Breast augmentation has long been a popular procedure for many women. As technology and medicine keep evolving, plastic surgeons are continually improving their methods for breast augmentation. Innovative surgical methods and advances in implant technology coupled with a smooth recovery can help you to enjoy long-lasting results from your breast augmentation. Let’s explore several ways to optimize your breast augmentation recovery.
1. A Peaceful Space at Home to Rest
For the first few days after surgery, your body will still be in recovery mode. During this time, you may not be able to take care of yourself like you normally could, let alone take care of others. That’s why it’s important to make sure that you have a peaceful, quiet space at home to rest during this time.
If you have children, it may be a good idea to find someone to watch them for the first day or two of your recovery. Prepare in advance for an easier breast augmentation recovery by doing things like cooking nutritious meals, stocking the fridge and cleaning the house.
2. Physical and Emotional Support
Having someone around to help can be a key part of an optimal breast augmentation recovery. It can be helpful to have someone to assist with meals, housework or childcare. In addition to physical support, having the emotional support of a loved one that you can lean on during this time is important.
3. Proper Nutrition and Hydration
During the recovery period, your body is using a lot of energy to actively heal itself. To promote healing, it’s critical that you provide your body with the proper fuel. Foods rich in fiber, protein, and whole grains can help support your recovery. It’s best to avoid foods that are high in sugar and fats, as these can be difficult for your recovering body to process.
In addition to a healthy diet, make sure to stay hydrated to keep your body running smoothly. This includes drinking lots of water and avoiding alcohol and foods that are high in sodium.
4. Realistic Expectations and Patience
The recovery following breast augmentation surgery can be a challenging time, which is why it’s important to have a good mental attitude during this period. Understand that it can take months after the surgery to see the final results, so try not to dwell on examining your body immediately post-surgery. Have trust in yourself that you came up with a good plan for your breast augmentation, and that your plastic surgeon skillfully executed the plan.
5. An Open Line of Communication with Your Plastic Surgeon
Just as communication with your plastic surgeon is a vital part of planning for the surgery, keeping an open line of communication with them post-surgery is important as well. Your plastic surgeon can give you guidelines on how to approach your recovery, and have them available to you can keep your mind at ease throughout the duration of your recovery.
By investing the same effort into your recovery period as you did in the planning stages of the surgery, you can increase your chances of obtaining the best results from your breast augmentation, and emerge feeling happier and more confident in your enhanced figure.
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.