What is the Recovery Process Like?
Is It Painful?
Patients usually experience some discomfort and swelling during the first days of recovery. However, there is rarely any significant pain. Patients useful report feeling breast stiffness and tightness for the first few weeks after surgery and even some minor bruising, but this is not anything to worry about. The discomfort is often described as a soreness after a workout. However, if you experience any severe discomfort or bruising during recovery, you should contact us right away.
How Long Does Recovery Last?
Several factors can influence how long recovery takes after a breast augmentation and mastopexy procedure. The size of the implant is a major component. Larger implants will cause more stretching of the skin and muscle, which can lead to a greater feeling of tightness. The type of job you have also plays a role in how long it takes to return to work. If your job is more physical and requires lifting, we recommend waiting until you are fully healed from your surgery before returning to work. Generally, heavy physical activity can be restarted around 3 weeks after surgery on most all cases.
Will There Be Any Scarring?
As with any surgery, there may be a fine white line scar at the point of incision. The incision can be made in multiple areas, and we will make a recommendation to you on the best location for your body type, implant size, and overall procedure goals. We do our best to minimize scarring, which is usually not even visible with low neckline tops or bikinis. Most patients find that their satisfaction with the procedure results far outweighs any concern over scarring.