How Long is Recovery from a Breast Lift?

December 20, 2020

Breast Lift Las Vegas

Do you miss the perky, youthful breasts you may have had in your younger years? If so, you may be a great candidate for a breast liftPregnancy, genetics, and the natural process of aging can leave you with deflated breasts that make you feel self-conscious. With a breast lift, you can rejuvenate your breasts and feel confident in your own skin. If you’re interested in a breast lift but curious about the recovery process, keep reading.


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*Individual Results May Vary


A breast lift is performed under general or local anesthesia in a few hours. Dr. Stile will make an incision based on your particular aesthetic goals. In most cases, however, he’ll choose a lollipop incision, which is a combination of a periareolar incision and vertical incision, and an inverted-T incision, which is a lollipop incision that continues along the fold of the breast.

If you desire greater fullness and projection as well, an implant can help you with this along with your breast lift procedure.

After a breast lift, you’ll enjoy perkier breasts that will last for years to come. Just keep in mind that they will still continue to go through the natural process of aging over time. They’ll still look better than they would if you had never undergone a breast lift. A second breast lift is an option if you believe it’s necessary over time, but typically patients are satisfied with their first breast results for years to come. 


Most patients report the breast lift recovery process to be easier than expected. Immediately following the procedure, you’ll experience some bruising and swelling for a few weeks. There may also be some soreness near your incisions. In addition, your nipples, areola, or breast skin may feel numb for about six weeks or so.

Dr. Stile will ask that you sleep on your side or back as doing so will keep the pressure of your breasts and ensure an optimal outcome for your results. He’ll also recommend you refrain from lifting or bending and stick to a soft support bra for at least two weeks. A silicone gel or tape may be suggested as well to speed up the healing process.

You can expect to take at least five days off from work and childcare responsibilities. You’ll likely be able to resume your daily activities after one week of recovery.  


Please fill out the form on this page to request an in-person consultation and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Stile Aesthetics will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our office directly at (702) 761-3112.

Stile Aesthetics serves Las Vegas, NV & Surrounding Areas.