3 Tips for Breast Lift Recovery

Have your breasts lost their naturally full, shapely appearance? Saggy breasts often come with age, pregnancy, or weight changes, and they can make you self-conscious. A breast lift restores your youthful breast shape and appearance. This procedure will require some recovery time, but the vast majority of women find the results more than worth it. 

What is a Breast Lift or Mastopexy?

A breast lift or mastopexy corrects drooping breasts, skin laxity, and downward-pointing nipples. This procedure removes excess skin and lifts the breast tissue to create a more pleasing shape. It may also resize and reposition the nipples for a youthful, forward-facing appearance. Dr. Scott Brenman specializes in breast enhancement procedures, including breast lifts, and can provide your desired shape and position. Breast Lift Plymouth Meeting

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How is a Breast Lift Performed?

The details of your breast lift will depend on your treatment plan. Most breast lifts use an incision along the edge of the areola. This incision blends effectively with the color change between the areola and the skin. If Dr. Brenman needs to remove more loose skin and provide more lift, he may use an incision from the areola to the breast crease or in the crease. Your consultation will give you an opportunity to learn exactly how your procedure will work. 

Three Tips for Breast Lift Recovery

The first few days and weeks after your breast lift are vital to your healing process. Following these guidelines will help protect your health and your mastopexy results. 

Plan Ahead

In the days immediately after your breast lift, you need to rest and let your body heal. Prepare for this downtime before your procedure. For example, you usually need someone to stay with you for the first 24 to 48 hours and help you with basic tasks. Stock up on soft, comfortable clothing that opens in the front to avoid lifting your arms. You may wish to prepare some easy meals and freeze them so you do not have to worry about cooking. 

Be Patient

Your bruising, swelling, and incisions take time to heal. Rushing them can cause side effects or compromise your results. Dr. Brenman will monitor your progress and tell you when you can safely return to work and other activities. Most people can return to work within a week or two if they have a low-activity job. While this may seem like a long time, your body absolutely needs this time to heal. Full recovery from a breast lift can take six weeks or more. 

Follow Instructions

Dr. Brenman will guide you through the healing process. Follow the instructions for post-surgical care, including how to care for your incisions. Dr. Brenman assesses your healing progress at each follow-up and will guide you through the next steps. Following all your instructions minimizes the risk of complications and protects your results.

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Am I a Good Candidate for a Breast Lift?

Most women with saggy breasts make good candidates for a breast lift. You may benefit from mastopexy if your breasts have drooped and your nipples point downward. Breast lift candidates should be in good health and have reasonable expectations.   
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Want to learn more about breast lifts? You can schedule a consultation at The Pennsylvania Centre for Plastic Surgery with Dr. Scott Brenman in Philadelphia and Plymouth Meeting, PA. Please call (267) 687-2180 to schedule a convenient appointment with us in the near future.

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