Feeling confident about yourself can have a significant impact on your daily happiness and not just mental but overall health. Although many people can use non-invasive treatment options to make the aesthetic improvements they need, this is not always the case. One of the most common surgical cosmetic procedures is breast augmentation.
While the advancements in materials and techniques for breast augmentation surgery have added to the proven safety and created much more natural-looking results, it is essential to remember it is still a surgical procedure. Having realistic expectations of what the recovery will be like will help you make the best decision for you and can even improve the overall results.
As with most surgical procedures that require general anesthesia, you will be under postoperative observation for a few hours following the surgery. Most patients, however, can go home the same day.
Once at home, the first 24 hours will be when the feelings and sensations return to the surgery site and your breast. This is when the highest level of pain and discomfort is present, although most patients can manage well enough with over-the-counter pain relievers.
Depending on how your body responds to the augmentation and implants, you may notice an oversensitivity or lack of sensitivity in your breasts. This is common and should subside within the first week. The swelling, pain, and discomfort will slowly subside during the first week following the procedure.
Although the pain and discomfort may have subsided, avoiding heavy lifting objects or strenuous activities is essential. This will help promote even healing around the broken tissue and prevent the build-up of scarring.
However, you will likely be able to begin light activity and exercise within the first month. Around 6 weeks after the procedure, most patients report fully recovered and seeing the final results.
Following the recovery plan is important to achieving the best results from breast augmentation surgery. Dr. Raymond Jean and the team at Main Line Plastic Surgery in Bryn Mawr, PA, can walk through the surgical and recovery process and answer any of your questions or concerns. Contact the office at 484-222-0010 or visit www.mainlineplasticsurgery to schedule a consultation.