A breast lift is a procedure that is performed while the patient is under general anesthesia. The procedure begins with incisions that are made around the areola. The specific placement and angle of the incisions is based on different factors including the size and shape of the breasts, location of the areola, and the overall degree of sagging. Once the incisions are made, excess skin is removed, breast tissue is lifted and reshaped, and the areola is placed in a higher, more youthful-looking position. Once the incisions are closed, compression garments are typically used for support.
Breast Lift Recovery in East Lansing
After the procedure, a compression garment or supportive bra should be worn to help facilitate healing as well as comfort. Recovery times will vary, but most patients are able to return to work in about a week or two following their surgery, depending on their job. During the first few days after surgery, you can expect to experience some swelling, drainage, bruising, and discomfort which can be managed with medications. You should avoid any strenuous activity like lifting or exercising for the first two weeks. If you are required to manage any drains or incisions, you’ll receive instructions to follow before any follow-up appointments.
If you opt for implants with your breast lift surgery, then your recovery will be mostly the same as a traditional breast lift. In this case, a supportive bra can help the implants remain in place and avoid putting strain on the incisions. You’ll receive instructions on how to care for incisions and drains if applicable.
Scheduling a Consultation in the Lansing Area
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your breasts and would like more information on getting a breast lift in East Lansing, Okemos, or the Brighton areas, contact Michigan Plastic Surgery to schedule a complimentary consultation with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Lee H. Colony. Together, you and Dr. Colony will discuss your concerns, preferences, and options. This initial appointment will allow you the opportunity to explore all possible options for treatment to help you make a decision that is right for you.
Call Michigan Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation for a breast lift in East Lansing today.