How do I get home after a breast lift?
After the operation, you will not be able to drive home for security reasons. This means you should have someone to take you home or take a taxi. According to your surgeon’s advice, you should not drive for 5 days to 2 weeks after surgery.
How should I take care of my breasts after a breast lift?
It is very important to take good care of your breasts after the operation. Your surgeon may tell you to massage your breasts, and he may not tell you. Usually, the scar turns red in 6 weeks after the operation and turns purple in 3 months. From this point on, they disappear. Your surgeon will recommend the following techniques to reduce the appearance of your wound:
Wound massage. You can do this after removing the entire dressing and after the incisions have healed.
Silicone gel, cream or sheet / Use these for 6 months to 1 year to heal the wound.
Keep your scars away from the sun and use sunscreen to prevent discoloration of your scars and protect your skin from cancer.
Can I wear a bra after a breast lift?
Yes. Postoperative bra is one of the most important parts of post-operative breast augmentation and breast lift. Your surgeon will tell you what type of bra to buy after surgery and how long to use it. You should wear this bra for 2 to 5 weeks.
How can I manage my chest pain after surgery?
You may experience discomfort and swelling in the first few days after surgery. You can easily control the pain with a painkiller like paracetamol. Postoperative pain relieving bandages and compression bandages can be helpful for 24 to 48 hours.
How long can’t I go to work and exercise?
If your job is administrative, it will take 1 to 2 weeks to recover and you will not be able to go to work. If your job is full of movements, such as a tennis coach or chef, you should rest for at least 2 weeks. For all jobs you should take rest at least 2 to 3 weeks after the operation and you should avoid doing even light work. Your surgeon will tell you exactly how long it takes to not go to work. You cannot exercise for 1 to 3 weeks after surgery. A slow walk is good, but any aerobic exercise can cause swelling. After 3 weeks, some light exercises (such as cycling) that do not contain lifting heavy objects is not a problem. 6 weeks after the operation, you can repeat any activity you did.
When do I see the final results of my breast augmentation and breast lift?
You will see your breast changes directly after the operation. However, it may take up to 6 weeks for you to realize the full results of your beauty. Your breasts become tender for several weeks and take months to heal completely. During this time, your breasts will look very large and abnormal, and your nipples will become slightly numb for a short time. After 6 to 12 months, your body needs to heal until the wounds disappear and your breasts return to normal. Remember to follow the advice your surgeon gave you as post-operative breast augmentation and breast lift care, to get better results and reduce the risk of complications.
Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Lift
Questions from other patients can be helpful. Other patients may ask questions that do not cross your mind. Here are some common questions about breast augmentation:
Can I breastfeed after breast augmentation?
If you are breastfeeding before surgery, it is important to be able to breastfeed after surgery. Therefore, some women may struggle to breastfeed after breast augmentation. The incisions and surgical techniques used by the surgeon may affect your ability to breastfeed. So if you want to breastfeed after surgery, talk to your surgeon about it. If you are currently breastfeeding, you should stop breastfeeding for 3 to 6 months before surgery. This allows your breasts to be ready before surgery.
How does smoking, alcohol and drugs affect my operation?
Some lifestyle factors increase the risk of postoperative complications. These include smoking, drinking alcohol, and using drugs (prescription or otherwise). You should stop smoking or getting any nicotine-containing substances for at least 6 months before surgery. Your surgeon will talk to you about your lifestyle at a counseling session.
What effects will weight change have on postoperative results?
It depends on how much fat your breasts have currently. It also depends on the amount of weight loss or weight gain that occurs after the operation. Usually, at least ten pounds of weight loss or gain should occur to have a significant impact on your results. This may include changes in the shape or fullness of your breasts. However, it is difficult to predict how weight change may affect every woman's breasts. It affects each patient differently.
Do I need to see a GP for breast augmentation surgery?
Your surgeon will be happy that you did not see a GP. So, if you are planning to go with your surgeon, your surgeon will allow you to see a GP. He does this to ask for details of your historical background.
Do I need other surgeries after breast augmentation?
You may have another operation in the future for a variety of reasons. For example, you may decide to change the size, shape, or type of your implant. If the following problems occur, you will need additional surgery. These problems include implant rupture, capsule contraction, and repositioning of the implant. Due to the great advances in durability, materials and implant design over the past two decades, such problems are very rare.
Is Medbelle a reliable provider for this surgery?
Yes, the Medbelle is reliable. Medbelle is one of the largest providers of breast surgery and all cosmetic surgeries in the UK with a near-perfect screening status. See Medbelle Reviews. We rank higher than well-known providers such as Harley Medical. See Harley Medical Examinations.
Are there any reasons I can't use a breast implant?
If there are any of the following, your surgeon will not perform a breast implant:
If there is an infection anywhere in your body.
If you have had breast cancer or have had it before and have not used enough treatment for it.
If you are currently pregnant or breastfeeding.
In these cases, surgeons do not recommend breast implant surgery. This is because it interferes with the treatment of active infection or cancer and the safety of pregnancy and breastfeeding. These factors may also affect the postoperative recovery process.