In general, recovery from breast enlargement surgery is a relatively trouble-free and easy period of time. Usually, patients will be able to return to normal activity after about 2 to 3 days of the surgery. In some cases however, a longer period may be necessary.
Let’s take a closer look at the recovery period following a breast enlargement procedure, so you know what to expect before you go under the knife.
What Your Doctor Will Recommend
Because of the trauma that the body experiences during general surgery, you will need to give your system 2 to 3 days to repair itself following the procedure.
Remember, your scars and bandages will certainly not be off after three days – so do not even attempt to take them off after this time. Usually, there will be 2 to 3 weeks before the bandages come off and the full effects of the breast enlargement surgery are seen.
This is due to a number of things:
- The body needs to adjust to the new implants.
- The incisions which were made during surgery need to heal.
- Bandages provide support to the area, so that no strain is put on the newly shaped breast.
While some may be tempting to reveal your new look, doing so before being advised to by your doctor could result in adverse effects such as infection, slippage, and other unsightly and long-term effects of the surgery.
Best Rest Is Recommended
In the case of breast enlargement surgery, your recovery period is likely to take place in bed, because of the anatomy which is involved in the procedure.
Obviously, breasts add weight to the chest and back area, meaning that if you are up and walking around during your recovery period, your body is likely suffering from additional strain on those key areas.
Hence, except for obvious trips to the toilet and bathroom, try and remain in bed in a single position for as long as possible, to enhance the healing effects of the body, and to ensure that no long-term damage is done.
Remember, breast enlargement surgery is not a natural thing. The body needs to adjust, and therefore you need to work with your own system to ensure that this happens.
Following the 2 to 3 days in bed, normal activity should be able to be resumed – but again, check with your doctor.