Tuesday, July 14, 2015

What’s Recovery Like after Getting Breast Implants?

The idea of undergoing surgery to help achieve your cosmetic goals can be intimidating, especially when you don’t know what to expect. If you’re considering breast augmentation, our office helps you get comfortable care by setting up the right expectations for post-surgical care.

During recovery from breast implant surgery, you can expect the following:

  • When you leave the hospital after treatment (an overnight stay is typically not required) you’ll be wearing supporting dressings – usually gauze wrappings – that protect the incision site and support your breasts.
  • You’ll experience swelling and discomfort after treatment, as with most surgical procedures, however these can be easily managed with over-the-counter medication. Speak to your plastic surgeon to find out which medications are recommended, as well as guidance for proper dosage.
  • Support garments, like surgical bras, will need to be worn for several weeks to help promote natural healing and ensure ideal results.
  • Be sure to keep the incision site clean and use any topical medication that is provided by your plastic surgeon.
  • A period of rest is required immediately after surgery – about two days – to help you heal. After, make sure you limit physical activity for the next several weeks, delaying more strenuous activity (such as carrying or lifting heavy objects) for about six weeks.
  • Post-treatment scarring can be minimal, depending on the site. These scars will become lighter and fainter over time. You can even use topical treatments to help fade scars, if necessary.
  • Some women experience changes in sensitivity after treatment, but this is affected by the incision site, as well as the positioning of the implant. If you are concerned about visible scarring or breast sensitivity, talk to your doctor to go over options for placement.

At Kung Plastic Surgery, we’ve helped many women achieve their ideal cosmetic results with breast augmentation surgery. If you have questions about breast implants and what to expect during and after treatment, contact our office for more information. We provide all post-surgery patients with complete care instructions to ensure their comfort during healing.

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