What to expect after breast augmentation surgery

How long does it take to recover from breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation is one of the world’s most popular cosmetic surgery procedures. Techniques are being constantly refined in order to allow women to undergo surgery, recover, and resume their daily routines in the shortest timeframe possible. While the surgery and its results are the common factors considered among those considering surgery, it is important to understand that recovery is a relatively brief, but crucial step in achieving the maximum results.

It is extremely important to budget for time you can spend away from work and other obligations, healing in a calm and relaxing environment and avoiding physical strain. Meanwhile, patients should understand they will not have to spend their recovery lying in bed for a week; rather, they just have to take care to keep physical activity minimised.

As with any surgical procedure, patients who undergo breast augmentation can expect some soreness and tenderness in the days following surgery, but this can be controlled with medication.

Do I need to wear a bra after breast augmentation?

A post-operative bra is given to patients to wear for the first six weeks. This surgical garment supports the breasts and promotes proper healing. It is recommended that patients refrain from driving for at least two weeks after undergoing breast augmentation surgery and avoid partaking in rigorous exercise for at least six weeks.

Risks of breast augmentation

Modern breast enlargement surgery is safe. There is, however, no such thing as risk-free surgery. The important thing is to understand all of the potential risks and take the appropriate steps in order to avoid them.

Any surgical procedure carries some risk of infection, severe bruising, or reaction to anaesthesia. In the case of breast augmentation surgery, there is also the possibility of complications related to the breast implant, such as rupture, rippling, or capsular contracture.

To discuss the risks and complications further during a consultation at Gold Coast Plastic Surgery please contact us