Length 1 to 3 hours.
Anesthesia Local with sedation, or general.
In/Outpatient Usually outpatient, sometimes inpatient.
Recovery Back to work: 1 week or more. Strenuous activities: 1 month. Fading of scars: several months to a year.
Duration of Results Variable; gravity, pregnancy, aging, and weight changes may cause new sagging. Results may last longer or be enhanced when breast implants are inserted as part of the procedure.