20 Tips for Breast Implants Recovery

Breast Implants Recovery

Preparing for your breast implants recovery process? You’re in the right place.

As you approach your breast augmentation surgery date, it’s normal to start getting a bit nervous about the recovery period to follow. After all, breast surgery is a major surgery that requires a substantial recovery time.

Fortunately, the more you know about how to navigate a smooth recovery process, the better your recovery will go and the faster you can return to normal activities and start enjoying your results.

Up ahead, we’ve created a list of key tips for ensuring a comfortable and successful breast implants recovery.

Top Tips for Your Breast Implants Recovery Process

Tip 1: Remember that rest is key.

Ensure you get plenty of rest during your breast implants recovery. Your body needs time to heal, so take it easy, and don’t plan any big activities, events, or large get-togethers.

Tip 2: Follow your post-op instructions carefully.

Listen to Dr. Mohan’s post-operative instructions, and follow these guidelines closely. This includes keeping track of pain medication schedules, dressing changes, and activity restrictions.

Tip 3: Stay hydrated.

Drink enough water to stay hydrated. Proper hydration supports healing and minimizes complications.

Tip 4: Elevate your upper body.

After your breast augmentation procedure, you will be required to sleep a special way: with your upper body elevated and laying on your back. Most patients use pillows or a wedge. Do this whenever sleeping or resting to reduce swelling.

Tip 5: Wear a supportive bra.

Invest in a supportive post-surgery bra that provides comfort and proper support to your newly augmented breasts. Dr. Mohan can recommend the best bras after breast augmentation.

Tip 6: Use gentle massage as directed.

Follow Dr. Mohan’s recommendations for gentle breast massage during your breast implant recovery. This can prevent the breast tissue surrounding your implants from hardening, keeping scar tissue at bay and also preventing capsular contracture.

Tip 7: Nutrition matters.

Consume a balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals to promote healing and boost your immune system. Protein is another essential macronutrient to make sure you are getting enough of each day.

Tip 8: Avoid tobacco and alcohol.

Smoking and alcohol can hinder the healing process, so it’s best to avoid them during your recovery.

Tip 9: Manage pain.

Dr. Mohan may prescribe pain medication to reduce your discomfort. Be sure to take these medications as directed in the first week of your recovery. In the following weeks after surgery, monitor your pain and try to transition to over-the-counter pain medications (if needed) when you can.

Tip 10: Wear your compression garments.

You will likely need to wear compression garments to reduce swelling and aid in the healing process. Be sure to wear these as directed.

Tip 11: Plan for assistance.

Because you won’t be able to engage in any strenuous activity or heavy lifting of groceries or small children, you’ll want to arrange for someone to help you with daily tasks.

Tip 12: Avoid strenuous physical activity.

Engage in light, low-impact activities like short walks to improve circulation without overexerting yourself. You can resume normal activities after a few weeks, when Dr. Mohan clears you.

Keep in mind that if you have a physically demanding job, you may need to wait additional time to return to work as well. Also, if you underwent additional procedures such as liposuction or a tummy tuck (mommy makeover surgery), this may lengthen the time you must avoid strenuous activities as well.

Tip 13: Attend all follow-up appointments.

Recovery Time For Breast ImplantsAttend every follow up appointment with your surgeon to ensure everything is healing as expected.

At various appointments along your breast augmentation recovery timeline, Dr. Mohan will monitor your incision sites and blood pressure, remove your bandages and surgical tape, evaluate your breast size and what post surgical bra or support bra you should be wearing, clear you for more strenuous exercise, and complete other important milestones.

Tip 14: Don’t forget about scar care.

Make sure to follow scar care instructions diligently to minimize scarring. This may include using silicone gels or creams and will certainly include avoiding straining your incision sites.

Tip 15: Avoid sun exposure.

Speaking of scar care, protecting your breast implant incision sites from the sun will help prevent discoloration and poor scarring.

Tip 16: Care for your emotional well-being.

Take care of your mental health during your recovery. It’s normal to have mixed emotions during this time, so reach out to friends or family — or get professional help — if you need it.

Tip 17: Have patience.

Remember that full recovery takes time. Be patient with your body’s natural healing process.

Tip 18: Monitor yourself for complications.

Keep an eye out for any signs of infection, excessive swelling, or other unusual symptoms, and contact your surgeon if you have any concerns at all.

Tip 19. Be open with your surgeon.

Don’t hesitate to communicate any concerns or questions with Dr. Mohan. He and his team are here to support you.

Tip 20: Maintain a positive mindset.

Try your best to maintain a positive attitude throughout your breast implants recovery. It can make a significant difference in your overall experience — and your results!

FAQ: Breast Augmentation Recovery

How long is recovery from breast implants?

The average recovery time for breast implants surgery is around three to four weeks or longer. After this, you may still have symptoms such as swelling, but you should be back at work and returning to normal activities.

It can take up to six months or longer to see your full results. Remember that recovery times will vary from person to person.

What are the stages of the average breast implants recovery timeline?

During your breast implants recovery process, you’ll typically go through an immediate post-op care period (in the recovery room after surgery), an initial healing phase (1-2 weeks), and a long-term healing phase (6-8 weeks).

How long is the breast lift with implants recovery process?

The recovery time for a breast lift with implants is similar to traditional breast augmentation, however, it may be a bit longer. Also, keep in mind that breast lift scars tend to be more substantial (larger) than breast augmentation scars, so more time should be devoted to scar care.

Set Up Your Breast Surgery Consultation Appointment

Breast Implants Recovery TimelineHave you scheduled your breast augmentation consultation appointment yet?

At your appointment, you’ll meet with Dr. Mohan to discuss the types of breast implants available, the cost of breast implants, and more about planning for your recovery.

Get ready to embrace the new you — call today to set up your appointment with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Raja Mohan.



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