How Long Does It Take To Recover from Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation is a procedure that uses breast implants or fat to increase the size of your breasts or restore breast volume that has been lost after weight reduction or pregnancy. You may be a good candidate for breast augmentation if:
- You are physically healthy
- You have realistic expectations
- You believe that your breasts are too small
- You are dissatisfied with your breasts losing shape and volume after pregnancy, weight loss, or with aging
- Your breasts are asymmetrical
Surgery is performed under general anesthesia and usually takes a couple of hours. Following surgery you will be closely monitored and either spend the night or be permitted to go home after a few hours, depending on your doctor and your situation.
Before going home, you will be given detailed instructions on how to care for your breasts following surgery. Any necessary medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the risk of infection will be provided or prescribed.
You may be instructed to wear a support bra around the clock for the first week or two. It will be important to cleanse the incision sites and apply ointment as directed.
With breast augmentation, it is important to follow your doctor’s instructions very carefully. Many patients take a week or two off of work following surgery. Most patients can resume normal activities in 2-6 weeks.