Breast Lift Mastopexy Recovery
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Your breasts will be bruised and swollen for several days. Expect numbness in the nipples and breast skin and for the skin to be dry. Swelling and slight pain should disappear after several days. It is recommended that you wear a support bra day and night for the first three to four weeks. You should be able to return to work after one week and resume normal activities after on month.
Breast Lift Mastopexy Recovery Tips
Every type of surgery requires at least some recovery time. With a breast lift mastopexy, there will be various stages of recovery and at each stage, you’ll need to do certain things and avoid doing other things. Here are some tips to help make your breast lift mastopexy recovery as smooth as it can be.
One way to reduce swelling and discomfort is with cold compresses. The best types are actual press compresses that come with shoulder straps so you don’t have to do much work. If you don’t go for those, be sure to use a soft, thin cloth between any cold packs, frozen peas, or whatever you’ve got handy and your skin. Don’t put the icy cold things directly on your skin.
Get lots of rest and make sure you’ve got plenty of time off work. Many women go right back to work within even a few days, but if you can, take a week off. The more you can relax, the better your breast lift mastopexy recovery will be.
Take it easy. Don’t push yourself, don’t lift anything heavy, and wear a compression bra. Compression bras are amazingly comfortable and they’re medically designed in order to provide both support and compression, reducing swelling and improving circulation. They aren’t cheap, but they’re worth every penny.
Other products that will help you heal more quickly include homeopathic remedies like arnica montana and bromelain. Arnica comes as both a cream and an oral treatment and can reduce swelling, bruising, and shorten your breast lift mastopexy recovery time overall. Bromelain is an enzyme from pineapples which also reduces swelling and speeds healing.
And of course, talk to your doctors about what you should and should no do. Take care not to engage in any physical activities that may agitate the healing tissues. And don’t worry, your breast lift mastopexy recovery will be over before you know it.