

3. Following a breast lift, you should avoid having any kind of added pressure on your chest and should not sleep on your stomach.

4. When bathing, care should be taken as there are sutures that require preservation.

5. The first few days are generally the most difficult. You will experience some pain and discomfort. Relaxing and avoiding unnecessary movements, while maintaining adequate ambulation to avoid a blood clot (DVT – deep vein thrombosis, during this time is helpful. While not sleeping should spend most of your time in a beach chair position such as on the couch watching TV. Movement of the feet up and down like pressing on the gas pedal in the car will assist in maintaining lower body circulation. Dr. Roudner may prescribe medication to make you more comfortable. This medication should be taken as directed by Dr. Roudner.

6. You need to keep track of any unusual changes. If you experience any discharge, bleeding, or an increase bruising or swelling, contact Dr. Roudner.

7. Avoid wearing a bra with an underwire until Dr. Roudner clears you to do so.

8. Dr. Roudner will most likely remove your sutures within two weeks of your breast lift procedure. However, it usually takes several months for the signs of your surgery to become less noticeable. Dr. Roudner may prescribe you creams that could help diminish the signs of scars. If you are susceptible to developing irregular scars, be sure to tell Dr. Roudner so he can discuss your medical options with you.

9. Following your Mastopexy, you may experience anesthesia related issues like nausea. Dr. Roudner may decide to prescribe you medication to alleviate this symptom.

Following Your Breast Lift Surgery

Once your breast lift procedure is complete, bandages or dressings are applied to your incisions. You will receive specific instructions to follow. These instructions may include:

  • Caring for your breasts
  • Medications to take orally or apply to aid in the healing process and reduce your risk of infection
  • When to follow-up with Dr. Roudner


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