Will anesthesia and pain relief be used during / after surgery?
You will be made comfortable throughout the whole procedure. The choices during surgery include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. After surgery, you will be given instructions on pain relief medication.
What happens immediately after surgery?
At the end of the surgical procedure, surgical garments are put around the chest to protect the breasts in the days following surgery. This helps keep the breasts in place and reduces swelling and risk of trauma to the treatment area. You will be taken to the recovery room and our kind and friendly team will make you as comfortable as possible. If your breast lift is performed on an outpatient basis, you will be able to return home on the same day. You need to ensure someone is available to drive you to and from surgery and to stay with you for at least the first night after your procedure.
How long will complete recovery take?
Breast lift surgery involves tissue removal and reshaping, which is not easy on the body. After the procedure, you may experience swelling, bruising and some discomfort, all of which is relieved with pain medicine, antibiotics and plenty of rest. During the first week, you will wear a surgical bra to help with the healing process. You’ll return to us within a few days to remove any stitches and should be fine to return to work after seven to 10 days. Strenuous physical activity should be avoided for up to one month.
If you have any concerns or questions once you are discharged from our care, we encourage you to contact us straightaway, no matter how small or trivial you feel they might be.