Removal of heavy breast tissue followed by a breastlift
Who is a candidate?
Women with large breasts who have some or all of the following symptoms:
Average length of procedure?
* 2.5 hours
Type of anesthesia?
Will you need to stay in hospital overnight?
No, but insurance may cover an in-hospital observation period of 23 hours
How long will you need to take off from work/school?
Average is 4 to 7 days; many women undergo the procedure on a Thursday or Friday and return to work or school by the following Monday
What types of restrictions are there after surgery?**
Is the procedure covered by insurance?
It often is covered by insurance
* Times may vary since each case is unique
** Check with your health care provider about your specific restrictions
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