Recovering From a Breast Lift
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How do I prepare for mastoplexy surgery?
Healing experiences for patients who receive mastoplexy (or breast lift) surgery can vary, but one thing remains the same: It hurts. Here are a few tips to prepare for your down-time after surgery:
- Lots of pillows! You won't want to lean too far back for the first week or so.
- Keep what you need at arm's length. Buy a bed tray to stash your meds, phone, TV remotes, etc.
- Keep soft foods in the house like mashed potatoes, soups, yogurt, ice cream, pudding... You may experience nausea, and be unable to take solid foods for a little while.
- Always take your meds on time. You will need them.
Overall, be easy on yourself. And remember not to lift anything heavy for at least a few months after surgery!
9/16/2007 8:48:02 AM
I found this misleading. I had NO pain whatsoever. To be fair, I had the pain pump for approx. 48 hours so I'm sure that helped. Lift + augmentation, never used pain meds at all.