Recovery after Breast augmentation

Recovery after Breast augmentation

Breast augmentation surgery is a major procedure, and rapid recovery from the procedure requires that you take good care of your body before and after. The recovery time from your breast augmentation depends on your overall health, the size of your breast implants, and how quickly your body heals.

Recovery from breast implant surgery

How long does it take to heal?
In this article, we will help you understand the recovery process after breast implant surgery and what you can expect at each stage. On average, most women can expect the recovery from a breast augmentation to take between six and eight weeks. Your recovery time depends on your health before and after the procedure, as well as how diligently you follow your plastic surgeon's post-operative recovery guidelines.

Breast Augmentation Recovery Time: Recovery from Breast Implant Surgery

Breast implant surgery is usually performed under local anaesthesia, which means that you will be asleep during the procedure. Once the operation is complete, you will be taken to a recovery room, where you will be woken up. You can expect to feel groggy and tender. If your breast implants have been placed under the pectoral muscle, you will probably feel some pain and tightness, but this should subside as the muscle stretches.

The first few hours after the breast implant operation

You will probably be monitored closely for a few hours to make sure there are no complications from the anaesthetic. Once you are discharged from hospital, you will need someone to take you home. Your breasts will be wrapped in bandages or a recovery bra, and you will be given instructions for recovery from your breast augmentation, including how to care for the surgical sites.

Recovery from breast augmentation:

Three to five days later

The first few days after your breast implants are placed are the most uncomfortable. Be sure to take your prescribed medications on time to manage your discomfort. During this time you may still experience bleeding from the surgical sites. Be sure to follow your plastic surgeon's instructions. If you have any doubts or if the bleeding gets worse, contact your surgeon. You should avoid lifting your arms above your head for the first week. It is a good idea to invest in a few shirts with buttons on the front to make dressing easier.
The use of cold compresses during the first week may help to reduce swelling.
Try walking a little each day, gradually increasing the distance as you feel stronger. Walking can help prevent pneumonia and constipation. It is better to take a shower rather than a bath during the recovery period. It is advisable to wait at least four weeks before soaking in a bath. It is important to keep your wounds dry and clean.

One week after a breast augmentation

By the end of the first week, pain and discomfort can usually be managed with over-the-counter painkillers. You should feel much better at this stage. At this stage, your surgeon will probably give you permission to resume your daily activities, but you should always avoid strenuous activities and avoid lifting your arms above your head. In the weeks following the procedure, you may still experience minor discomfort and some swelling, but these side effects should gradually diminish over the days. At this stage, heavy lifting and strenuous physical activity should be avoided.


Two to three weeks after your breast implants are placed,

You may feel ready to return to work, unless your job is physically demanding. If this is the case, you must get your plastic surgeon's approval.

Three to four weeks after breast implant surgery

At this stage of recovery, most women will be able to resume light exercise with the permission of their surgeon. You may still have some bruising and swelling. You should always wear your surgical bra, even if you feel much better.

Four to six weeks after breast implant surgery

After four weeks, you can expect to see your plastic surgeon again to assess your healing progress. At this point, your breasts should look natural.

Two months after breast implant surgery

Two months after your breast implant surgery, you are close to a full recovery. However, you should get your surgeon's approval before resuming any vigorous activity.

Diet and hydration after breast implant surgery

Try to eat a healthy, nutrient-rich diet with plenty of fibre. Vitamins and minerals can help you recover faster from breast implant surgery and avoid postoperative constipation, which is common. Drink plenty of water, but try to avoid alcoholic and caffeinated drinks, which cause fluid retention and can make swelling worse.

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