Since breast augmentation is an outpatient procedure, recovery is relatively quick and easy. While each patient heals at their own pace, most find that they can return to their normal activities within 3 weeks. To help with recovery, Dr. Ronald Schuster will give you post-operative instructions to minimize any potential complications.
Before you undergo breast surgery, you should prepare for anything you will need while you recover. Go grocery shopping and do any cleaning ahead of time. Recruit a friend or family member as your caretaker following the procedure. It is also a good idea to prep some nutritious meals so that you don’t have to cook during the first week or so.
Immediately following your breast augmentation procedure, you will need someone to drive you home and assist you for the next 24 hours as your grogginess from the anesthesia wears off. Make sure to stay properly hydrated, eat well, and take any prescribed medications as directed. Following these steps will help your body recover and manage soreness.
During the first 7 days of recovery, avoid any major obligations and take the week off from work. You will experience some swelling and discomfort during this period. To help minimize pain, it is best to rest as much as you can. However, it is also important to walk around a few times every day to improve your blood circulation.
After 3-6 weeks, most patients can go back to their day-to-day routine. Intense exercise including weightlifting, running, and swimming should be safe even if you have to start out slow. At this stage, you will have minimal discomfort or be fully recovered.
Interested in a Breast Augmentation? Call Dr. Schuster Today
If you want to know more about breast augmentation or want to schedule a consultation, call Dr. Schuster at 410-902-9800. He will walk you through the process and create a custom treatment plan that will refine your breast appearance and provide exceptional results. We serve patients living in Baltimore, Towson, Owings Mills, and other nearby communities in Maryland. Virtual consultations are available for out-of-town patients.