When thinking about breast augmentation, you may be concerned about the long-term results of your breast implants, rather than simply focusing on the short-term improved appearance. You’ll have your breast implants for a long time to come, so it’s wise to consider all options before you proceed. Of course, if you’re planning a breast augmentation, there are some simple yet effective ways to maintain great results.
1. Relax during Recovery
One of the key factors in achieving great long-term breast augmentation results is following your board-certified plastic surgeon’s post-surgical instructions. The simplest of these is one of the most effective and also one of the most difficult to follow. Take a few days off work and avoid heavy lifting for 4 to 6 weeks to allow your body to heal.
2. Wear the Correct Bra
The soft supportive bra your plastic surgeon will advise you to wear after breast augmentation won’t be the prettiest you’ve ever worn, but it may be the most effective. To do what you can to ensure excellent long-term results, wear this bra for the first month as it will allow your breast implants to settle into the desired shape. During the first few months after breast augmentation, avoid underwire bras at all costs.
During the first few months after breast augmentation, avoid underwire bras at all costs.
3. Massage Regularly
As well as avoiding strenuous exercise and lifting, you can aid your breast augmentation recovery by massaging regularly. Your board-certified plastic surgeon may also advise a more tailored routine.
Dr. Sugene Kim is double board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and by the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Kim is also a diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery.