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Recovering from Breast Augmentation: A Day-to-Day Guide

If you have been yearning for breasts that are fuller, shapelier, and more proportionate, a breast augmentation procedure could be the answer to your dreams. Yet, you may feel apprehensive about the recovery phase. Our team is eager to assist you by providing valuable insights into the breast augmentation recovery process, enabling you to prepare… Continue reading Recovering from Breast Augmentation: A Day-to-Day Guide

Mrs Carla M Babicki  |  RGN

Last Updated On: July 12, 2024 | Published On: March 11, 2023

If you have been yearning for breasts that are fuller, shapelier, and more proportionate, a breast augmentation procedure could be the answer to your dreams. Yet, you may feel apprehensive about the recovery phase. Our team is eager to assist you by providing valuable insights into the breast augmentation recovery process, enabling you to prepare better for what lies ahead.

Looking Forward to a Beautiful Transformation: What to Expect After Breast Augmentation Surgery

Although each person’s breast augmentation recovery experience may vary, there are some general milestones that one can expect to encounter. Keep reading to discover what a typical recovery journey may entail.

The Day of the Procedure

After your breast augmentation procedure, it’s normal to feel a bit groggy from the anesthesia when you return home. It’s essential to rest as needed on that day, but you should also take short walks every few hours to promote blood circulation.

During the first two weeks, you’ll be required to wear a surgical bra continuously. Pain and discomfort are expected during the first few days, so it’s crucial to have access to your pain medication. To alleviate swelling, bruising, and discomfort, applying lightweight ice packs to your chest may help.

Days 2 to 4

Days 5 to 13

Day 14

Day 30

Day 60

Will I have scarring after breast augmentation

Will I Have Scarring After Breast Augmentation?

While some scarring is unavoidable after breast augmentation surgery, there are ways to minimize its appearance. Generally, the placement of your incision will determine the location of your breast implant scar. An inframammary incision is made along the natural crease under your breast, resulting in a scar that is easily concealed by clothing. By working closely with your plastic surgeon, you can choose an incision location that will help reduce the visibility of scarring and achieve the most natural-looking results possible. With proper post-operative care, patience, and a positive mindset, you can enjoy the full benefits of your breast augmentation procedure with minimal scarring.

For more on how your choice of incision impacts your breast augmentation scar, check out this blog by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

For more information on how the placement of your incision can impact scarring after breast augmentation surgery, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons has an informative blog on the topic. Their blog explores the various types of incisions commonly used in breast augmentation surgery and how they impact scarring. They also provide helpful tips on how to minimize scarring after surgery, such as properly caring for incisions and following post-operative care instructions. By educating yourself on the various aspects of breast augmentation surgery, you can make informed decisions and achieve the best possible results. So, be sure to check out this helpful resource to learn more about breast augmentation scarring and how to minimize its appearance.

In addition to choosing the right incision location, there are other strategies you can use to minimize scarring after your breast augmentation surgery. These include:

  • Protecting your incision from sun exposure: Exposing your scar to the sun can cause it to darken and become more noticeable. Be sure to protect your scar by wearing clothing that covers the area or using sunscreen with a high SPF.
  • Using silicone scar creams and strips: Silicone products have been shown to effectively reduce the appearance of scars. You can use silicone scar creams and strips to help minimize scarring after your surgery.
  • Practicing diligent skin care: Keeping your incision clean and moisturized can help promote healing and minimize scarring. Be sure to follow your surgeon‚Äôs post-operative care instructions carefully.
  • Eating a balanced diet with plenty of liquids: Eating a nutritious diet and staying hydrated can help your body heal more quickly and reduce the appearance of scarring.

By following these strategies and maintaining a healthy lifestyle before and after your breast augmentation surgery, you can help promote healing, accelerate the recovery process, and minimize scarring for the best possible results.

Final Thoughts!

Although breast augmentation recovery can be a challenging experience, with a supportive team behind you, you can navigate it like a pro! At our practice, we take pride in helping women achieve their desired breast size and shape, as evidenced by the amazing before and after photos of our satisfied clients. If you’re looking to enhance your breasts and boost your self-confidence, we invite you to request a consultation or call Manchester Private Hospital at 0161 507 8822 to schedule an appointment. Our team is here to support you throughout your breast augmentation journey and help you achieve your dream body.

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