Breast lift with implants recovery tips include precautions that patients must take to avoid side effects and complications. The first tip is to leave compression garments in place for at least two weeks. This is to prevent unnecessary swelling in the breasts and to limit implant movement. Unnecessary swelling will result in increased tension on the incision line which is a known cause of scarring. Limiting breast implant movement is probably the most important breast lift with implants recovery tip that we can provide. The reason for this is that the implant is placed under the pectoralis muscle in a pocket that is loose. This results in the implant being vulnerable to movement and subsequently malposition. Superior malposition is the most common early complication following a breast lift with implants because there is more room under the muscle-up high near the clavicle rather than down low. Risk of malpositioning is minimized by using a breast band that is a bandeau that is placed on top off the newly created breast mound. The breast band is kept in place for two weeks until a breast capsule forms around the implant. Once the capsule forms, the implant cannot migrate as easily and is considered stable in its positioning. The final complication to avoid is a breast implant infection. This can result from either external contamination or from internal translocation of bacteria. External contamination following breast lift is more likely than breast augmentation alone since there are more incision lines with the former. In order to avoid external contamination, we utilize nonpermeable surgical tape that is used to cover all incision lines for one month. Internal translocation refers to the fact that bacteria that are harbored anywhere on your body can jump into the bloodstream and find your implant. As such, it is critical that you avoid any risk of infections such as a sore throat, ear infection, bronchitis, and or urinary tract infection. As a result it is prudent to stay away from big crowds and avoid being intimate for approximately two weeks following surgery.
Please consider this 39 year old female who has undergone breast lift with implants and utilized recovery tips to avoid any of the above complications.