What’s the recovery time for a breast augmentation?

Are you thinking about breast augmentation, but unsure about what to expect during recovery? You’ll be happy to find out that most women enjoy a hassle-free recovery period after breast augmentation, and post-surgical complications are rare. But what’s the recovery time for a breast augmentation.

What is breast augmentation?
Breast augmentation or augmentation mammoplasty, is a procedure that is done to increase the size of the breasts, and typically involves the use of synthetic implants. These are normally saline or silicone breast implants.

What’s the recovery time for a breast augmentation?
After breast augmentation, patients are usually advised to take it easy for the first 1-2 weeks,in order to give the body the time it needs to heal. Some swelling, bruising, and stiffness in the chest region should be expected, but pain medication is prescribed.

Most patients are able to resume light activities about 1 week after surgery, but strenuous activity (including heavy exercise), should be avoided for at least 6 weeks. Patients are usually able to return to work within 7 days. Full recovery after breast augmentation typically takes 6 weeks.

Although the above guidelines are helpful, recovery time may vary depending on the type and size of the breast implants, as well as the placement method used (subglandular vs submuscular). Consequently, patients should follow the post-op instructions of their surgeon to ensure that the recovery process goes smoothly, and they get the best results possible.

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