When can I resume my normal activities after Breast Lift surgery?
Until your wounds have properly healed after surgery, you should not run, jump or perform any other vigorous physical activity that will raise your blood pressure, make your breasts bounce, and/or potentially break open your wounds (this includes participating in sexual activities). You should also avoid lifting your arms above shoulder height, or perform any other movements, particularly sudden movements, that will stretch the skin around your wounds.
You will be able to take a shower a few days after surgery, but must make sure to thoroughly dry your wounds and dressings. Most women can return to office type work during the first week after surgery. If your work involves being active, you must either arrange to undertake non-active tasks for a period of 2 weeks, if possible, or to take this time off work. You should be able to resume most of your normal activities after 2 weeks, including some form of mild exercise, but should resume these activities gradually. After that, for a further period of 2 – 4 weeks, care must be taken to be extremely gentle with your breasts, and you must wear your surgical support bra at all times. You may continue to experience some mild, periodic discomfort during this time, but such feelings are normal. Severe pain should be immediately reported to Dr. Jugenburg, or if out of office hours, your nearest physician.