Breast Augmentation Recovery

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No matter what type of breast augmentation you are considering, there is going to be the need for some type of recovery. While this can vary depending on the procedure, it is always a good idea to know what to expect before the day of the surgery comes. Remember that part of the healing process is making sure that your body has a chance to recover and recuperate.


When it comes to breast augmentation, implants are by far one of the most popular choices. More and more women are looking to add a little something more to their appearance and give them a little extra confidence. You will be put under anesthesia, so it will be important to have someone take you to the surgery and get you back home. Most women have a pain medication prescription and it takes a few days to be able to get back to normal movement around the home.

It is a good idea to take a few days off from work. Even though the surgery is over, you may still be suffering from some pain and some swelling that can make it difficult to have a full range of motion. As far as exercise and strenuous activities, it will take even longer to get back.


If you are thinking about a reduction, you are looking for breast augmentation that will give you a decreased size. For many women, this is something that is necessary to get rid of neck and back pain as well as the tension that comes with carrying so much weight in the upper front portion of the body. This surgery much like an implant in that you will need to be under anesthesia and will not be able to operate a vehicle or take care of yourself immediately following the procedure.

While it will take time to resume your normal activities, many women are more concerned with the scarring that is a result of the operation. Talk with your doctor about what will need to be done to take care of the incisions and prevent infection. While the scars can be prominent, many women consider them to be worth the way they feel after the operation.


Lifts are usually coupled with one of the above procedures. While it can be a stand alone procedure, it doesn’t always fix some of the concerns brought up in the consultation. It can be tough to go through a lot of pain and not get the desired effect. Because there are incisions and sometimes certain parts of the area are removed and then replaced, there will be incisions. Much like a reduction, it is important to make sure that these areas are well taken care of. If you notice any signs of infection, be sure to contact your physician immediately.

Remember that with any type of surgery, whether elective or required, there is some recovery time needed. Be sure to rest and take care of yourself. You don’t want to have to go back in and find out that you have done something to set your health and recovery back.


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