It’s important to note that because each woman’s body is different, there is no set timeline for recovery. However, most surgery agree that a full recovery can take six weeks or so on average, and women may notice that they feel completely normal after about a week.
Prior to the procedure, your surgeon will be able to gauge your overall health and provide you with a more precise timeline.
Stages of Postoperative Recover
You will most likely feel sleepy and sore when you awaken from anesthesia. It may feel a little like a hangover, but this should pass in a few hours. You will, however, require someone to drive you back and stay with you overnight.
The first five or six days are crucial.
The first four or five days are usually the most difficult. Your doctor will most likely prescribe pain pills, and your surgeon may even suggest a pain injection or pain pump to alleviate discomfort during the first 72 hours.
Most women can manage postsurgical discomfort with more than pain relievers after the first few days. Furthermore, the majority of women are able to return to desk about a week after surgery.
The coming weeks
Patients are told to gradually return to light exercise or a normal daily routine after the first week. By this point, the discomfort should be minimal, but doctors advise women to avoid strenuous or jarring activity such as running, horseback riding, or rigorous workouts.
Heavy lifting is also demotivated until they have recovered completely. Patients with physically demanding jobs should avoid working for at least three weeks.
Your doctor can help to assess how far your healing has progressed during your follow-up appointment. In general, most patients are completely settled to restart all normal activities after two months. It is critical to carefully follow your doctor’s care instructions so that the implants heal properly and without complications.
Suggestions for a Quick Recovery
You should expect a few things in the days and weeks so after your breast augmentation. First, there will be significant soreness and swelling. It is strongly advised that you invest for one or two recovery bras to help reduce pain and speed up healing.
These garments are specially designed to provide maximum post-operative comfort while also providing implant stability, increased circulation, and mild compression to guarantee adequate lymph drainage. They are available in a variety of styles and fabrics, allowing you to select one that best suits your needs and body.
Remember that you will need to wear a bra at all times after surgery, so look for features like breathable fabric, flawless design, adjustable straps, and a pressure free fit. Some styles even include bands to help you comfortable position accommodate any post op swelling.
Another suggestion is to prepare someone home and wardrobe ahead of time. The first week after surgery may be the most difficult, so plan ahead of time to complete all of your housework, clothing shopping, and meal preparation so that you can fully rest.
If at all possible, ask a friend or partner to help you after surgery, children. You will be unable to pick up small children for several weeks while recovering, so plan for as much help as possible in the weeks following your procedure.
Finally, get plenty of rest and keep your food stocked with foods and hydrating drinks to aid in your recovery. Keep in mind that you will be sore and tired, so having light, simple foods on hand will help encourage your appetite.
What Not to Do After Breast Augmentation?
It’s crucial to take good care of oneself after breast augmentation surgery to guarantee a speedy recovery and the best possible outcomes. During your recovery from surgery, you should refrain from engaging in a number of activities and behaviors. Here are some important things to avoid doing following breast augmentation:
- Avoid strenuous activities: It’s important to avoid engaging in activities that strain your chest muscles. Allow your body adequate time to recover before gradually resuming your normal physical activities, as directed by your surgeon.
- Don’t sleep on your stomach: Sleeping on your stomach might put strain on recently enhanced breasts and impair their posture. Avoid sleeping on your stomach. Choose to sleep on your back or side, using pillows to provide support.
- Avoid carrying heavy objects: It’s important to avoid lifting heavy objects during the healing phase because it can strain the chest muscles and perhaps impede the healing process. When lifting or moving big objects, ask for help.
Remember that everyone’s recovery time will be different, so it’s important to speak with your surgeon for specific post-operative instructions. You may encourage a speedy recovery and obtain the desired outcomes from your breast augmentation surgery by adhering to these recommendations and taking good care of yourself.
I graduated from Ankara University Medical School in 2005. The same year, i began to attend to six-year Plastic Surgery specialty training in İzmir at Ege University Medical School, Department of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. In 2011, I completed my specialty training. After that, i worked as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon for many hospitals such as Kars Government Hospital (2011-2013), Kocaeli Darıca Farabi Government Hospital (2014). I’ve done a lot of surgeries, which helped to improve myself. Afterwards in accordance with my personal characteristics and willing to finding a wider workspace, i began to work in Special Hospitals (Ankara Kudret International Special Hospital and Ankara Keçiören Special Hospital (2014-2015). Between 2015-2018 I worked as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon in Bodrum Acıbadem Special Hospital, which is biggest hospital group of Turkey. While working in Bodrum Acıbadem Special Hospital I had the opportunity operated both national and international patients. Dr. Candan Mezili is now working in private practice in his own office.