Over the decades, breast augmentation plastic surgery procedure has become relatively less invasive and less painful because of enhanced surgical techniques. However, recovery continues to be a significant component of the overall surgical process. Your surgeon will give you post-operative care instructions for a safe and rapid recovery.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon provides breast implant surgery to patients in Dallas, Frisco, Sherman, Texas, and surrounding locations.
Following breast augmentation cosmetic surgery, you will have to stay home for at least one week to allow for safer healing. During this period, you should take plenty of rest, but you should also perform short walks at home. You may also perform light household activities, which do not strain the incision areas.
The precise downtime and overall recovery experience will vary from one patient to another, depending on implant size, placement, or position of implants above or below the chest muscle, the skill and technique used by your surgeon, and your natural ability to heal.
In general, you can expect to resume your normal routine or go to work in about 10 to 14 days. However, you should continue to avoid strenuous exercises and heavy lifting of weights for a month.
Your surgeon will provide you with a surgical bra, which is more important if you have had a submuscular implant placement. This bra must be worn at all times for a few weeks, except when showering. In case of subglandular implant placement, you may only need a regular bra without underwire. But this will be a decision that you should leave to your surgeon.
A surgical bra or a wrap-style bandage is designed to harmonize the implant with the breast tissue and muscle, and provide extra support to your breasts. Until the healing is complete, you should wear this bra as directed in order to allow your breasts to acquire their full natural shape.
No Smoking during Recovery
Post-surgical healing and smoking do not go together. Nicotine can cause your blood vessels to shrink, leading to restriction of oxygen flow in your blood. This will hamper the function of red blood cells, slowing down your recovery and increasing your risk of complications during as well as after the plastic surgery.
Prescription Pain Medications
Your surgeon will likely prescribe mild oral pain medications in the first week after your breast implant surgery to help you manage post-operative pain, soreness, and discomfort. Driving and other activities requiring alertness should be strictly avoided while you are on pain medications.
Your surgeon may call you a day or two after the surgery to take out the bandages and replace them with a surgical bra. In some cases, the surgeon may only call you for the first post-surgical appointment at the end of the first week.
The sutures and temporary drains could be removed at this time. Your surgeon may also advise a breast massage therapy at this point to improve your surgical outcome and recovery.
Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon receives patients from Dallas, Frisco, Sherman, Texas, and nearby areas for plastic and reconstructive surgery procedures.
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