Your Guide to Breast Enlargement Recovery
It’s important following breast enlargement surgery to allow yourself plenty of recovery time and rest – by giving your body what it needs in the first few days and weeks after the operation, you will experience a much quicker recovery time. Check out this quick guide to breast augmentation recovery…
Make sure that you have a friend or family member on hand to transport you home after the operation. You won’t be able to drive a vehicle after the operation and public transport should be avoided due to crowds and the fact that you will have very limited movement.
First 24-48 Hours
The first 24 – 48 hours of recovery after having your breast implants can unfortunately be quite painful for many patients and you will feel tired and experience swelling so you will need someone on hand to help care for you during this time. Pain can be managed with medication and any lifting, bending or straining should be avoided.
Bandages & Dressings
A few days following on from your surgery, the dressings or elasticated bandages will be removed and replaced with a surgical bra.
2 to 5 weeks
Your breasts will be very sensitive during this phase of breast augmentation recovery and they may be swollen for up to four to five weeks. Most patients will get through the worse swelling by 2 weeks. Any physical contact with the breasts or exercise should be avoided for at least a month following breast surgery.
Post Operative Bra
Post-operative care during this time usually involves wearing a post-operative bra or sports bra for extra support and to assist you in the healing process. If you notice any unusual symptoms such as excessive swelling or redness during this time or you experience flu like symptoms then you should get in contact with the clinic immediately.
Returning To work
Women can usually return to work fairly quickly after the breast surgery – any time after a week could be OK as long as the job doesn’t involve heavy lifting or strenuous physical labour but you should always consult with your surgeon and medical team before making any decisions.
It’s always advisable to discuss breast augmentation recovery with your surgeon prior to the operation so that you can fully prepare yourself and let family and friends know when to be on hand.