Breast augmentation with a lift incorporates the placement of breast implants and a lift. This is a great procedure for women who struggle with volume loss or sagging due to pregnancy, nursing, weight loss, or age. But often the idea of combining two procedures can worry some patients. Is a breast lift with implants a painful recovery? Should you have them done separately?
For women whose breasts have hanging tissue, or a “saggy” appearance, simply getting breast implants will not fix the entire issue. Oftentimes, breast implants can make the saggy appearance worse. The breast lift acts as the foundation, to lift the implants on the chest. This is why it’s ideal to combine both a breast augmentation and a lift.
The pain and recovery of this surgery are typically mild. The procedure is gentle and has very minimal bruising, swelling, or discomfort during the healing process. Many patients can move on the same day and can return to driving in 1-2 days. Often they can return to work in a few days, depending on the physical demands of the job. Lifting anything above 10 lbs and strenuous exercise should be avoided for two weeks. Overall, a breast lift with implants has minimal pain while healing and is well worth it.