Recovery After a Breast Lift
We perform all breast lift surgeries at the Encino Surgicenter, conveniently located adjacent to our offices. Most patients will return home the same day as their procedure to recover in the comfort of their home. You will have some downtime after surgery, but many of our patients are pleasantly surprised by how quickly recovery progresses after a breast lift. You’ll be back on your feet and enjoying rejuvenated breasts very soon.
You will have some downtime after surgery. In your consultation with Dr. Bresnick, he will explain how long you can expect that to last and what activities you should avoid. You’ll need to wear an elastic bandage or support bra as the incisions heal, to support your breasts and minimize swelling. In the first few days after surgery, you should not do any heavy lifting and should avoid jarring activities like running or horseback riding. After that, you can gradually resume your normal activities and will be fully recovered after about eight weeks. Many of our patients who follow all their post-surgical instructions to the letter quickly progress in recovery after a breast lift.
Dr. Bresnick will check-in on your progress several times during breast lift recovery. He personally calls patients the first night after surgery, and we schedule several follow-up visits at our plastic surgery offices to assess healing and recovery.