Dr. Rod speaks with many women in Phoenix every year who are unhappy with the appearance of their sagging breasts. This change in their figure can be due to many things – pregnancy, genetics, weight fluctuations, or age. Whatever the reason, Dr. Rod can help restore your breasts to their perkier position by performing a breast lift at Dermacare Plastic Surgery.
One of the most frequently asked questions Dr. Rod receives during his breast lift consultation is, “How long is the recovery time after breast lift surgery?” This is a great question and one we’d like to address in this blog.
Breast Lift 101
At some point, every Phoenix woman will experience some degree of sagging in their breasts as they get older, even if they have never had any children or any other outside issues to cause their breasts to sag.
To perform the breast lift procedure, Dr. Rod will remove excess skin from the breasts and reposition them to a more natural position. Additionally, he will also reposition the nipple to a more desirable location. A breast lift is meant to lift the breasts, not increase their size. For Phoenix women who want to increase the fullness of their breasts, Dr. Rod recommends a breast augmentation in combination with a breast lift.
Recovering from a Breast Lift
Recovering from a breast lift will take some time. The time it takes to complete the surgery depends on the technique Dr. Rod chooses to use in order to provide you with the best results possible. Oftentimes, Phoenix patients will choose to combine their breast lift with a breast augmentation and tummy tuck as part of a Mommy Makeover. Both the techniques used and the inclusion of additional procedures will affect overall recovery time after breast lift surgery.
Phoenix breast lift patients will experience minor swelling and bruising in the first few weeks following their procedure. However, this is a normal part of the recovery process, and these symptoms will subside as your body heals.
Dr. Rod recommends his breast lift patients sleep on their side or back for several weeks after their procedure. Additionally, it is important to avoid submerging your incisions in water until Dr. Rod has cleared you to do so. Both of these precautions are important as they protect you from infection and help ensure positive final results.
Dr. Rod will provide each breast lift patient with detailed post-op instructions, which should be followed carefully to ensure a safe and speedy recovery. These instructions will include what to do and what not to do after surgery, medications to take and when, and when you should return to his office for a follow-up appointment.
Visit Dr. Rod to Learn More
If you’re ready to get back to the perkier breasts of your youth, don’t wait any longer to call Dr. Rod! With his years of experience and artistic eye, he knows just how to provide amazing results for each patient he sees.
Call his office at (623) 535-7050 to schedule your initial consultation today!