When can I go braless after augmentation?

The techniques for a breast lift and a breast augmentation in Tacoma are very different. It is still a popular combination for women in Beverly Hills, CA who want to augment or change the appearance of their natural breasts. Breast augmentation alters the size of the breasts, whereas a breast lift alters the firmness and overall form. Women don’t want to put a breast implant in an already droopy, drooping breast because the augmentation would just make it worse. Both breast treatments, when used together, can improve a woman’s natural breasts and produce a stunning appearance. Read on to learn more about recovery after a breast lift with augmentation from Dr. Michael Hakimi, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, CA, or contact him now to schedule an online or in-person consultation.

What causes a woman’s breasts to change?

The natural breasts of a woman are made up of ligaments and fatty tissue with no muscular mass. There is no way to change the shape no matter how much weight training or exercise you do. Breast skin laxity can stretch or thin over time, which can cause a woman’s breasts to vary over time for a variety of causes.

The reassuring truth about breast lifts and augmentation procedures

In the United States, breast augmentation is one of the most common cosmetic treatments. Women have been selecting breast augmentation to add more volume and form to their natural breasts since the debut of breast implants in the 1960s. Because every woman is different, a patient may require a breast lift in order to provide a better implant insertion platform, especially if she has lost shape or volume. Because a breast lift does not add volume to the natural breast, it’s critical to have a proper form and placement on the chest wall before adding the weight of breast implants. Dr. Hakimi will assess your breasts during your visit and provide expert advise on whether you need a breast lift before augmentation to meet your aesthetic goals.

Breast augmentation and lift recovery

Bruising and edema are common adverse effects after a breast lift with augmentation. Within three weeks, visible swelling should start to fade, and bruising should fade completely within two weeks. Patients can usually return to work after 14 days if they have a sedentary or desk job. Patients should avoid vigorous exertion or exercise for 3–4 weeks or until Dr. Hakimi has cleared them. After a breast lift with augmentation, the form of the breasts will vary during recuperation, and the final outcome will be seen in around 2 – 3 months once the breast implants have settled into position.

Breast augmentation and lift recovery

Bruising and edema are common adverse effects after a breast lift with augmentation. Within three weeks, visible swelling should start to fade, and bruising should fade completely within two weeks. Patients can usually return to work after 14 days if they have a sedentary or desk job. Patients should avoid vigorous exertion or exercise for 3–4 weeks or until Dr. Hakimi has cleared them. After a breast lift with augmentation, the form of the breasts will vary during recuperation, and the final outcome will be seen in around 2 – 3 months once the breast implants have settled into position.

When will I be able to go without a bra following my breast augmentation and lift?

The patient must wear a supportive bra and follow particular post-operative protocols after any sort of breast surgery, whether it is a breast lift with augmentation or a breast reduction. Is wearing this supportive bra required? Yes, it is correct. Similar to compression garments after a stomach tuck or liposuction, they give vital support, aid in pain management, and allow the breast to heal properly following surgery. The breasts must not move during recovery following a breast lift or augmentation to ensure a smooth and speedy recovery. After about six weeks, most patients can wear braless, but only on special occasions and not on a regular basis to maintain optimal results.

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