Breast augmentation is one of the most sought-after surgical procedures for women who would like to increase the size and appearance of the breasts.
It’s a popular procedure for women who have been through pregnancy and breastfeeding, as well as those who have experienced significant weight loss.
While it is completely normal to experience some swelling and bruising following the treatment, it usually takes some time for your breasts to settle in place. It’s important that you take time to recover properly. Here’s what you can do to aid the healing process…
Attend your follow-up appointments
After the procedure has been performed, you will have a light dressing in place. Be sure to keep this dry until your follow-up appointment, which will be scheduled for a week after surgery. At this follow-up appointment, your wounds will be carefully examined and lightly cleaned. Additional follow-up appointments will be scheduled at regular intervals — generally at four to six weeks; three months; six months; and as needed after this time. At these appointments, you’ll be advised whether or not you are able to resume certain activities, and your recovery will be monitored.
Listen to your doctor
We will give you some instructions that you should try to stick to following your procedure. These instructions will include how to take care of your wound, how to keep your incisions clean, which pain medications are best suited to your needs, and which activities you should avoid while your body heals. It’s very important that you take our advice seriously, as it is intended to aid your recovery.
Take some time off
It is usually fine to return to work after around seven days following surgery if you have a desk job. If your job is more strenuous, it’s a good idea to take between two and four weeks off. You will experience some bruising and swelling after the procedure, which will take a week or two to slowly subside — try and take a break during this time to aid recovery. It is quite normal to experience slightly different levels of swelling on each side, but this will settle with time. You may also notice that your breasts appear to be placed quite high up after the surgery, but don’t worry — your breast implants will gradually lower and settle into the correct position over time.
Ease back into your exercise regime
It is best to avoid strenuous activity and heavy lifting for two to four weeks following breast augmentation surgery. Try and avoid activities that require raising your arms above the level of your head for a week or two after the procedure. When it comes to resuming your exercise routine, it’s fine to start walking again after around seven days, and low-impact exercises should be fine after two weeks. You can start doing lower body resistance workouts between four- and six-weeks following treatment, upper body weights between six and nine weeks after the procedure and contact sports like martial arts, boxing, and soccer after around twelve weeks.
At Zen Medispa, our qualified and professional team always takes the time to find out about your needs and we are committed to offering you a personalised and tailored service. It’s important to us that you feel comfortable and that you are aware of each step of the process before you choose to undergo breast augmentation surgery.
If you would like to find out more about the breast augmentation procedure, have a look here. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you have a question about the process, or if you would like to arrange a consultation.