Have you dreamed of bigger, perkier breasts for years? Thanks to breast augmentation, your bikini dreams could soon be a reality. All that stands between you and your ideal breasts is surgery and recovery.
We’re sure you’re excited about an upcoming surgery, but you may be a little nervous too. What will happen after surgery? What’s recovery like? This aftercare guide will help you prepare for your breast implant surgery and recovery.
What’s Recovery Like After Breast Implant Surgery?
Recovery after breast augmentation happens quickly. You’ll be down for a few days, but with each passing day, you’ll feel a little better and can complete more daily tasks. Plan on missing one to two weeks from work. Avoid arm and chest exercises for at least four to six weeks.
Most of our patients go home the day of their surgery. No overnight hospital stay is needed. You’ll need someone to bring you to surgery and pick you up and take you home when you’re done. We recommend having a responsible and helpful adult at home for the first couple of days, just in case you need a little help.
How will you feel after your surgery? Most of our patients report feeling tired and needing extra rest for the first few days. You may feel tightness or tenderness in the breast area. Pain medications, both over-the-counter and prescription options, can help you to rest comfortably as you recover.
Preparing for Breast Augmentation Recovery: 5 Things to Do Now
With a little prep, you can have an easier and more enjoyable recovery experience. Try these simple preparations to make sure you’re ready for your upcoming surgery.
- Fill Your Prescriptions – You may receive prescriptions for antibiotics or pain medications before your surgery. Fill these as soon as you get them and have the medications on hand and ready to take at home. You’ll also want to stock up on bandages, gauze, and over the counter pain medications like Tylenol.
- Gather Essentials – There are a few things you’ll want to have ready for your breast implant recovery. At first, you’ll be very tender and may have trouble fully lifting your arms. Button-up tops are easier to put on and take off than over the head shirts. We also recommend lots of pillows to help you find the perfect position for a good night’s sleep. Bottles with a straw may be easier to drink out of initially.
- Have Easy Foods on Hand – You’re not going to be up for cooking right after surgery. We recommend stocking the fridge with a few easy-to-eat options. Remember, your stomach may be a little sensitive after anesthesia, so have some mild foods like bananas, crackers, ginger ale, and applesauce available.
- Change Your Sheets – Clean sheets make a midday nap so much more enjoyable. Imagine how good they’ll feel when you’re recovering from breast surgery. We recommend changing your sheets before you come in for surgery and washing enough to last several weeks after surgery.
- Find Entertainment – Recovery is the perfect time to binge on your favorite new TV show. Find movies, shows, and other activities to keep you occupied while you rest in bed.
Recovery after breast augmentation is best when you partner with the right team of certified experts. We’re here if you need us. Call us at (205) 408-9787 to schedule your breast implant consultation at Reveal Beauty today.