Breast Reconstruction Surgery Recovery
Many women choose to undergo breast reconstruction surgery after a mastectomy or lumpectomy. Though it is not categorized as cosmetic surgery, breast reconstruction’s primary purpose is to restore a physical appearance that brings you confidence. Your surgery recovery is the last challenge you’ll need to undertake before you can return to your normal activities with a bust you feel comfortable with.
At Pearl Recovery Retreat & Wellness, we provide personalized 24/7 care for those going through breast reconstruction surgery recovery. From the first few days of required intensive care to the 6-8 weeks it takes for you to regain full physical movement, our dedicated nurses and amenities can help ensure that your recovery experience is as safe and comfortable as possible.
Types of Breast Reconstruction Surgery
There are two main types of breast reconstruction surgery, each of which requires different recovery time periods and maintenance routines:
- Implants: This surgical option involves inserting silicone or saline breast implants behind the breast’s fat layer. While this surgical process is relatively straightforward, recovery from this breast reconstruction option may involve several months of doctor’s visits following the procedure. You also may need to replace your implants after ten years.
- Flap Reconstruction: Flap reconstruction involves filling out the breast using a piece of skin, fat, or muscle tissue from another place on your body, such as the belly. While this surgery is more complex than receiving implants and breast reconstruction surgery recovery period is longer, it generally doesn’t require replacement implants and should last for life.
What to Expect During Breast Reconstruction Surgery Recovery
No matter which breast reconstruction surgery option you choose, you will need to stay in bed, follow your surgeon’s breast reconstruction recovery tips, receive meticulous medical care, and take prescribed pain medication for a few days after the procedure. You will also likely experience soreness, swelling, and/or bruising for one to two weeks after surgery, as well as up to two months of limited physical activity.
Why Choose Pearl Recovery Retreat & Wellness?
Pearl Recovery Retreat & Wellness nurses ensure that you get the proper care, nutrition, and exercise you need to heal well during your recovery process. We coordinate with your surgeon or doctor to design your personalized breast reconstruction recovery program, helping you get through that difficult recovery period and feel not just functional but rejuvenated when you leave.
As a breast reconstruction surgery recovery guest at Pearl Recovery Retreat & Wellness, you will have access to our all-female nursing team, in-room meal delivery, private transportation services, and optional additional treatments such as nourishing, juice cleanse, and in-house, restorative hyperbaric oxygen treatments. Meanwhile, your clean and luxurious wellness suite will help contribute to a calm body and mind and provide a safe space you can feel comfortable working, relaxing, and receiving guests.
Book Your Stay Today
Pearl Recovery Retreat & Wellness is a fully-insured, luxury surgery recovery facility serving Los Angeles area. Our attention-to-detail, luxury amenities, and dedicated concierge service are unparalleled. Let us care for you during your breast reconstruction recovery period. Contact us today or fill out our online form to begin planning your stay.