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How long is the recovery period after a breast lift?

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Dr. Suzanne Yee
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: 2 weeks

Depending on your job you can go back to work in two weeks.
No bouncing excercises for 6 weeks.

In brief: 2 weeks

Depending on your job you can go back to work in two weeks.
No bouncing excercises for 6 weeks.
Dr. Suzanne Yee
Dr. Suzanne Yee
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: 2-3 weeks

This will vary with the extent of the lift and this could involve minimal recovery in the range of 10 days or up to 6 weeks if combined with implants.

In brief: 2-3 weeks

This will vary with the extent of the lift and this could involve minimal recovery in the range of 10 days or up to 6 weeks if combined with implants.
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Thomas Fiala
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Most people

Feel pretty good after 7-10 days, but we ask you to "take it easy" to avoid any problems with in the incisions for about 6-8 weeks.

In brief: Most people

Feel pretty good after 7-10 days, but we ask you to "take it easy" to avoid any problems with in the incisions for about 6-8 weeks.
Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Varies.

Every patient experiences a different recovery.
After breast lifting surgery. Generally speaking, this operation tends to be very well tolerated compared to other types of surgery. Most patients are able to return to a desk job in approximately one week; heavy lifting/ strenuous exercise may have to wait for 4 to 6 weeks.

In brief: Varies.

Every patient experiences a different recovery.
After breast lifting surgery. Generally speaking, this operation tends to be very well tolerated compared to other types of surgery. Most patients are able to return to a desk job in approximately one week; heavy lifting/ strenuous exercise may have to wait for 4 to 6 weeks.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Dr. Tom Pousti
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Dr. Janet Turkle
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: A few weeks

One can usually be able to work at a desk job and do light activities within a week after surgery.
It is not advisable to stress the wounds with vigorous exercise or heavy use of the arms for approximately six weeks after surgery in order to allow adequate healing to have occurred.

In brief: A few weeks

One can usually be able to work at a desk job and do light activities within a week after surgery.
It is not advisable to stress the wounds with vigorous exercise or heavy use of the arms for approximately six weeks after surgery in order to allow adequate healing to have occurred.
Dr. Janet Turkle
Dr. Janet Turkle
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