Your Initial Recovery
Breast lifts are generally done on an outpatient procedure allowing you to go home for recovery the same day. Typically, swelling and discomfort will be at their worst for the first few days. Pain medication will be prescribed as needed. A compression garment will be provided and should be worn round-the-clock for the first week. Moving around the house is also recommended every several hours or as you feel comfortable doing so.
Getting Back to Non-Strenuous Activities
Many women are ready to tackle non-strenuous activities in just 5-10 days after a breast lift. You should maintain wearing a compression garment per your surgeon’s instructions to ensure maximum results with minimal downtime. Avoid activities that involve heavy lifting, raising your arms above your head, or promote excessive blood flow to the treatment area during this time.
Incorporating Physical Tasks Into Your Daily Routine
Depending on the activity, your surgeon may clear certain physical tasks as early as week two as energy levels increase. Women with physically-demanding jobs might need to plan additional time off work or adhere to a lax work schedule throughout recovery. Slowly incorporate low-intensity exercise into your day-to-day life as you begin to feel more comfortable.