How long does it take to recover from breast lift surgery? The answer varies from person to person and procedure to procedure. Most women feel ready to return to non-strenuous work within a week of their surgery, and it is common to feel "back to normal" within a month of surgery. However, recovery continues for up to three months after surgery, which is about the time your final results will be visible. Some things that may affect your healing time include:
- Your personal rate of healing
- Your health at the time of the procedure
- The type and extent of breast lift procedure
- How well you adhere to Dr. Bottger's post-surgical guidelines
To ensure proper recovery, it is crucial that you follow all of Dr. Bottger's after care instructions. In particular, make sure you take your antibiotics on time and follow the full course, make all follow-up appointments, and don't rush back into exercise and other strenuous activities before you are ready. By giving yourself time to properly recover, you will be back to normal as quickly as possible. To learn more about the breast lift procedure, including the recovery, please contact Dr. David Bottger today to schedule a consultation at our Philadelphia plastic surgery office.