Julie Kupersmith, M.D., P.C.

How to Recover from a Breast Lift

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Gravity and the natural processes of aging can slowly start to affect the volume and shape of your breasts. This is even more likely if you’ve recently experienced changes in your body after pregnancy, breastfeeding or significant weight loss.

A breast lift is designed to raise the height of your breasts by removing excess skin and tightening your natural breast tissue. This effectively reshapes each breast while restoring some of its youthful support.

Be sure to tell your Julie Kupersmith MD, PC cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Julie E. E. Kupersmith MD, about any medications you are taking or about any medical conditions you have during your initial consultation. You might also need to stop taking aspirin or certain anti-inflammatory medications before and after the breast lift. If you are taking a prescription medication that increases your risk of bleeding, you might want to talk to your primary physician to explore an alternative medication.

It’s a good idea to plan on taking at least a full week off of work to let your body focus on healing. Most breast lifts are performed on an outpatient basis and require deep sedation. You will need to arrange to have someone drive you to and from your appointment. If at all possible, you need to avoid strenuous activities for at least a week after the breast lift.

You should abstain from eating or drinking after midnight the evening before the procedure. Wearing loose-fitting clothes to the procedure will help make dressing and moving easier after the breast lift.

After the breast lift, your surgeon might insert a small, plastic drainage tube under your skin to help drain some normal post-operative bleeding. You surgeon will tell you how to properly care for your body and any stitches, bandages or dressings.

If you are contemplating a breast lift in New Rochelle, New York, you should call Julie Kupersmith MD, PC at 914.235.5171 to schedule an appointment.