How Long is Recovery from a Breast Lift? – RodeoSurgicalArt


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How Long is Recovery from a Breast Lift?

One of the biggest reasons women consider a breast lift is to restore their breasts after pregnancy and nursing. This also means some busy moms can’t afford a lengthy downtime when they have young children to look after. This is where a breast lift with Dr. David Mashhadian can make a big difference for patients, thanks to his Recovery EXL™ program to minimize recovery times and patient discomfort.

How Does a Breast Lift Work?

With a breast lift, busy moms can restore the firm, younger breasts they had before having children. This procedure repositions the breasts to a more attractive location higher on the chest wall and removes excess skin. If necessary, a breast lift also reduces and relocates nipples for a naturally beautiful breast presentation. This is a requirement when the nipples point downward rather than out and up, a condition called ptosis. The degree of ptosis will often determine which techniques Dr. Mashhadian uses during your customized breast lift procedure.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Breast Lift?

If you’re unhappy with the position of your breasts, the stretchiness of the skin holding your breasts in place, or the downward direction in which your nipples point, you may be an ideal candidate for a breast lift. Your comprehensive consultation with Dr. Mashhadian will include a thorough examination to explain precisely how a breast lift can help you.

What is Breast Lift Surgery Like?

Dr. Mashhadian performs breast lifts under general anesthesia in the Rodeo Surgical Art AAAHC certified surgical facility. It’s an outpatient procedure, so when it’s complete, and you’re ready, a friend or loved one is free to take you home where you can recover in familiar surroundings the same day.

You’ll have bandages and a surgical bra to provide support for your breasts as they begin to heal. Dr. Mashhadian takes great care to minimize the incision during the procedure to heal into barely-there scars. In some cases, breast implants may also be planned to help you achieve the youthful, perky breasts you’re seeking. If this is the case, you may feel heaviness on your chest as you acclimate to the implants’ volume.

How Long is Recovery from a Breast Lift?

Many people believe recovery from a cosmetic surgery procedure is a long, drawn-out process. This doesn’t have to be the case. Dr. Mashhadian’s Recovery EXL™ techniques, which include meticulously honed surgical practices combined with timed medications, can significantly reduce your discomfort in the days following your breast lift.

Recovery EXL™ will be explained to you in more detail during your consultation with Dr. Mashhadian. One of the most significant advantages of the Recovery EXL™ techniques is that many patients can forego narcotic pain medications entirely. This is a particular bonus for moms who don’t want the side effects—fuzzy mental perception, slowed reflexes, and severe drowsiness—these medications can bring. With Rodeo Surgical Art, you can be up and on your feet sooner and experience an easier recovery without the need for addictive pain management.

For breast lift recovery, you’ll need to wear a supportive bra for the first few weeks, so it’s wise to invest in more than one. You’ll need to avoid lifting your arms above shoulder height for quite a while, so a front-closure bra without underwires is ideal rather than a sports bra. Dr. Mashhadian will also supply you with recommendations for minimizing bruising and swelling as you heal. Most patients can return to their normal schedule over the first 1-2 weeks as they feel ready. You’ll be given a timeline for resuming strenuous exercise that will likely span up to 6 weeks.

We are also proud to offer Bio Corneum, a topical scar therapy serum made of silicone gel, which prevents significant scarring and protects those with new scars from UV damage from the sun. The solution can be applied when the skin has healed enough and contributes to pencil-thin, barely noticeable scars.

What Results Can I Expect from my Breast Lift?

Getting a breast lift will not only make your breasts look perky and more youthful, but it’ll also improve your confidence in your body’s curves. If you’ve added implants, then your breasts will be full and voluptuous. Women who’ve had a breast lift often enjoy their new, natural-looking breasts for a lifetime. Young moms can regain their pre-motherhood figure without the lengthy recovery or narcotic medication haze thanks to Recovery EXL™ and Dr. Mashhadian’s passion for sculpting art with the human body.

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