Post Op Care

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Breast lift recovery usually takes one to two weeks, depending on your general health and whether you decide to combine any procedures with your breast lift. Recovery may also take longer or have different results, depending on the kind of breast lift you have.

On the Day of Surgery

When you have a breast lift, you’ll be under a general anesthetic during the procedure. After you wake up, you’ll feel groggy from the anesthetic and have some pain and tenderness in your breasts and the surrounding area.

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Are you unhappy with the shape of your thighs? Are they less toned than they used to be? A thigh lift can help.

The recovery time for a thigh lift may vary depending on whether you opt for an outer thigh lift, an inner thigh lift, or both. In general, however, most people will need to take it easy for the first couple of weeks and can resume normal activities after four to six weeks.

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After plastic surgery, it can be tempting to hop back on your feet to make up for time lost during the procedure, start getting your post-procedure body in shape, and show it off!

Here are the top seven things to do when recovering from plastic surgery:

Any cuts or abrasions of the skin can result in scarring. Chances are, you have scars from falling, running into things, or getting hurt as a child. Though a skilled surgeon can minimize the size or intensity of a scar (or camouflage it), they’re sometime unavoidable. However, there are several things you can do (or not do) to minimize your chances of scarring after plastic surgery, no matter the procedure.

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Swimming in salt or chlorinated water can pose certain health risks following any type of cosmetic surgery. If you swim before your incision is completely healed, contaminates can lead to a wound infection. Even though water is chlorinated, it still may contain bacteria that can enter your surgical wound and lead to an infection. Salt water naturally contains a number of contaminates that may enter your wound and cause infections.