In the 4th post-operative hour, food intake starts and the patient gets off bed to start walking. There may be a slight pain due to tightness in his face. The pain is most usually less then what is expected and pain relievers can be used to provide adequate assistance. Patients are discharged on the same day or the next day. Patients can take a shower after 1 or 2 days. Some level of edema and swelling can occur in the chest and it passes completely in about 2-3 weeks. Patients can return to daily life in the same week. Sports bras are worn for 2-3 weeks after the surgery. Mild exercise can easily be done after the operation.
Possible Problems
Temporary problems: loss of sensation, tenderness, pain. Short-term problems: bleeding, infection, wound healing problems. Long-term problems: asymmetry, bad scars, skin-pot and aesthetic problems.
Breast Lift and Permanency
It is natural that some sagging may occur due to pregnancy, breastfeeding and gravity over the years.
Breast Lift and Pregnancy
The breast lift surgery performed with correct technique and experience does not affect breast milk and breastfeeding. It should be considered that pregnancy and lactation process after a breast lift surgery may cause sagging in the breast tissue. Patients who wish to become pregnant soon, should postpone the breast lift operation