The drains are removed after 1 – 3 days. After removal a sports bra, without underwire, needs to worn to protect the breasts and to allow the wound healing process to proceed undisturbed. It is of importance that the bra is supportive and comfortable as it needs to be worn day and night for six weeks. In the case of a “lolly pop” technique being used, the skin under the breast will be will be wrinkled and swollen.
This skin will smoothen out in 6 – 12 weeks. The final scar will depend mainly on your personal wound healing. All breasts are different with regard to firmness of breast and fat tissue, the elasticity of the skin (stretch marks) and the wound healing process (scars). The total wound healing process will take a year, but after 3 months it will be more or less clear what the result will be.
After a breast reduction/lift the aging process will continue and further changes can occur after changes in body weight, undergoing pregnancies and the menopause. This too is different for all women. It is advisable to always wear a supportive bra during the day.