A breast lift is a wonderful option for women whose sagging breasts make them feel uncomfortable or embarrassed. Once the procedure is complete, it is important to take care of your body during the recovery process. A smooth recovery will lead to a happier and healthier overall outcome. Here are some tips to consider while recovering from a breast lift.
Many women are anxious about the amount of discomfort they might experience after breast enhancement surgery. Fortunately, most are pleasantly surprised that the pain level is not as high as they expect and easily manageable with oral pain medication. To ensure your pain remains manageable, make arrangements to rest and recuperate the first few days by enlisting the help and support of a relative or close friend. The more you can relax in those early days, the better you are likely to feel overall.
Sleeping and Bathing
Sleeping after breast lift surgery should be done on your back or possibly your side. Avoid sleeping on your stomach during the first week or two to prevent additional discomfort and possible interference with the healing process. You may also find it is difficult to raise your hands above your head to wash your hair for the first few days. Be patient, you will be back to your normal bathing routine quicker than you think.
Supporting Healthy Scar Healing
It is important to treat your incisions with extra care in the days following plastic surgery to ensure proper incision healing and minimal scarring. Surgical dressings applied to the area need to be kept clean and dry. At your first appointment after surgery, those dressings will be removed and you will be given special post-operative garments to wear for a number of weeks.
Keep your incisions out of direct sunlight while they are healing and do not smoke during the recovery process to ensure the best results. Topical products may also be recommended to reduce the amount of visible scarring you experience after your surgery.
Wearing Post-Surgical Garments
When your dressings are removed, you will be given a special support bra that ensures healthy blood flow and proper healing of the area. It is important to wear this garment as instructed by Dr. Bounds. Once you are finished with the support garment, you can switch to your comfortable bras. Avoid underwire bras until Dr. Bounds tells you it is safe to begin wearing them again.
To Find Out More…
Contact Dr. Kevin Bounds at
Address: 1815 Colonial Medical Ct. Virginia Beach, VA 23454