For decades, breast augmentation surgery has been a popular choice for creating fuller, shapelier breasts. While the surgery is generally safe and effective, it is essential to understand what the recovery process involves. We work closely with patients to help them understand the critical steps to promote healing and ensure a successful outcome.
Managing Pain After a Breast Augmentation
After breast augmentation, most patients typically experience a few days of discomfort and soreness. You can apply ice packs or use a heating pad to reduce swelling, relieve soreness, and manage discomfort. It is essential to take any prescribed pain medication as directed. Additionally, eating a healthy diet and staying hydrated can help promote healing and boost energy levels during recovery.
Necessary Supplies for Recovery
Dr. Chiaramonte and the Bella Cosmetic Surgery team are here to help ensure you have the right garments and supplies to aid your recovery. Having a few items on hand before the procedure is also helpful in making the recovery process more comfortable. This may include extra pillows to elevate the head and reduce swelling and loose-fitting clothing that is easy to put on and remove. Patients should also wear a special surgical bra to provide support and comfort during healing.
Time to Rest and Heal
You must also give yourself the necessary time and space to heal fully. Be prepared to take time off from work or other obligations. We always recommend having someone to help during the recovery phase, such as a family member or trusted friend. It is also essential to avoid lifting heavy objects, partaking in strenuous exercise, or any activity that may put a strain on the chest muscles for several weeks following surgery.
While it is a cosmetic procedure, it is also important to remember that breast augmentation is a major procedure. Your body will need adequate time to rest, recover and heal. Dr. Chiaramonte will discuss the process with you during your consultation and answer any questions. Book your appointment today by calling our Oxon Hill, MD, office at 301-567-6767 or visit our website at bellacosmeticsurgery.com. Our team of certified providers can’t wait to help you look and feel your best!