While breast augmentation patients often await their final results eagerly, the recovery process can be a less enjoyable experience. However, your recovery is a crucial part of undergoing breast augmentation, and with these three tips, recovery doesn’t need to be as uncomfortable as you might imagine.
1. Rest Up
One of the most critical aspects of any type of recovery is rest. After your body experiences trauma, such as surgery, you need as much rest as you can get so that your body can devote its energy to its natural healing processes. A great way to make sure that you get enough rest is to have a friend or family member prepare meals for you, help out around the house, and run errands for the first week or so.
2. Use Ice Packs
Ice packs can help reduce swelling and discomfort, so it’s a good idea to stock up on ice packs before surgery and have them ready to go by the time you get home. You can even wear a comfortable sports bra or post-surgical bra with ice packs or bags of frozen peas stuffed into each side to make a special recovery ice bra. That way, you can still sit up or move around the house as you ice your new breasts.
3. Follow Your Surgeon’s Post-Operative Instructions
Your surgeon will provide you with detailed post-operative care instructions and it’s important that you follow them. Remember that your breast augmentation surgeon has the best advice on how to enjoy the most comfortable recovery. If you feel unsure about whether you can engage in any activity, don’t hesitate to contact your surgeon and ask.
Dr. Scot Martin concentrates on breast enhancement and body contouring at his practice in Las Cruces, New Mexico. A nationally recognized plastic surgeon, Dr. Martin is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
He looks forward to meeting you and helping you become the best version of yourself possible.