Afterwards, I had a lot of tightness and had to be extremely cautious with any lifting and upper body movement. Getting the drains out was a BIG hallelujah - I hated those things!! This is a long surgery, painful right afterwards, and required me to sincerely take it easy and fully rely on my husband to do a lot for me for AT LEAST a week post surgery. Even after that, I relied heavily on my family a lot for lots of things that require upper body and chest movement. However, it has been FULLY worth it. I would do it all over again based on how I feel and look. I am excited to work out and wear clothes I've been avoiding for many years.
Now at about 6 weeks out, I am back to normal activities for the most part, but still sleeping on my back and being cautious with anything that would cause me to fully extend my arms over my head.
I cannot say enough positive things about the results and my choice of doctor. His procedure is more advanced than a traditional lift and produces AMAZINGLY better results. The pictures I have posted are very early - only about 3 weeks after surgery. They continue to heal even more every day. I have NO vertical scar, no implant, beautiful natural fullness on the top, and really don't even NEED to wear a bra. I am so grateful and excited that I made the decision to do this for myself, and the choice of doctor. This type of lift is far better than the way most lifts are done, and it makes ALL the difference!