A Short Guide To How To Recover From A Breast Enlargement

Can You Go Home After Breast Enlargement Surgery?

Due to the nature of a breast enlargement surgery, you will typically be placed under general anesthesia, which means that you will be asleep throughout the procedure and will not feel pain so intensely. Upon the conclusion of the surgical procedure, you will often be moved into a recovery room where you will naturally wake up under the close supervision of a team of medical experts.

Upon waking up after the surgery, it is not uncommon to feel slightly sore, uncomfortable, and drowsy. Due to this drowsiness and discomfort, somebody else is required to drive you home following the surgery, since you are not allowed to drive under the medication provided. This is something that must be arranged prior to the surgery.

Before you return home a surgeon will wrap your breasts with a specific bra designed to provide support to your breasts during recovery, or they might use an elastic band material to do the same thing.

Remember, the best way to ensure a smooth recovery is finding the right surgeon to begin with.

Will I Be In Pain After Breast Enlargement Surgery?

Due to the invasiveness and type of surgery, it is inevitable that you will experience some pain following the surgery. The vast majority of this pain will be experienced within the first 3 to 5 days following the surgery and your surgeon or doctor will prescribe pain killers and medication to aid with this pain.

Following the first week of recovery, any pain should be minimal and treated with ordinary pain medication. As weeks pass the pain should not be bad, but you may experience some soreness and swelling around the incisions.

How Soon Should I Return To Normal After Breast Enlargement Surgery?

Broadly speaking, a general recovery from breast augmentation or breast enlargement surgeries can take roughly 6 to 8 weeks without complications. However, every person is different and everybody has a different response to healing and recovery, so there is no guarantee that you can return to normal life after this period. If you have any specific concerns about your recovery process either due to your immune system or any other health condition, it is important to express these to a surgeon prior to undertaking the surgery.

How Can I Speed Up The Recovery Process?

Importantly, there is no guaranteed way to heal faster and better since everybody is different and responds differently to the surgery. There are, however, some things which have been suggested to potentially speed up the process:

  • You should get plenty of rest since your body will be tired following surgery. You should also be sure to eat well.
  • Most definitely avoid any heavy activities which may cause an increase in blood pressure for the first week or so following your surgery. Although, very light strolls are a good idea in order to avoid blood clots.
  • Although you can shower after a couple of days you should avoid any other water such as pools and hot tubs and certain beauty products over the affected area.
  • Avoid air travel for at least a few days following your surgery.
  • Continue wearing your recovery bra or a highly supportive yet comfortable sports bra at all times for at least 3 months in order to keep the implant securely in place.