December 10, 2018 | By Tampa Palms Plastic Surgery

3 Tips for Recovering From Augmentation

3 Tips for Recovering From Augmentation

3 Tips for Recovering From Augmentation

If you are about to undergo a breast augmentation surgery, you have probably planned every part of the process. You’ve met with your plastic surgeon to discuss implant size, you’ve selected the date of your procedure, and you know which technique your surgeon will use to deliver incredible results. But have you planned for the full extent of your recovery from augmentation surgery?

Your breast augmentation process doesn’t end with your surgery. It’s important to understand the full scope of recovery required after getting breast implants. These tips will help you enjoy a successful recovery – after all, your attention should be focused on how great you look and feel!

Get the Help You Need

After your two- to three-hour breast implant surgery, you will awake from your general anesthesia feeling groggy and fatigued. A friend or family member will drive you home and stay with you to ensure that you have everything you need. Be sure to sleep in an inclined position on your back. A specially designed wedge pillow makes this much easier! Drink plenty of water and take your pain medication as prescribed.

Take It Slow During the First Week

You will need to wear a edictal compression bra to support your new, larger breasts during your recovery process. This is very important, as the compression bra minimizes swelling and keeps your stitches in place by restricting breast movement! You may also have small, thin tubes placed under your skin. These tubes are responsible for draining excess fluids and blood from your body, so they are necessary until your first follow-up visit.

It’s essential that you limit your movements and take it easy during this first week of recovery. Don’t lift anything heavy or move faster than a slow walk. Your chest needs time to adjust to the changes created by your surgery.

Return To Your Normal Routine Gradually

After your first week of recovery, you can finally return to work and start transitioning back to your normal routine! Light exercise is safe after three weeks as long as you wear a supportive bra. At this point you will be done taking your medication, your stitches will either be removed or absorbed into your body, and the worst of the swelling will be in the past. Congratulations!

To learn more about breast augmentation or schedule your own consultation, call Tampa Palms Plastic Surgery now at (813) 337-7460.



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