Breast Augmentation Recovery Timeline
Sep 15, 2013 @ 01:31 PM — by Dina Eliopoulos
One of the best options out there for women who'd like to enhance their curves and look their absolute best is undergoing breast augmentation surgery. Just by enhancing the size and shape of their breasts, they can look years younger and even improve overall body contour.
The team at our plastic surgery center would like to take a few moments right now to go over some of the basics about breast augmentation surgery, with special focus on the recovery process and what patients can expect from it.
About Breast Augmentation Surgery
First some of the basics. Breast augmentation surgery involves the placement of breast implants in order to increase the size and alter the shape of the breasts. The breast implants come in many different shapes, sizes, and compositions to meet the patient's needs, and incision method will be determined by these choices.
What to Expect Immediately After Surgery
Immediately after undergoing breast augmentation, patient will often feel tired and groggy. This is natural and part of the healing process after undergoing any sort of surgery. What's most important is that you get a lot of rest and follow your doctor's instructions to the letter. Any discomfort experienced can be managed through careful use of medication.
The First Days After Breast Augmentation Surgery
In the first few days, it continues to be important for patients to get good rest and to stay well-hydrated. It helps to have a loved one present for these early days after surgery to run errands or to assist with any urgent needs.
The surgical dressings will usually be removed after a few days and replaced with a surgical bra. Patients should wear this surgical bra as directed by their surgeon and only remove it when they are advised to do so. This will help ensure the best possible healing results.
First Weeks After Breast Augmentation Surgery
As patients recover from breast enhancement surgery, they will notice many changes regarding breast sensitivity and nipple sensation. This is all part of the recovery process and natural. And bruising or discomfort should have subsided after a few weeks, and patients will be able to return to work and slowly resume most regular activities at their surgeon's discretion.
Activities to Avoid After While Recovering
Your cosmetic plastic surgeon will often tell you to avoid the following activities:
- Strenuous physical activities
- Heavy lifting
- Sexual activity
- Alcohol consumption
- Taking aspirin or aspirin-type products
What You Can Expect from the Months Ahead
In the months ahead, patients will be back to good health and able to engage in the same activities that they used to prior to surgery. Patients will also notice that any scarring from surgery will have faded over the next few months. The amount and degree of fading will vary from patient to patient, though the results are generally very positive.
Learn More About Breast Augmentation Surgery
For more information about breast augmentation surgery and your many other options for advanced body sculpting and contouring, be sure to contact our Chelmsford cosmetic plastic surgery center today. Our entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve the best possible aesthetic results.