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Avoiding Post-Op Complications

Although we do our best to minimize any chance of complications following your breast lift, every plastic surgery procedure carries a certain risk. However, listening to your surgeon about the ways you can minimize these risks can help limit your chances of developing any post-op complications.*

Follow Instructions

I give all my patients very clear post-operative instructions after surgery. Some of these instructions are geared for specific procedures, such as to reduce complications related to breast lifts or breast augmentation that aren’t common with other surgeries.*

For example, there are ways to lower risk of capsular contracture after breast augmentation, which is the excess scar tissue growth around the implant. This scar tissue can harden and become painful to the touch, as well as causing rigidity in the breast and visual changes in breast appearance. Severe capsular contracture may require breast revision surgery for removal. Regular postoperative massage to the area can help reduce the likelihood of developing this condition,* and is one of the tips I always like to mention to my patients.

For my Denver breast lift patients, I suggest plenty of rest and drinking lots of fluids, and not doing too much too quickly. Wearing a special support bra can help you feel more comfortable, and help prevent strain on your incisions.* This compression garment also keeps healing tissues in their new placement.* Regardless of what kind of surgery you’ve had, closely following the instructions that your surgeon provides is a key part of the recovery process.

*This information is for education only, and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.

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