Breast augmentation surgery is a popular cosmetic procedure that can improve the size, shape, and overall appearance of your breasts. However, as with any surgical procedure, there is a recovery period that must be taken seriously to ensure a successful outcome. So what should you do to ensure you have the best recovery experience after surgery? Let’s take a look at a few tips.
Before your surgery, it’s important to prepare yourself. You should plan to take at least a week off work or any other obligations you may have to give yourself enough time to rest and recover. You should also arrange for someone to drive you home from the surgery and stay with you for the first few days.
You’ll also want to prepare your home ahead of time, too. This means stocking up on healthy food, pain relievers, and other essentials. And make sure to wear comfortable clothes to the procedure as well. You won’t want to have any restrictive clothing on right after breast augmentation surgery.
Taking good care of yourself after breast augmentation surgery is essential to ensure a smooth and successful recovery. You should avoid lifting anything heavy or performing any strenuous activity for at least six weeks after the procedure. Light activity like walking is encouraged to help prevent blood clots and promote healing. Get plenty of rest and stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids.
Dr. Golosow will provide post-surgical instructions that you should follow carefully to ensure a successful recovery. These instructions may include taking pain medication as prescribed, wearing a compression garment, avoiding certain activities, and attending follow-up appointments. It’s important to follow these instructions to minimize the possibility of complications and achieve the best possible outcome.
Smoking and alcohol can interfere with healing and increase the risk of complications. You should quit smoking at least four weeks before breast augmentation surgery and avoid smoking and drinking for at least three to four weeks after your surgery. This will help to promote healing and reduce the risk of complications.
Massaging your breasts can help to prevent capsular contracture, a condition that can occur when scar tissue forms around the breast implant. Your surgeon will provide instructions on how to massage your breasts safely and effectively.
Eating a healthy diet is a great idea all the time but especially after breast augmentation surgery. It can help promote healing and reduce the risk of complications. You should focus on eating nutrient-dense foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein. Avoid sugary or processed items. It’s also important to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and avoiding sugary drinks.
Attending all your follow-up appointments with your surgeon is important to ensure your recovery is progressing as expected. Your surgeon will monitor your healing and address any concerns you may have. If any issues arise, your surgeon will be able to address them quickly to prevent complications and ensure you have the best results possible.
Recovering from breast augmentation surgery takes time and patience. Working closely with Dr. Golosow can ensure you have a successful recovery and that you achieve your desired results. She is more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
Looking to schedule a consultation for breast augmentation surgery today? Our team at Lorraine Golosow, MD can help. Call us at our Fort Myers or Cape Coral offices or use our online contact form. We cannot wait to help you through your surgery and your recovery process.