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Breast Lift Recovery:
What to Expect


Dr. David Passaretti can perform a procedure that provides outstanding outcomes and safely speeds your breast lift recovery at our convenient Darien, CT, office. Mastopexy surgery can rejuvenate and enhance your bosom if your breasts droop due to weight changes, pregnancy, breastfeeding, genetics, or other conditions. Dr. Passaretti uses advanced breast lift techniques, including the minimally invasive donut incision and laser surgery, to speed our patients’ recovery. You will also need to follow our post-operative directions to rapidly enjoy your improved figure. Contact our plastic surgery office today to learn more about breast lift recovery or schedule a consultation with Dr. Passaretti.

Individualizing Your Procedure

To perform breast lift surgery, Dr. Passaretti will first provide anesthesia and sedation to keep you comfortable and relaxed. A standard breast lift involves creating an anchor-shaped incision around the areola, down the breast, and under its crease. During a donut mastopexy, Dr. Passaretti will lift and reshape the breast with just a circular incision around the areola. Our advanced laser breast lift involves using our precise, powerful laser to remove excess skin and attach it to the chest wall, offering enhanced support for the newly lifted tissue. The length of your recovery will largely depend on what type of breast lift you undergo.

Directly After Surgery

Immediately following your procedure, Dr. Passaretti and our team will ensure that you can stably walk and put on your compression bra to ease side effects and improve your contouring. You may ache, feel stiff, or bruise, but any discomfort you experience should be managed by the painkillers Dr. Passaretti prescribes. You will need to have a friend or family member drive you home, since you may feel groggy or disoriented from your surgery. When you arrive at home, you will need to rest and recover, being sure to sleep on your back so you do not disturb your breast tissue.

The Week After Your Breast Lift

It may be a good idea to have someone stay with you for a few days to help you with daily activities and household chores. You will need to avoid strenuous exercise, heavy lifting, and bending, since these activities could compromise your incisions and worsen your swelling. Dr. Passaretti will see you for a follow-up appointment within a few days to monitor your healing and remove any surgical drains he has placed. At the end of a week, you should be able to return to work or school.

Several Weeks Following Your Surgery

A few weeks after your procedure, you should be able to return to regular activity and exercise. At this point, with Dr. Passaretti’s approval, you may cease wearing your compression bra. Your results will begin to become more apparent, although your scars may not have faded yet. You should experience little to no discomfort at this point, so you can begin to fully enjoy your new physique.

Find Out More About Breast Lift Recovery

Dr. Passaretti and our team will guide you through the healing process so you can quickly experience the results of your mastopexy. To learn more about breast lift recovery or find out how this surgery could benefit you, contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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722 Post Rd
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Darien, CT 06820

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(203) 642-1891