Breast Augmentation Recovery
You will be monitored for a little while to ensure you don’t have any negative reactions. Since breast augmentation is an outpatient procedure, once you are released, you will be able to return home, however, we strongly encourage you to have a friend or relative available to give you a ride; you should also consider having an adult caretaker available to help you with basic tasks for the first few days at least.
Your recovery from breast augmentation should be mostly painless, however, you may experience swelling, bruising, pain, and general discomfort during the early stages of your recovery. You should continue to wear a surgical bra that provides support and protection during the initial part of your recovery. Dr. Golger can prescribe you some temporary pain medications to help manage any pain or discomfort.
Most patients tend to take about a week off of work or school to allow their bodies to heal. It will take the healing process of around two to three weeks before normal activities can be resumed. Heavy lifting and other strenuous activities will need to be avoided for around four to six weeks.
You should expect it to take between six and eight weeks for the swelling to subside and your full results to appear. There may be a feeling of stiffness in the area, and the breasts may feel sensitive for a short time during the initial recovery, but these issues should not be a concern. If you do experience anything concerning, be sure to schedule an appointment with your doctor.