You’re weeks away from the breasts of your dreams, but before you can enjoy your new breasts, you’ll need to get through surgery and recovery. Don’t worry, most women find that their recovery progresses quickly and that their new body is worth any inconvenience. This guide will help you prepare for your recovery. If you have any questions, get in touch. We’re here to help you before, during, and after your surgery.
What to Expect Right after Surgery
We typically perform breast augmentation in our own advanced surgical facility. The procedure takes less than an hour. After surgery you’ll wake up and spend a little time in recovery. You’ll be wrapped in bandages. When you’re ready to head home you’ll need someone to drive you and help you once you get home. We will provide detailed recovery instructions and prescriptions for pain relief and medications as needed.
Many patients report feeling tenderness and a feeling of tightness. These sensations are normal and should fade quickly as you heal. You may also have some bruising and swelling.
Dr. Bharti says, “Breast augmentation is an outpatient procedure that typically takes less than an hour, with minimal recovery and very high patient satisfaction.”
A Few Days after Surgery
During the first few days after surgery you’ll need to take it easy, avoiding strenuous activities and heavy lifting. After a few days most patients are ready to return to many of their normal activities. You may be ready to return to work after just a few days. You’ll need to avoid heavy lifting and strenuous exercise for several weeks. Take it slowly and give yourself time to recover.
Many women notice dramatic improvement in how they feel daily. You should feel a little better with each passing day, but if you start to feel worse, give us a call. Although you’ll feel better quickly, it can take a few months for your breasts to achieve their final look. In the months after surgery your breasts will soften and the implants will settle into position.
Tips for Breast Augmentation Recovery
These tips will help you throughout the recovery process:
- Wear a Button-Up or Zip-Up Shirt to Surgery– These are easier to put on and take off right after surgery when it may be difficult to lift your arms.
- Fill Your Prescriptions in Advance– Many patients choose to fill their prescriptions before surgery so they don’t have to worry about running to the pharmacy on their way home.
- Take Enough Time Off– Many women are able to return to their regular activities after just a few days, but we recommend that you arrange for 3-5 days off from work, just in case. During this time you’ll also need help with any small children.
- Ask Questions– Your recovery situation will vary dramatically depending on implant placement, incision type, and other factors. Ask your surgeon what to expect and how to best prepare for your surgery and recovery.
Get the curves you’ve always wanted with breast augmentation. Yes, recovery is an essential part of the procedure, but it is over quickly and we do our best to make it as comfortable as possible. Call today and learn more about your breast augmentation options at Hunstad Kortesis Bharti Plastic Surgery + MedSpa.