Breast Augmentation Recovery
With a few exceptions, breast augmentation surgery is typically an outpatient procedure. Excluding any complications, patients can usually go home the same day, as the procedure does not require an overnight hospital stay. Surgeons usually use general anesthesia, but local anesthesia or an epidural may also be used in some cases.
What to Expect After Surgery
Most women can return to their normal activities within a few days of surgery. There will be certain physical limitations, however, as the breasts heal properly and recover from surgery, and certain activities like lifting heavy objects, strenuous exercises, and physical activities should be avoided. Stitches are usually removed within 7-10 days after the procedure, and patients will need to wear a supportive bra to help support the breasts as they heal.
Will it Hurt?
The most common symptoms most patients experience during breast augmentation recovery include:
- Burning sensation in nipples
Swelling and bruising can last several weeks. Pain medication and use of a supportive bra can help ease the symptoms while the patient completes breast augmentation recovery.
Will There be Scarring?
Patients undergoing breast augmentation surgery of any kind will have some scarring at the incision sites. For enlargements, the incisions are typically placed in inconspicuous areas such as under the crease of the breast, at the borders of the nipples, or under the armpits, and are therefore less visible and tend to fade within a few months. Patients that undergo a breast lift will have more visible scars.
Breast Augmentation Recovery Center
As with any medical procedure, patients will need to allocate an appropriate amount of time and have an adequate support system in place to allow for the recovery process. Patients with small children or those living alone, for example, may not have the resources necessary to safely recover at home.
Recovery Care Los Angeles
Patients undergo breast enhancement or augmentation surgeries for many unique reasons. Some may be aesthetic, others to recover from medical issues such as a mastectomy after breast cancer. It can be a deeply personal and emotional experience for many patients, where discretion and sensitivity are required. Pearl Recovery Retreat offers surgical breast augmentation recovery services in an upscale, luxurious spa setting where discretion and patient privacy are a top priority.
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