After your abdominoplasty, you will have drains in place to drain fluid from the surgical site. The drains will be removed when drainage has slowed or stopped. For the first one to two weeks, your abdomen will likely be swollen. Discomfort will be controlled by medication. You will have a gauze dressing on your abdomen, covered by an abdominal compression garment. Patients typically wear this for 6 weeks. Sutures are removed at approximately ten days.
A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, is a surgery performed on the breasts to lift and reshape breasts that sag. Factors such as nursing, pregnancy and gravity over time, change the appearance of the breasts. As women age, the elasticity of the skin becomes more loose and saggy. Women will lose that firmness and shape they once had. Speak with Dr. Niessen to see if breast lift surgery is right for you.