Breast Lift Recovery – Chicago
Your breast lift surgery is only the first component of the plastic surgery process, and recovery is equally important to helping you get the results you desire. Understanding the process of recovery beforehand can help you know what to expect and have a better recovery experience.
We provide this page as a general reference for people considering a breast lift or other breast surgery procedures. During your consultation with Dr. John Kotis, he will describe the recovery process in detail and answer all your questions. As part of the surgery process, you will receive detailed postsurgical instructions, and if you are a current patient, we encourage you to refer to those instructions or call our office at 847-595-0164.
Immediately after Your Surgery
Immediately after your breast lift surgery, we will take you to our recovery room. There we will monitor your condition to ensure you are recovering properly from the anesthesia. You should have a responsible driver to take you home from our office and stay with you for the rest of the day. Once we’re sure you’re ready to go home, we’ll review the postsurgical instructions with you and your driver orally and give them to you in writing.
After surgery you will be wearing a surgical bra to gently support your breasts. This also helps them to heal into the desired shape. After surgery, you should go home and rest. Sleep on your back with your head and torso propped up. You can eat and we encourage you to drink to ensure you remain hydrated.