Breast augmentation procedure is a huge decision to make just like any other kind of elective surgery. It involves the use of breasts implants or fat transfer to increase the size of patient breasts. It’s normally referred to as “boob job” by some patients. Breast augmentation is currently the number one plastic surgery procedure in the United States. If you are planning to undertake this medical procedure, you’re probably curious to know what time it takes for recovery, what you should expect and the effects, right? Well, you are in the right place.

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Read on as I share with you the breast augmentation recovery time, what you should expect and post-surgery recommendations/tips

What to expect after the surgery?

After the surgery, the recovery process begins. Factors such as the type of implants used, incisors and placements, cause the breast augmentation recovery time to vary widely in patients.

It is recommended that there be a two days’ rest after the surgery for all patients, followed by reduced work activity in the subsequent days until the body can comfortably move without pain.

You could also experience swelling and soreness on your breasts for a period of 3 to 4 weeks which is normal and will subside with time.

You should also receive specific post-op instructions to aid in your implant recovery and appointments from your plastic surgeon.

There are also medications and implant prescriptions that should be administered by your surgeon. However, other practitioners prescribe the meds in advance before the procedure. This includes painkillers and antibiotics which helps reduce infection attacks.

Recommendations/ post-operation Tips

You should wear your protective garments (an elastic band or a bra, also known as bandeau) at all times or as instructed by your plastic surgeon.

Breast augmentation recovery timeSome doctors will ask you to clean the incision areas after applying an ointment. However, you should avoid still water when you want to shower for a period of about two weeks. This includes anything from swimming pools, bath water, hot tubs, lakes etc.

If you happen to be sent home with ‘drains’, you should ensure you empty and record the amount of fluid three times per day. This will ease the work of your surgeon in predicting when the drains are ready to be removed.

With this information at your disposal, you’re now better informed at breast augmentation procedure. If you experience any complications or unusual reactions, you should contact your plastic surgeon right away for assistance.