Breast augmentations are becoming one of the most popular cosmetic procedures, but that does not change the fact that it is a serious surgery. While there is a minimal risk that patients will experience complications, adhering to your surgeon’s advice for recovery is essential. If you align your expectations with regards to recovery before going under the knife, the process will smoothly run its course.
Preparing for Breast Augmentation Recovery
There are some things to keep in mind when you are preparing for the recovery process:
- You may need to limit your movement for a few days – when you return home after your surgery, you cannot expect to simply jump back into your regular routine. Your doctor can provide you with a better idea as to how long you may be off your feet, but do be ready for it. Have someone at home with you to help you out with your children, pets, and other household responsibilities.
- Ensure that you have comfortable clothing that is easy to put on – your incisions and post-surgical swelling may cause some discomfort. Tops that you can slip on and button or zip will be easier to wear than those that go over your head. Light, loose clothing will also increase your comfort.
- Ease yourself back into an exercise routine – physical activity can help you heal, but don’t push yourself to do more than your doctor suggests. Also make sure that you listen to your body. Some discomfort with physical movement can be normal, but excessive amounts of pain can signify that you are overdoing it.