The recovery from breast augmentation surgery varies from patient to patient and depends on a multitude of variables. Several steps can be taken to minimize and shorten the recovery period following surgery.
Preparation for surgery can significantly impact the quality of the recovery process. It’s therefore important to be medically, physically, and mentally prepared for breast augmentation surgery. Intra-operative factors are also important.
The use of large implants, submuscluar implant placement, and prolonged anesthetic times can all impact postoperative pain and the length of recovery. The use of meticulous surgical technique can have a significant impact on recovery as well.
Following surgery it’s important to follow your surgeon’s postoperative instructions. It’s important that patients have adequate pain medications and muscle relaxants when necessary. It’s also important that they gradually resume physical activity as instructed by their surgeon.
Arrangements for post-operative care also need to be in order. It’s important to have a care giver not only for yourself but your children as well. Addressing as many of these issues as possible before surgery will significantly improve results and the quality of the experience.