Breast Augmentation Recovery Tips and Information
Since the 1960s, breast augmentation has helped women unhappy with their breast shape or size to gain confidence through this safe and effective plastic surgery procedure. To get the desired outcome, however, you’ll have to go through a recovery period post-surgery. It isn’t nearly as daunting as it seems, especially if you’re prepared.
What Is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation is a popular cosmetic procedure to enhance breasts. The process consists of placing saline or silicone implants through a small incision and is often accompanied by a breast lift. Different incision techniques can result in more projected or natural-looking breasts. Before your surgery at Runnels and North Outpatient Plastic Surgery Center, we’ll discuss your choices so you can make the best decision.
Recovery After Breast Augmentation
After the surgery is complete, it’s normal to have a swollen chest for several weeks or months. The first few days are when your breasts will be most tender and delicate. Over time, you can start incorporating your daily habits back into your life. For the best breast augmentation recovery, Runnels and North Outpatient Plastic Surgery Center will offer you a set of tips to follow.
Getting Back to Physical Activities
Easing back into your routine is essential after a breast augmentation. Start out with easy tasks, avoiding strenuous exercise until about six to eight weeks. Be careful before performing upper extremity workouts. Ultimately, it’s important to listen to your body.
What Can Help the Recovery Process?
Unfortunately, you can’t fast-forward your recovery from breast augmentation, but the next best thing is making the most of it through effective techniques. For example, we recommend wearing a surgical or sports bra without an underwire to maximize your healing process. Muscle relaxers are great at soothing the pain you’ll initially feel from the implants and implementing implant displacement massage techniques can speed up the time it takes for it to settle into your body.
How Long Does Recovery Take?
While the typical recovery period takes about four to six weeks, the length of time will vary from patient to patient. After about one week, you can begin to resume light physical activities with all the right safety implementations in place. Some people even feel well enough to get back to work after a long weekend.
Things to Avoid Before Surgery to Minimize Recovery Time
You can make your surgery more effective by avoiding certain anti-inflammatory medications, such as aspirin and ibuprofen, which may cause more bleeding and bruising during the operation. Fewer physical disruptions mean less time spent on healing. The same goes for certain vitamins and supplements.
The First Week of Recovery Like
The first week after breast augmentation is when most of the healing will happen. Make it your job to rest and ice frequently. Relaxing is essential in the first few days, but it’s equally important to get up and walk around frequently to keep your blood moving. Remaining too stiff will only make your recovery more painful.
Contact Runnels and North Outpatient Plastic Surgery Center
Runnels and North Outpatient Plastic Surgery Center help people across Jackson feel their best through the power of plastic surgery. Our luxurious state-of-the-art certified surgery center boasts cutting-edge equipment and an expert team of doctors and medical assistants to ensure top-quality results you’ll love. Schedule a consultation with us today to learn more.