Immediately after your breast augmentation procedure can be an exciting time. Knowing you’ve improved your breasts and can take more pride in them is a great feeling. Especially if you are eager to get back to your day-to-day activities and enjoy what it is like to have them. However, like any procedure, it is crucial that you give your body and your newly enhanced breasts the time they need to recover. The inability to do this can lead to discomfort and the overall procedure not having the best results possible. Continue reading to find out more about the breast augmentation recovery period and what you need to do.
Immediately After the Procedure
The first 24 hours after the operation are the most crucial time to have things ready to go. You will need to relax immediately after the procedure for some time to allow the anesthesia to pass and even then, you will need someone you trust to take you home. It is not good for you to be driving at this time.
After you get home or just before it, you will start to feel discomfort, and you may start to feel intense pain. Whether it's painkillers, muscle relaxers, or a combination of them, you will be prescribed some by the doctor so that you can manage your pain. Otherwise, you should be resting as much as possible on this day. Your body just went through an intense procedure, and you need to give it the time it deserves to recover. So, it's a good idea before the procedure to have housework done and have some clothes and personal effects in easy-to-reach locations for the next handful of days.
Days After the Procedure
At this point, the discomfort will probably still be in play quite a bit, but moving around and doing some things will be easier. You still need to be careful and avoid doing anything overtly physical, such as raising your hands above your head as this may cause bleeding from the stitches or even more pain. During this time, it is a great idea to have a trusted family member or loved one to help you out around the house if there are things that need doing or groceries that need to be picked up. Near the tail end of the first handful of days, it will be important to start massaging your breasts lightly to try and help the recovery process . Keep in mind that these handful of days are when your breasts are settling into their new position, and it is most important to not overly disturb them.
Weeks After the Procedure
Any pain or discomfort should be working its way out entirely at this point, though there may still be some bruising and light soreness. So long as the doctor gives you the go-ahead, this is when you should be able to start getting back to light exercise or physical activity. But again, only in moderation and with light levels of effort. Your recovery has come along nicely at this point, but let’s get to the finish line.
Typically full recovery falls around the sixth week. That’s when you can start to show off your enhancements and get back to your usual day-to-day activities. But that will only be the case if you follow the care necessary during these timeframes. If you’d like to know more about breast augmentation recovery or want to set up a consultation with Renue Aesthetic Surgery call us at 913-685-1108. Our Kansas City, KS, location is ready to make your acquaintance today!