Pick your perfect size—our breast augmentation and mammoplasty procedures use high-quality breast implants or fat grafts to increase the size, change the shape or alter the texture of a woman’s breasts.
On average, patients take about six to eight weeks to fully recover from their breast augmentation procedure. Many women feel back to normal after the first week of recovery, but everyone’s experience is different based on their age, body, health history, and lifestyle. And there are ways of helping your body heal quickly and minimize bruising using a holistic approach and organic supplements.
Immediately after surgery you will still be feeling the effects of the sedation medications. You will wake up from surgery in a recovery room where you can gradually return to consciousness under medical supervision. You might feel achy, dizzy, and have muscle tension.
You will spend up to a couple of hours in the recovery room before you are released. Since you will still feel out of sorts following your procedure, you must have someone along to drive you home. Your surgical team can only release you into the custody of a guardian who will drive you home and stay with you for the day.
Your doctor will wrap your breasts with a supportive bra or elastic band for support. Before you are released, your surgeon will explain how you should care for yourself over the rest of your recovery.
Days 1 & 2: For the first two days after surgery, take it easy and rest. Your body needs to regain its strength, so refrain from lifting your arms and any other unnecessary activity. At the same time, it is good for you to get some blood circulating, so take a walk around your house every few hours
Day 3-5: In the first three to five days of your recovery, you probably will have some soreness and discomfort around the surgical area. Slight pain is expected during this period, and your surgeon will prescribe a medication to manage the discomfort. Some minor bleeding around the incision site is common, but if you have concerns for any reason, don’t hesitate to call your doctor.
One week: After the fifth day, you will begin to feel better and have less pain. Approaching the one-week mark, you can switch from using your prescription pain medication to over-the-counter pain medication, like Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen. By the end of the first week, some patients feel well enough to ask their surgeon for permission to return to light activity.
One Month: At the third week of post operative healing period, patients will benefit from returning back to 50% of their normal function. During the second, third, and fourth week following surgery, you might still feel slight soreness and swelling, but the hard part is over. Continue to refrain from physically strenuous tasks, especially those that require you to lift heavy objects. If you have a physically demanding job, plan to take up to 3 weeks of leave.
Two Months: You should be approaching full recovery around six to eight weeks after your surgery. Around this point, will have settled into their proper position and a new capsule will begin to form around the implants under the breast and muscle tissues. Tell your doctor if you still feel unable to resume physical activities after two months. Everyone’s body heals at a different rate, and your surgeon will let you know when you can resume normal activities.