In the first few days after breast-lift or breast-reduction surgery, you are likely to experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising. Dr. Teotia will prescribe pain medication as needed and will provide you with supportive garments or a surgical bra.
You should plan for a full week of downtime after the procedure. You’ll want to arrange for help around your home during this time, especially with lifting anything heavier than five pounds and reaching for things above your head. You also will not be able to drive while you are taking pain medication.
Unless your job involves strenuous activity, you should be able to return to work in one to two weeks. After about two weeks, you’ll be ready to start back to light activity and exercise. By six weeks, you can resume your regular level of activity and exercise.
Dr. Teotia will provide detailed instructions for your recovery and happily answer any questions you may have along the way. After all, when you partner with Dr. Teotia, you get a surgeon who will stick with you throughout the entire process.