Dressings or bandages will be applied to the incisions. You will wear an elastic bandage or support bra to minimize swelling and support your breasts during healing. A thin tube may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain excess fluid that collects after surgery. You will be given instructions about aftercare, medications, and follow-up appointments.
Who will perform my breast lift surgery?
A breast lift can be performed by Dr. James Lowe. He is an Oklahoma native and is a board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Lowe and his staff at the Oklahoma City practice share a commitment to clinical excellence, cutting-edge care, and a lasting partnership with patients.
Where is the surgery performed?
Your breast lift can be performed at Integris Baptist Medical Center, at a nearby outpatient surgical facility, or at the Associates Surgery Center, located near the doctors’ office. After surgery, you can recover at the surgery center, in the surgical ward at Integris Baptist Medical Center or at another overnight medical facility.
How prominent will my scars be?
Dr. Lowe will take care to artfully hide any incisions, either in the natural folds below your skin or around your nipples. These incisions may be red and raised for the first few months following surgery. However, most patients are completely satisfied with the fading of these scars once they have fully healed.
How much time should I take off from work?
In general, it is recommended that patients take five or more days off work to recover, although this may vary from patient to patient. Having a restful and healthy recovery helps to ensure that you enjoy all of the cosmetic benefits of breast lift surgery. Even after your initial recovery, you should avoid lifting or stretching until Dr. Lowe advises otherwise.