What you need to know about your breast augmentation recovery time
When it comes to breast augmentation surgery, the recovery period can vary based on the type of augmentation you have. The two primary options are via breast implant or a fat transfer. While it is likely you will be able to leave the hospital the same day as your surgery, your individual healing abilities will alter how quickly you can get on with your daily activities.
In this article, Dr Michael Yunaev details everything you need to know about the breast augmentation recovery process. This article is a must read, because Dr. Yunaev is a skilled breast surgeon with years of experience with different types of breast augmentation surgeries.
Dr. Yunaev covers all of the following questions:
- How painful is breast augmentation surgery?
- How long should I take off work after breast augmentation?
- How soon can you walk after breast augmentation?
- What To Expect During Breast Augmentation Recovery
- Will there be any scarring after breast augmentation surgery?
- Costs, result and more
So, read on to learn more and if interested, book a consultation to gather more precise information for your situation.
How painful is breast augmentation recovery?
One of the main concerns patients have is about how painful this surgery can be. It is very likely that you will experience some level of discomfort after your breast surgery which can be alleviated with analgesics and cool packs. You may encounter some swelling and bruising; however, this will decrease naturally after a couple of weeks. We strongly recommend that you rest on your back or side and ensure that you drink plenty of water.
How long should I take off work after breast augmentation?
Your time off work will depend on your job role and how strenuous it is. Your surgeon will be able to provide a more accurate time frame based on your situation; however, it is worth considering the fact that the procedure will require you to restrict upper arm movements for roughly the first two weeks. You should avoid the lifting of any heavy objects for six weeks after the operation.
How soon can you walk after breast augmentation?
In most cases, you will be able to walk out of the hospital on the day of your surgery! There is no reason why having a breast augmentation procedure should restrict your ability to walk. It usually takes a little time to recover from the anaesthesia, and your surgeon may recommend that you rest a little while longer in the hospital, depending on how you are feeling after the procedure. With any recovery, it is always recommended to follow the medical advice of your surgeon.
Recovery after Breast Augmentation Surgery
Intense physical exercise is not recommended for around six weeks following your procedure; however, it is fine to undergo light activity like walking. You will have several follow-up appointments with Dr Yunaev to ensure everything is tracking well with your recovery process.
What To Expect During Breast Augmentation Recovery
Your surgeon will prescribe a pain medication if required, and our team will explain the risks and complications relevant to your procedure during your initial consultation. The team at Breast and Body Clinic are always on-hand to answer your questions and assist in ensuring that you are experiencing a comfortable recovery as you heal and reveal the new look of your breasts.
Will there be any scarring after breast augmentation surgery?
Many people often ask their surgeon about visible scar tissue as they may avoid the procedure altogether if it will be too obvious. There is a chance of a small scar; however, scarring is minimised by choosing a skilled surgeon. The doctor will always avoid obvious positioning for scars where possible, and scars will heal over time. This can be helped along with the use of a quality skincare routine.
Will I experience an altered nipple sensation?
This procedure will avoid the nerves in the nipple area, meaning nipple sensation should not be altered. You may experience some tingling when you first go home in the nipple region, but they will begin to feel normal again in the few weeks post-surgery.
How can I help promote healing and good results?
Your doctor will give you all of the necessary patient information for the best post-surgical care methods to maintain when you go home. It can help to set up a comfortable area at home for your recovery, but primarily, we recommend plenty of rest, water and general care for your body for at least the first week before beginning to resume normal activities at their usual capacity.
Will I see results right away?
No, in some cases, it can take up to six months for the breasts to heal and patients to see the real results of their surgery. This will be different for everyone and your doctor will be able to keep you updated with your healing process as you progress.
How do I maintain my new look?
We recommend that every patient maintains a healthy lifestyle after any surgical procedure. Regular exercise and a healthy diet are the best ways to look and feel your best, while also helping you to return to normal after surgery.
Speak to the team at Breast & Body Clinic about your new look today
Contact our team to book your consultation today. This is an important first step towards determining the right path to achieve your new look. By trusting a skilled surgeon like Dr Yunaev, you lower the risk of complications during your surgery and recovery time. You can trust the many hours Dr Yunaev has spent performing these surgeries to provide peace of mind and confidence in your results.
Join the list of patients that have benefited from a new BB Clinic look and make this the week that you decide to take the first step towards a new you. The next step in your information discovery phase is an assessment that will determine your suitability. Let’s start down the path to a happier, and more confident you today!