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What Does the Recovery Process for a Breast Lift?

A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, is a surgical procedure that is used to elevate and contour the breasts. Many women find that the operation helps them regain confidence and self-esteem while also generating a more youthful shape. However, understanding the healing process for a breast lift is important for anybody considering this surgery. Let’s look at what to expect throughout the healing process following a breast lift .

Recovery Timeline


First Week 

The recovery period for a breast lift will vary based on the individual and the operation. Most patients can expect to resume their routine activities within two weeks of surgery. It is important to rest and take care of yourself during the first two days. Swelling in the breasts should begin to subside within a week of surgery, and you should be able to move around more comfortably when driving becomes a possibility. You should avoid any strenuous exercise or heavy lifting during this period.

Second Week 

By the second week, all stitches have probably been removed and you should be feeling considerably better than you did during the initial post-operative time. Be sure to keep an eye out for any symptoms of infection or problems, such as fever, redness, or discharge at your incision sites, during this time. Itching, numbness, and pain are typical, but if they become severe, see your doctor immediately.

Full Recovery 

Full recovery typically takes 4-6 weeks, however some patients may heal quicker than others based on their pre-surgery condition as well as other factors such as food and activity habits throughout recovery. The most important thing to remember is to follow your doctor’s post-operative instructions. This will allow you to heal properly, ultimately leading to better results! 


Get Your Breast Lift Done By Dr. George Chatson

If you are in North Andover, MA, Nashua, NH, or the surrounding areas and are interested in getting a breast lift, Dr. George Chatson is an experienced professional who can ensure that your procedure goes smoothly. Dr. Chatson is a board-certified surgeon who approaches each of his patients with precision and care. Contact us today at   978-528-1174 for our North Andover location or 978-687-1151 for our Nashua location! You can also visit us online at www.drchatson.com to schedule your consultation! Regain your confidence back this summer by getting a breast lift with Dr. Chatson! 


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