What Results Will I See?*
Most patients can see initial results immediately after surgery, as your new breast shape will be visible underneath the surgical bandages. The majority of swelling and bruising will be present for about two months after surgery, with minor swelling still present about six months to a year after the procedure. By the end of your recovery, your new breasts can make you look and feel like yourself again.
What is the Recovery Like?*
The brunt of your recovery process will take place over six to eight weeks. During the first week or so, you should expect to spend plenty of time resting and recuperating at home. We recommend having a good support system in place at home, as your movements will be limited. You may also want to invest in a comfortable recliner, as it’s not advised to sleep on your side or stomach. You may be cleared to return to work after the first or second week, depending on the nature of your job. After the fourth week, you may be able to wear normal bras as opposed to surgical compression bras. You may be cleared for physical activity at the six-week mark, depending on your doctor’s advice.