Recovering from Breast Augmentation
Like any surgical procedure, breast augmentation requires a certain amount of downtime for your body to heal and properly recover. Since every person heals differently, the length of any given patient’s recovery time can vary.
Generally speaking, if your job is not physically strenuous, you can expect to return to work after about a week of downtime. More physically demanding activities, like exercise and sports, should be avoided until Dr. Angelchik advises you they are safe. Most patients are able to resume all of their normal activities within a month.
By carefully following the post-operative instructions provided by Dr. Angelchik and attending every scheduled follow-up appointment, you can ensure that any unusual symptoms are quickly addressed, and avoid significant complications that can extend your recovery time.
Even after you are back to your daily life activities, it will take time for post-surgery swelling to completely dissipate. You can expect to see the final results of your breast augmentation after several months, although swelling can last longer for some patients.
If you have further questions about what to expect from breast augmentation, please contactboard-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Angelchik, MD today to schedule a personal consultation.