Getting breast augmentation is an exciting step in your life, but waiting for your results to develop can feel unnerving. Your breast implant surgery, however, is not the final step in creating your ideal results. There are actually ways you can encourage better breast augmentation results during the recovery process so you get the most out of your breast implants.
Massaging your breasts on a daily basis after opens in a new windowgetting breast augmentation helps encourage your tissue, muscles and skin to slowly accommodate your new implants. This is a process called implant settling, and helps create the most natural looking results. Ask your surgeon for tips on how to massage your breasts to most effectively aid the healing process.
Your breasts are now larger than you’re used to, and that also means they’re heavier. Make sure that you provide your new breasts with proper support so they aren’t shifting toward the ground. You’ll likely want to stick to a supportive sports bra as you recover, which also has the benefit of being more comfortable than most traditional bras. If your surgeon recommends a special post-surgical bra instead, be sure to follow all post-operative instructions regarding garment use as your breasts heal.
Get Enough Rest
Resting up during the healing process may seem like more of a psychological tip than a factor in developing the best augmentation results, but your body needs rest after undergoing surgery to maintain optimal comfort levels and minimize swelling. Avoiding unnecessary movements also decreases any risk of irritation of the incision sites and bleeding. Be sure to spend lots of time off your feet for the first week of recovery so your body has time to heal.
Dr. Joseph J. Castellano is a native Floridian who grew up in the Tampa Bay area. During medical school and his 5 years of training in General Surgery, Dr. Castellano developed a strong interest in Cosmetic Surgery. He followed his residency training with an elective year of specialized training with the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. From 2010-2011, he completed a fellowship in Indiana focused entirely of cosmetic surgery of the face and body. During his fellowship, he received specialized training in facial rejuvenation, breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, and body contouring. Dr. Castellano received his board certification from the American College of Surgeons in 2010.
Dr. Castellano focuses on breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, liposuction, facelift, and eyelid rejuvenation. Additionally, he operates on numerous skin cancers, scar revisions, spider veins, and specializes in the management of aging skin with chemical peels and laser resurfacing.
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