What should I expect from the procedure and recovery?
First, liposuction collects a generous amount of viable fat cells from a donor area on your own body. Then, these fat cells are specially treated and prepared for injection into the breast. Forty to 50 percent of removed fat will typically survive, and your body will reabsorb the rest. Because of this, multiple liposuction sessions may be necessary to achieve your desired final result.
Soreness and swelling after breast augmentation surgery is natural and can last several weeks. Additionally, you may experience some soreness at the liposuction donor sites. As the swelling dissipates and the transferred fat cells thrive, your final results become more visible. Most women can return to work after a two-week recovery period.
Dr. Pratt will provide you with a thorough aftercare plan detailing how to take care of your surgery sites and instructions on:
- Sexual intercourse
- Bra choices