5 Tips for a Quick Breast Augmentation Recovery

Dissatisfaction with their breasts is one of the most common reasons women seek aesthetic surgery. Breast augmentation provides improvements in volume, shape, and symmetry. In the hands of a skilled surgeon, this procedure helps you achieve shapely, proportionate breasts that exceed your expectations. 

What is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a widely popular way to improve your breasts by adding shape and volume. This procedure uses saline or silicone implants, each of which has its own advantages. Your surgeon will discuss these options with you during your consultation to determine which implant type will provide your desired results. Breast augmentation can be performed with other procedures, such as a breast lift.

How is Breast Augmentation Performed?

The details of your breast augmentation procedure depend on the type of implants and your surgeon’s technique. The procedure takes place under general anesthesia. Incisions are made along the edge of the areola or in the crease underneath the breast. The implants are inserted into a pocket shaped to hold them. The incisions are sutured, and you will recover under supervision before being released to go home. 

5 Tips for a Quick Breast Augmentation Recovery

Breast augmentation requires giving your body time to heal. You will receive detailed aftercare instructions and a schedule for follow-up appointments. A surgical bra will support and protect your breasts while they recover, but you will need to limit your activities. 

Recruit Some Help

You will need someone to take you home after your procedure. If possible, arrange for someone to stay with you for the next 24 hours so you can rest. You will feel more comfortable moving around within a day or two but should avoid lifting anything. People with small children will need assistance with childcare. 

Prepare Meals

Your body needs nutrition while healing, but you may not feel like cooking a nutrient-packed meal. Cooking some easy-to-eat favorites ahead of time and freezing them will allow you to nourish your body without cooking or dirty dishes. Avoid the temptation to eat junk food since this will not provide you with all the nutrients you require. 

Choose Your Clothes

You will not be able to lift your arms about your head after the procedure. Shirts that fasten up the front will make dressing much easier and more comfortable. Find some favorite tops that close in the front so you have plenty of easy options. Other comfortable clothes, including slip-on shoes, will make life easier for the first few days. 

Schedule Enough Time Off

You may think you can get back to work sooner than your surgeon recommends. However, pushing yourself too hard can compromise your healing process. Schedule enough time off before your procedure to avoid worrying about it later. Your surgeon will explain how much time you should expect based on your procedure and job responsibilities. 

Listen to Your Body

Most people want to get back to their daily lives as soon as possible. However, you will often feel tired or not have much energy for the first week or two after your surgery. Get the rest your body asks for. Trying to do too much could affect how well you heal. Your Specialty Aesthetics Surgery team is available to help with any concerns or issues.

What Types of Breast Implants are Available?

Breast implants come in saline and silicone forms. You have many options available that can provide the shape, profile, and amount of projection you prefer. Your implant choice may depend on many factors. Many find that silicone has a more natural appearance and feel, while others prefer saline because it contains nothing but sterile salt water. Your surgeon will review all your choices, so you feel confident about your decision. 

How Long Do Breast Implants Last?

Breast implants can last a long time, but they should not be considered permanent. Breast implants can last ten to fifteen years or longer. However, you may have them replaced before this time for various reasons. You may get new implants because you want to change your breast size, you have developed scar tissue around your implants, or your implants have developed textural changes. Advancements in implant technology ensure you will feel satisfied with your rejuvenated breasts. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation?

We recommend that those considering breast augmentation have reasonable expectations and no significant health problems. Good candidates want to improve the size and appearance of their breasts, typically using breast implants. Only a consultation can determine whether this procedure is the best solution for your concerns. 

Women who also have drooping or sagging breasts may benefit from a combination of breast lift and augmentation. This option is often recommended for those who want to improve the position of their breasts as well as their shape and volume.

Take the Next Step – Request a Consultation

Want to learn more about breast augmentation? Schedule your consultation online or by calling Specialty Aesthetic Surgery at (212) 737-8700. We look forward to working with you!

Specialty Aesthetic Surgery serves the greater NYC metro area.

About Our Surgeons

Bruce Moskowitz is an experienced and board-certified oculoplastic surgeon. His practice encompasses all areas of oculoplastic cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He has a well-known reputation for revision surgery, and a large portion of his practice comes from other colleagues to revise sub-optimal outcomes.

Grigoriy Mashkevich is an experienced and double-board certified facial plastic surgeon. He belongs to a highly select group of surgeons with a focused specialization in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the nose, face, and neck. 

Dr. Anna Frants is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon who is experienced in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Her areas of expertise include surgery of the face, neck, nose, eyelids, eyebrows, and ears. 

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