If you’ve decided to have a breast augmentation to enhance the size, shape, and symmetry of your breasts, you are probably wondering about the recovery process. Knowing what to expect ahead of time can help you prepare and feel more comfortable going into surgery. It doesn’t hurt to keep your goal results in mind to remind yourself that the recovery time will be worth it!
What to Expect During Recovery
You will be required to have a day of rest following your breast augmentation in Cleveland. Your breasts will be wrapped in gauze to protect your incisions and you will be required to wear a support bra to reduce swelling and give your breasts support while they heal. Before you leave, your plastic surgeon will provide you will post-op care instructions. Following these instructions will help ensure a successful recovery and results you’ll be happy with!
In the weeks after your surgery, it is normal to experience some pain, swelling, and discomfort. This can be managed with pain medication prescribed by your surgeon. Most pain should subside after one to five days but swelling and soreness might still be present for several weeks. During the first few weeks, you should avoid strenuous activity that might put a strain on the upper arm and chest area. Your surgeon will decide when normal activity and exercise can be resumed.
Results from your Breast Augmentation
While results can be noticeable immediately after surgery, the true results of your procedure might take some time to show. Swelling in the first few weeks can distort your true results, so be patient as your body heals and swelling begins to go down.
Once you’ve fully recovered, you can enjoy your fuller, rounder, more symmetrical looking breasts! A breast augmentation can give your breasts a more youthful appearance or help restore your pre-pregnancy body. Having a breast augmentation might also lead to high self-confidence now that you have breasts you can be happy with!
Contact our office today to learn more about breast augmentation recovery and results, or to schedule a consultation.