Breast Augmentation Recovery – What Happens?
Breast augmentation surgeries are one of the most common plastic surgery procedures in the United States. At Pearl Recovery Retreat and Wellness, we are well-versed in everything that happens during breast augmentation recovery. Our team has gathered some of the most common things that occur during breast augmentation recovery so you are better prepared for what to expect during your postoperative care.
Pain and Swelling
Any surgery recovery will have some pain and swelling associated with it, and breast augmentation recovery is no exception. When the body is injured – or in this case, when the body undergoes surgery – it rushes extra blood and nutrients to that area to speed up the healing process, causing swelling. Minor swelling, pain, and other sensitivities are common during breast augmentation recovery. If you choose to recover from your surgery at Pearl Recovery Retreat and Wellness, your pain will be managed by our expert team of nurses according to the specifications established by your surgeon.
During your breast augmentation recovery – especially during the first few weeks – you will have to keep your arm and upper body movements to a minimum to prevent your stitches and sutures from coming apart. While it can be frustrating to limit your movements, especially once you return home from your recovery room and get back to your normal day-to-day activities, it’s important to let your body heal. Try not to stretch or reach too much, and do not start to exercise until you are released to do so by your surgeon.
In the beginning of your breast augmentation recovery, some light bleeding is likely to occur. The incisions made during the surgery will not have had time to fully heal and even simple movements can cause the healing tissue to open back up a bit and bleed. This is completely normal and nothing to be concerned about. Properly following your surgeon’s instructions on how to clean and care for the incisions will help keep the area taken care of and help the healing process. If you notice a significant amount of bleeding or notice the beginnings of an infection, contact your doctor immediately.
The most common thing that will occur during your breast augmentation recovery will be follow-up appointments at your surgeon’s office. Your first appointment will be between 24 and 28 hours after your surgery. Your doctor will look over your incisions and make sure everything is on the right track for healing. Additional follow-up appointments will occur later on during your breast augmentation recovery to monitor the healing process and answer any questions and address any concerns you may have.
Begin Your Breast Augmentation Recovery at Pearl
Give your surgery recovery the best chance for success by choosing to recover at Pearl Recovery Retreat and Wellness. Our luxurious suites and expert staff will ensure that your recovery is the epitome of comfort. Reserve your recovery room at Pearl Recovery Retreat and Wellness today.