Breast augmentation surgery yields lasting results. From self-confidence to a more shapely physique, you can go into your surgery knowing the recovery is worth-while. After you have gone through breast augmentation surgery, you’ll go through a recover time for several weeks. During this stage, you’ll experience some side-effects. If you’re interested in learning about the recovery process, here are all the details.
Once the breast augmentation surgery is complete, you will enter into the recovery stage. This process is important for your health and healing. During the first few days you will experience fatigue and soreness. Making sure you have enough time to rest is crucial. Sleep on your back, when possible, to ensure your surgical wounds can breathe and heal properly.
With big changes come big responsibilities. During the first few days of recovery, you might experience tightening in your breast area. This is due to the skin adjusting to your new breast size and your breast implants. Adapting to this new addition will be a natural progression, so give your skin time to properly adjust. While you skin is getting used to your new breast implants, exercises such as a breast massage will alleviate any discomfort and speed the recovery process.
During the first few days after surgery, you might need to wear a postoperative bra, a jogging bra, or a compression bandage for extra support. Within days after the procedure, you should be able to return to work.
After the first week, you will still be recovering; however, you will feel significantly better. During the weeks that follow your initial recovery, there are some guidelines you should follow to ensure you continue to heal well. Avoid any strenuous activities that cause your pulse and blood pressure to rise as well as activities that use your arms and chest. Keeping your arms and chest free from activity will allow your breasts and the surrounding areas to heal quickly and properly.
While you are healing, you should expect to see changes in your upper body. Your breasts can remain swollen and sensitive for a month or longer. Do not be alarmed if, after a month, your breasts are still swollen. Each individual will go through a unique healing process. Allow the time necessary for your body to properly heal. However, if you notice swelling or redness in your implanted breasts, you should contact Dr. Frenzel. Likewise, Dr. Frenzel can answer any questions you might have about what to expect after your breast augmentation surgery in an initial consultation.
Set up a consultation today to speak with Dr. Frenzel, board certified in Surgery and fellowship trained in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery. With an experienced surgeon, you can rest assure that you are in good hands. Allow the staff at Advanced Cosmetic Surgery to welcome you into the family. Begin your process to a new you and schedule your initial consultation to speak with Dr. Frenzel. Share your questions, thoughts, and concerns, and learn more about breast augmentation surgery.