What Can I Expect From Recovery?
With careful planning and preparation, recovery is quick and easy. And like any procedure, it’s important to adhere to the instructions that you are given after the surgery – the better you treat yourself during recovery, the better you can expect the results to be. Your return to normal life and activities will be gradual, but rewarding.
When Can I Exercise?
One major milestone of recovery is returning to exercise. We recommend staying away from strenuous activity for a month or two. Because the skin and deep tissues need time to recover from such a procedure, it’s important to not put stress on them. Even after two months, it’s important to get Dr. Lawton’s approval before resuming these types of activities.
When Can I Wear A Swimsuit?
Given the nature of the surgery, you’re probably excited to wear a swimsuit again. It’s a common concern. While you may feel ready sooner, we recommend three weeks before returning to the beach and the pool. This gives the skin and tissue time to heal and return to normal elasticity and water resistance. Additionally, the skin will need to be out of the sun – the rays will slow down the healing process around the incision areas. Once you return to the water, use sunscreen and be sure to dry off immediately after swimming to ensure a full recovery.
When Will Scars Go Away?
Scarification is another common concern that we encounter with our patients. Dr. Lawton will do your procedure with the fewest incisions possible, ensuring minimal scarring. Additionally, you can expect the incisions to be in inconspicuous areas. But like any surgical procedure, post-surgical marks are inevitable. You can expect marks to fade away within six months, given proper care and follow-through. Over time, you can expect beautiful, natural-looking results that will have you looking and feeling great.
“Dr Lawton is a true artist. I had a breast lift and implants and they look completely natural. The size is perfect!! Little to no scaring. She is very professional and took time to answer all my questions to ensure I felt comfortable with the procedure. As a woman, she knows what looks good… And I fully trusted her to make the best decisions during treatment. Hey staff is equally amazing and VERY responsive. Shout out to Erin… The absolute best in making every moment of my surgery – pre and post, a positive experience.”
MB, Happy Patient