The Process of Breast Augmentation Recovery
After breast augmentation, there will be a recovery period. It’s essential to not rush your breast augmentation recovery, as you don’t want to experience any issues or significant scarring. That being said, we know it’s easy to get anxious while in recovery. Do ease that anxiety, we’re breaking down the timeline of breast augmentation recovery in our blog today. This is by no means an end all be all timeline, but it’s a good guide to give you an idea of what to expect.
The First Few Days
In the first few days, it’s normal for you to experience some pain and swelling. You may notice some bruising as well. You’ll probably experience some fatigue the first day since you’re still feeling the effects of the anesthesia from the surgery. During this time you’ll need to wear a medical compression bra, along with gauze or bandages over the area where incisions were made. Excess fluids will be drained with small tubes. Sleeping at an inclined position can also help to reduce swelling. During this time, you can take medication for pain. You can usually shower after the second day when your sutures are removed.
The First Week
Not everyone’s breast augmentation recovery instructions will be the same, but there are some general things you’ll need to do after the first week. After a week, you’ll most likely still need to wear your medical bra and gauze. You may also be able to return to work, depending on how light your activity levels are.
Two to Four Weeks
Two weeks into your breast augmentation recovery, you’ll be pretty much back to your normal routine. At this point, you should still avoid strenuous exercise. If your stitches aren’t absorbable, you may be getting close to the point where you get them removed. As you get closer to the four-week mark, pretty much everything will be back to normal. You’ll still want to avoid chest-specific exercises and wear a stretchy, supportive bra.
At the six week mark of you’ll most likely be done with your breast augmentation recovery. You can go back to life as it was before your procedure. Enjoy the results of your successful surgery!
Start Your Breast Augmentation Recovery with Pearl
At Pearl Recovery Retreat and Wellness, you can start your breast augmentation recovery in peace and luxury. We’ll make sure the beginning of your recovery process goes as smooth as possible. You can also enjoy the luxurious amenities we have to offer. We know how important privacy is during the recovery period, which is why so many choose us when recovering from their procedures. Contact Pearl Recovery Retreat & Wellness today for more information.