How bad is the recovery for a bra line back lift?

Tags:woman age 35-44 excess skin bruising pain medication

I know the doctor will remove a lot of skin, and I'm guessing this surgery is really tough. Does it leave significant bruising? How long do I have to take pain meds after the surgery? I'm ready to deal with all this, but I still need to know what to expect. Thanks in advance!


F, 44, New Jersey

It is actually a very mild recovery relative to other body contouring procedures.  There shouldn't be much bruising.  Pain medication is only usually needed for a couple of days.  You may have a drain, which usually is removed after a few days.  The scar, when placed correctly, is well-hidden along your bra line.

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