I have been offered lipofilling as part of my repeat breast reconstruction following capsular contraction on the implant from 2014 after a mastectomy. Does anyone have advice on recovery time from lipofilling, fat will be taken from my tummy. Also any tips welcome.

Many thanks

Hi nickiw,

I hope you’re having a good weekend.

If you don’t get a reply from the community on this, do feel free to also post on the ask our nurses board, they can help with information about recovery times as well.

Take care, Becca at Breast Cancer Care.


I had lipofilling on my reconstructed breast to infill a dent at the same time as an uplift and reduction on my health breast.  From memory I was sore and bruised for a week and returned to work 2 weeks later.  I am due more lipofilling in April and will only be taking a few days off work.  I had to wear a tight corset to help aid healing which did help for a week and then I wore support garment under my jeans.  Good luck x