Have you decided to have breast augmentation? If so, you are probably excited about your decision and looking forward to the outcome. However, during your consultation it’s important to discuss all the details about your breast augmentation surgery, including the recovery time.
What’s the recovery time for a breast augmentation?
The recovery for a breast augmentation won’t be the same for every patient, but full recovery typically takes 4 to 6 weeks. Patients are generally able to return to work about one week after breast augmentation, and then gradually resume their normal routine after 7 days.
Factors that affect recovery time after breast augmentation
Factors such as the placement of the breast implants (submuscular or subglandular), implant size, and implant type, can all influence the recovery timeline after breast augmentation.
3 Tips for a healthy recovery after breast augmentation
- Arrange for help at home. Patients typically experience moderate pain and discomfort within the first few days of surgery, so you will need to ask a family member or friend to assist with household chores.
- Follow your surgeon’s post-operative instructions. Following all the post-procedural instructions of your plastic surgeon will help to facilitate a speedy recovery.
- Plan ahead. Planning ahead by filling prescriptions, and stocking up on supplies and your favorite entertainment, will make recovery smoother and more successful.
While the above tips are helpful, it’s important to be patient when recovering from breast augmentation, and give your body the time it needs to heal.
Would you like to learn more about breast augmentation recovery? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.
If you are in the Naperville, IL, area, The John Bull Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Medispa is our featured practice.
You can reach them at www.dupageplastics.com, or by calling 630-405-5342.