Recovery from breast augmentation can take four to six weeks. Many women can resume non-strenuous forms of exercise, such as walking and bicycling, within a week, and return to non-demanding jobs within five to seven days as well. However, the care you take of your body in the days after your procedure will have an impact on how quickly you recover.
The First Few Weeks
During the first few days of recovery, some swelling, bruising, and discomfort are all possible. It is important that you keep your incisions dry and clean during this time and that you minimize activities to allow your body time to heal.
You can help make this time the most beneficial by:
- Having a friend or family member help around the house
- Having a comfortable place to recover with plenty of options to keep you busy (movies, magazines, books, some work you’ve been meaning to catch up on, etc.)
- Carefully following all of the pre and postoperative directions given by our office
Swelling and bruising will subside naturally. Discomfort typically fades quickly as well. Taking time to heal helps with these processes and works to reduce the risk of complications.
After Initial Recovery
Once your incisions have healed sufficiently, you will be able to return to all of the activities you enjoy. During your follow-up visits, we can help you determine when it is safe to get your incisions wet and when resuming strenuous exercise is appropriate. Following our directions can help to limit the risk of prolonged discomfort, thick and visible scars, and other avoidable issues.
At Restore Plastic Surgery, we are committed to the comfort and satisfaction of each patient we see. When you come to us for breast augmentation, we will provide you with all of the information you need to prepare for recovery, helping to produce the most pleasing results.
To learn more about breast augmentation recovery, give us a call at 850-500-7527 and schedule your initial consultation today. We serve women living in Pensacola and throughout Florida.