Many factors will affect the time necessary for recovery and return to normal activities. Placement of the implants above the muscle and IV conscious sedation are often associated with shorter recovery times. On the other hand, placement of the implants underneath the muscle and general anesthesia often result in longer recovery times.
Following your breast augmentation, the area near your breasts may feel tender and sore for days or even weeks. A special bra will be necessary to keep your breasts safe and to help them heal properly. This garment should be worn day and night! You should NOT wear any bras with underwire or push-up padding for at least two months after surgery. If your implants are placed under the muscle, you will use an upper bra elastic strap for two and six weeks to help the implants descend into position.
For the first few days following surgery, be mindful of how you feel. Any change in your heart rate, dizziness, chest pain or shortness of breath should be acknowledged. Don’t take any aspirin. Adhere to the prescribed medications by Dr. Agullo.
Even if you’re feeling better after a week or two, make sure you follow the doctor’s orders. You should avoid doing any heavy lifting during the first four weeks. Breast augmentation surgery requires adequate healing and to ensure the implants remain in place. Dr. Agullo will be following you closely, often on a weekly basis, to monitor your healing for optimal results.
After a couple of months, you’ll be ready to start shopping for a new bikini! And why not? It’s time to feel good about your breasts and having breast augmentation will give you that boost in confidence and self-esteem that you’ve been longing for.
To schedule your appointment with Dr. Frank Agullo, please call our office at (915) 590-7900 or fill out our online contact form.