After having a breast augmentation, the recovery process is pretty straightforward. While it may be 3 months or so before your breasts are fully healed, you can probably return to most activities within a few weeks. To help make recovery a little easier, Dr. Doug Cusick will provide you with detailed post-operative instructions.
Immediately following your breast surgery, you will feel groggy and sore. Ask a friend or family member to drive you home after your procedure. Within 24-48 hours, your anesthesia should completely wear off. During the first two weeks of recovery, make sure to eat nutritious meals, stay hydrated, and take prescribed medications as directed.
Within 7-10 days, your gauze dressings and stitches will be removed. You may also be given a surgical bra to wear until your soreness subsides. At this point, you may be able to return to work depending on the amount of physical activity required at your job.
For 2-3 weeks, you may have a burning sensation in your nipples, bruising, and swelling in the breasts. As a result, your breasts will be sensitive to most physical contact or movement. After 4 weeks, these symptoms should gradually disappear. At this stage, you may be able to return to moderate or intense physical activity. The scars from your breast augmentation will be pink and firm for about six weeks. They will fade and flatten within a year, but they most likely won’t disappear completely.
Even after you recover from breast augmentation surgery, it is important to follow-up with Dr. Cusick. He will make sure your breast implants are functioning as intended and that you are satisfied with your results.
Have Questions About Breast Augmentation? Call Dr. Cusick to Schedule a Consultation
If you are interested in breast augmentation or want to know more about the recovery process, call Dr. Cusick today at 913-661-0202 to setup an appointment. Dr. Cusick can create a customized treatment plan that will boost your confidence and leave you feeling beautiful. We provide cosmetic services to patients living in Kansas City, Leawood, and surrounding Kansas communities.