One of the most common concerns Dr. Meade is asked about during breast implantopens WORD file consultations is what to expect during the recovery process. Just as your breast augmentation will be tailored to suit your individual needs, recovery after breast implants varies from woman to woman. However, there are some general guidelines you can follow to make the process easier… and who wouldn’t want that?
Sit Back and Relax
Relaxing, taking it easy and giving your body time to recover are all essential after breast augmentation. Dr. Meade will provide you with post-surgical instructions, one of which involves total rest for 4 days and minimal exertion for around 10 to 14 days. It can go against your instincts, but it really is important to do nothing for a bit and allow yourself to heal.
After the first few days, gentle exercise such as walking can help recovery.
Avoid Heavy Lifting
As well as the rest period immediately after breast implant surgery, an essential rule Dr. Meade shares with everyone is not to lift anything heavier than around 5lbs, particularly above your head, for at least 4 to 6 weeks. This includes lifting children, so you may need to make sure you have some extra help available at all times during your recovery.
If you’ve been planning your breast implants for a while, you’re sure to feel a little impatient when it comes to seeing the results. There’s no way to speed through the recovery stages after breast implantsopens WORD file – you need to wait for any swelling and bruising to clear, as well as wait for implants to settle, before you’ll see your final outcome. Patience, relaxation and following Dr. Meade’s post-surgical instructions are key to results you’re happy with. Never risk your results and your health by ignoring your board-certified plastic surgeon’s breast augmentation recovery advice.
A board-certified plastic surgeon with a wealth of experience, Dr. Meade’s enthusiasm for cosmetic surgery is immediately clear when you first meet him. He puts patients at ease with his warm smile, vast knowledge and individualized attention to detail.
He is dedicated to staying current on the very latest techniques and procedures available in the field of cosmetic surgery. In conversation with Dr. Meade, you clearly can see that cosmetic surgery is more than just his career, but his passion.