Breast Augmentation Recovery Time

The breast augmentation recovery time will vary for each patient and depends upon several factors. Whether the implant is placed sub glandular- above the underlying chest muscles, or sub muscular- behind the pectoral muscle, will greatly affect the recovery time.

The Day of Surgery

On the day of your surgery, be sure to arrive early and confirm that you have someone available to take you 29416335 - a midsection of a doctor examining breasthome. You’ll remain in a recovery room for up to several hours after you come out of the anesthesia. A doctor will come in and clear you for release.

It’s important that you continue to follow post-surgical instructions carefully while at home. You’ll need to lie on your back to rest, and wear a supportive band 24 hours a day until instructed otherwise. The band helps to support the healing breasts while the healing tissue encapsulates the implants. Depending upon the type of surgery, some pain is to be expected. Take any pain medications as prescribed to help reduce pain and swelling, and expect to rest for at least the first full day after surgery.

Two to Three Weeks Post Surgery

It is recommended that you don’t engage in any heavy lifting or strenuous activities, for at least a week after your breast augmentation surgery. If you have small children at home, be sure to have someone available to tend to their care for at least a few days. Exercise should be limited to walking for the first two weeks. In weeks three and four, you’ll be cleared for light exercise.

Breast Augmentation Recovery Time – Dr. Rast

Your breast augmentation recovery will take up to a full eight weeks before you’re cleared for heavy exercise (ie, weight lifting or pushups,) but some light exercise, as advised by Dr. Rast, is advisable. Wearing a good, supportive, soft sports-type bra after you’re released from wearing the band daily is the best way to support your breasts as the healing process is completed. In six to eight weeks, the swelling should subside almost entirely. It can take up to a year for the final results to appear, while the implants and tissue settle.

Benefits of Breast Augmentation

Women who have uneven or small breasts, who have experienced pregnancy or a mastectomy, or who are simply unhappy with their current body shape should take the time to learn the benefits of breast augmentation surgery. Pre-surgery counseling and a firm understanding of what the surgery can be expected to accomplish help to improve the overall satisfaction with the results.

Reclaim Sagging Breasts

Studies show that women whose breasts have lost fullness after a pregnancy, or whose breasts have simply given in to gravity over time, sagging out of shape, are happier overall with their surgery. Implants have come a long way, and today’s augmentation results are natural looking, providing women with a great confidence boost. These are just a couple benefits of breast augmentation!

Correct Uneven BreastsBenefits of Breast Augmentation

Having differently-sized breasts is quite common, and can pose a real problem when shopping for bras, swimsuits, and clothes. Some women who have unevenly sized breasts may find that augmentation that evens out their size provides a new vista of freedom. There’s no more need for padding or special tailoring to make clothing fit properly, making it much easier to find clothing that fits properly.

Recover After a Loss

Many women who’ve undergone breast surgery opt for an augmentation as part of their reconstructive surgery. Implants may help to enhance the remaining tissue to create a full, normal-shaped and sized breast, restoring the pre-surgery silhouette.

While there are many benefits of breast augmentation, it is important to be sure to discuss your concerns, goals, and hopes for the outcome with your doctor for the best results. Breast augmentation is a positive solution for many women facing issues related to their breast size and shape.

Benefits of Breast Augmentation – Kansas City

Kansas City patients can call Dr. Rast today at (913) 451 – 3722 or schedule a free consultation online and our team will be happy to walk you through the procedure and answer all your questions about augmentation procedures today. If you’re not happy with your shape, call us now!