Breast Augmentation Surgery
Breast enhancement plastic surgery in the last decade has become less invasive because of advancements made in surgical techniques. However, there is still a significant recovery process entailed in it to ensure predictable and safe results. It’s critical for the patient to receive detailed instructions regarding recovery from the plastic surgeon. You should follow all mentioned guidelines diligently for an easy and quick recovery.
Your surgeon with their team will assist you in all possible ways to prepare for the procedure adequately and to ensure a smooth and rapid recovery. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Kim provides breast augmentation surgery to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, and surrounding communities.
Expected Time for Recovery
You will be asked to stay at home for at least a week following the breast enhancement plastic surgery. You should rest sufficiently for the first 3 to 5 days. However, you should also take short walks and perform light activities in the home. You should not undertake any strenuous chores for the remainder of the week. It’s vital that you do not place any stress on the incisions.
The overall recovery downtime and duration differs among patients depending on the implant placement, size and technique used by the cosmetic surgeon. It also depends on your natural healing abilities. A majority of patients resume work or return to their routine within 10 to 14 days. However, it is important that you avoid any lifting or vigorous exercises for at least 30 days.
Wearing Post-Surgical Garments
You would be given a surgical bra to wear, especially if your implant placement was done submuscularly. You should wear this bra for a few weeks at all times except when bathing. You may only need a regular bra if you got a subglandular implant placement. This bra will be without an underwire since smaller incisions will be placed by the surgeon that heal more rapidly.
Surgical bra or wrap-type bandages help in homogenizing the implant with the muscle and tissue of the breast. Patients are required to wear the bra till their healing is complete and the breasts can attain their natural shape.
Avoid Smoking During Recovery
Post-operative smoking and healing make for a bad combination. Your blood vessels will shrink because of the nicotine content present in tobacco. This can cause blood oxygen levels in the body to reduce. Your red blood cell functionality may get hindered leading to a slow recovery process. Smoking can also increase the risk of complications.
You will be given prescription pain medications in the first week following the surgery to manage pain and discomfort. Try not to drive or perform activities where you need to be alert – and where other people could be injured by your lack of ability to focus.
You should stick to the schedule of all follow-up consultations. This is essential if you have drain tubes or removable sutures. During the first follow up consultation, your cosmetic surgeon may replace the bandages with a surgical bra. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. David Kim receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, and nearby areas for breast augmentation surgery.
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