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Dr. Charles V. Pledger has performed many breast lift procedures over the years, and he would like to share a few aftercare considerations to help you recover from your upcoming breast lift.

During the initial consultation, let Dr. Charles V. Pledger know about any medications you are currently taking and any pertinent medical conditions. Sometimes he might recommend that you avoid taking aspirin or certain anti-inflammatory medications before and after the breast lift, to reduce your risk of bleeding. If you are taking a prescription medication that increase your risk of bleeding, you might want to talk to primary physician to explore an alternative medication.

It’s a good idea to plan to take some time off from work to give your body the time it needs to recover. You should avoid strenuous activities for at least a week after the breast lift. Most breast lifts are performed on an outpatient basis and require deep sedation. You will need to arrange to have a friend or family member drive you home and help out for a few days while you get back on your feet.

You will need to avoid eating or drinking after midnight the day before the procedure. It’s a good idea to dress in loose fitting clothes to help make dressing and moving easier after the breast lift.

In many cases Dr. Charles V. Pledger will insert a small plastic tube under your skin to help drain minor postoperative bleeding. If this is the case he will explain to you how to properly care for it and any stitches, bandages or dressings.

If you have an upcoming breast lift scheduled and you have preparation and aftercare concerns, please call Dr. Charles V. Pledger at 801-373-4300 to schedule an appointment.