What to Expect During Breast Augmentation Recovery

Cosmetics surgical group breast augmentationWhat to Expect During Breast Augmentation Recovery

Breast augmentation recovery is more involved than most people realize. Not in that it is severe or overly painful, but that it does hinder your typical day-to-day routine more than you would imagine. Below we are going to discuss what recovery after this procedure is like and how you can best support yourself during this time. You must consider these factors so that you give your body ample time to recover and get the best results possible. So long as you do that you’ll get to enjoy your newly augmented breasts without worry after this recovery period is over. Continue reading to find out more.

What to Expect Immediately After the Procedure:

You will need someone to drive you home after the procedure is finished. Your chest will be tender and the last thing you need to be doing is propping your arms up to hold a steering wheel and drive. Let alone with anesthesia still wearing off. Once you get hold and for the first 24-48 hours after you should have someone caring for you. It can be done by yourself, but you’ll need to lay out clothing and have your typical day-to-day things easily reachable before coming home. You will be given general pain medication to help with the discomfort at this time.

Overall Time Frame

From there you will need to take it easy and not do anything physical outside of short walks for the initial two weeks after this procedure. And absolutely no lifting or bending over to pick things up. This can stress your stitches and lead to opening a wound. From the 2nd week on you may be able to return to work depending on what your occupation may be. If it’s something overly physical it may be as long as six weeks before you can return to work. During this time it is still important to wear a supportive garment for your breasts to ensure that your implants don’t shift in any undesirable way.


If you can stick to these recovery habits during this time you will see the results you desire out of this breast augmentation procedure. And realistically the implants used to amplify your breasts can last upwards of a decade. So while this period may be frustrating or challenging, know that the results are worth it and will last for much longer than this recovery stint.

If you’d like to know more, contact us at Cosmetic Surgical Group in Miami, FL, by calling (786) 758-3269.

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