Like any surgical procedure, a breast augmentation comes with some recovery time. It’s normal to feel nervous or even scared for your recovery period, but knowing what you can expect and how to prepare can help you feel more comfortable on your procedure day! Don’t let the fear of recovery stop you from getting the life-long enhancement you need to look and feel confident. Keep reading to find out how you can ensure a successful recovery.
Many women fear the pain and discomfort of recovery more than anything else. It’s true that you can expect some degree of discomfort, but it isn’t anything unmanageable! Your surgeon can prescribe you with pain medication, which you should have filled and ready before your procedure day. You might only need this for the first day of recovery and can switch to an over-the-counter pain reliver after that. Ice packs and wearing your support bra can also minimize swelling and discomfort.
You shouldn’t go into your breast augmentation alone. Make sure you plan to have someone there to drive you home from your procedure and stay with you for at least the first few days. You will be able to get up and be walking as soon as the next day, but you will have some movement restrictions that you need to take seriously to ensure proper healing. Having someone there to help you, especially if you have small children to care for, will make your recovery go a lot smoother!
Get Plenty of Rest
The most important part of your recovery is to rest. Your body needs time to heal itself and moving around too much can strain your incision sites. You might be eager to get up and get back to your regular routine, but you need to be patient with your healing process. You should plan for at least a week off work so you can rest at home.
Your plastic surgeon in Dallas will be there for you every step of the way and can go over your recovery process in more detail at your consultation. To schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Azouz, contact our office today!