Downtime for breast lift with augmentation is no more than if either procedure was performed alone. Swelling and soreness will occur for a week or two after surgery and after about six weeks patients may resume all normal activities. Pain medication can help control discomfort. A soft cotton sports bra should be worn to diminish swelling and support the breasts during healing. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sweat will provide you with specific post-op instructions to ensure optimal results.