Breast Augmentation Surgery

What to expect after breast augmentation surgery

During your initial consultation with a cosmetic surgeon, he or she will give your some information about breast augmentation post surgery instructions to ensure you have a speedy recovery as well as knowledge about some of the things you can expect to experience. This information will also be reviewed before your operation with most surgeons giving written instructions and information for you to take home with you. Here are some of the things you can expect after your breast augmentation surgery is completed.

Your breasts are certain to be sore with bruising in the area and the doctor will prescribe pain medication to assist you in dealing with the pain. In addition to the medication to dull the pain, you’ll be prescribed antibiotics to reduce the chances of complications being experienced as a result of infection. As the incisions begin to heal, you will need to keep them clean and free of debris. The incisions will most likely begin to itch as your body heels and your doctor will instruct you on how to deal with dry skin associated with the breast augmentation post surgery recovery time.

You will also need to take some time off work and your regular routines to recover from your surgery. You can expect to be off work for at least a week and should be able to return to your regular routine after about 10 days. Patients should refrain from intense physical activity including visits to the gym and sexual intercourse as per the doctor’s recommendations. Your surgeon will monitor your progress during follow-up appointments and they can instruct you on proper time frames in which you can return to your regular physical routine.

Another common breast augmentation post surgery experience women experience is heightened nipple sensitivity. While this is a normal sensation, you will want to notify your doctor about this during a follow-up appointment so it can be monitored.

During your recovery from breast augmentation surgery, you will most likely have a hard time getting comfortable. Sleeping at night may be difficult as your sleeping positions will be severely limited. You will need to sleep on your back for the initial part of your recovery and have your head propped up so have some extra pillows on hand. Many women will also use pillows on either side of them to prevent them from rolling over to another position during the night. A recliner is another ideal spot to relax and sleep as it keeps you in the proper position and reduces the chances of rolling into an uncomfortable position while sleeping.

Breast augmentation post surgery scarring is a reality of the procedure and cannot be prevented. While the initial scars might look quite swollen and red in colour, this will correct itself over time. The swelling will reduce and the scars will fade in colour. While you may feel self-conscious about the possibility of scarring, keep in mind that clothing, lingerie and your bra will hide the scars. The only person that will be able to see the scarring is your partner.

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