Breast augmentation post op recovery

One of the most important questions for breast implant applicants is to know how long breast augmentation recovery lasts and what to consider during this period. Here are some useful tips.

How is breast augmentation recovery?

Breast implant applicants usually ask, “Is breast augmentation recovery painful”. You will experience some pain, swelling and bruising right after breast augmentation surgery. You may feel tightness in your breasts. It is normal and symptoms will start to improve within the next several weeks.

You will usually rest in the hospital or clinic in a semi-standing position. This will help keep you comfortable and reduce swelling. Painkillers will be given if you need them.

You can continue to take over-the-counter pain relievers like paracetamol or ibuprofen after you return home. However, you should not take ibuprofen if you have stomach, kidney or liver problems, or if you have ever had any of them.

Ibuprofen may also not be suitable for you if you have asthma. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.

breast augmentation photos during recovery

When can you go home after breast augmentation?

You may be allowed to go home on the same day after having breast augmentation surgery, or you may need to stay in the hospital or clinic overnight.

You will need to rest when you return home to give your body time to recover better after breast augmentation surgery. Avoid excessive use of your arms and chest area as it may cause irritation and bleeding.

You may feel some painful tingling and general discomfort. Sometimes these symptoms will last for several weeks.

Breast augmentation after surgery care

Follow your surgeon’s advice on breast augmentation after surgery care for the best results. You may be asked to attend some appointments after breast augmentation so that the surgeon can monitor your recovery process.

The surgeon will be able to advise you on any activities that you should avoid and how long, but you should generally stop working for a week or two and avoid lifting heavy objects or exercising for at least a month.

You will usually be able to return to most normal activities within six weeks, although you have to keep the incision sites away from direct sunlight for about a year because the skin in these areas is more sensitive.

Some surgeons also recommend wearing a suitable sports bra 24 hours a day for up to 3 months after undergoing breast surgery.

breast augmentation with implants

Pay attention to the details of your breast implant

Make sure you keep a record of your breast implant details. You must create a note for:

  • The manufacturing company
  • Style
  • Serial number
  • Batch number

If the surgeon does not provide you with this information, you should ask about it and keep it in a safe place.

When do you seek medical help after a breast augmentation?

Contact your doctor or clinic where the operation was performed as soon as possible if you have any unexpected symptoms or if you experience severe pain. Possible warning signs include:

  • Severe pain in your breasts
  • Redness of your breast skin
  • Feeling hot in your breast
  • Unexpected, unusual or severe swelling
  • Breast shrinking
  • Colored foul-smelling discharge from your surgery wounds
  • High fever
  • Any lumps or pain that make you anxious

How much does breast augmentation healing process take?

Results can vary and depend on your condition, although most women are pleased with the appearance of their final breasts after surgery.

The appearance of your breasts, for example after the operation, may be affected by:

  • Your age
  • Your general health
  • Your ability to heal
  • Your current breasts
  • The nipples site
  • Texture your skin

You may be worried that your breasts will look unnatural after breast implant surgery. It is normal and you will probably feel your breasts initially tight or hard.

You may also experience changes in the way your breasts feel as different areas become more or less sensitive than they were. Any changes in sensation are temporary in most cases, although they may sometimes be permanent.

Your breasts will appear more natural in appearance and feeling during several months of surgery, as the breast tissue, muscles, and skin extend to fit the implants.

Having realistic expectations and informed decision-making will help ensure you be happy with the results of your process. You should expect that the feel and appearance of your breasts will change as you age and implants will not prevent breast sagging .

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