What Is the Breast Augmentation Recovery Process?

Cropped,Shot,Of,Young,Fit,Woman,Wrapped,In,Elastic,Bandage Dr. Jessica Belz has the expertise to enhance the shape and size of your breasts, creating a more balanced and harmonious appearance. If you’re looking to enhance your curves or simply get a “boost,” you might consider adjusting breast size to achieve a more balanced and shapely appearance. After undergoing breast augmentation, it typically takes around two weeks to resume most of your preferred activities. However, complete healing may require up to 60 days. While the entire process starts with an initial consultation, the 60-day recovery schedule commences on the day of surgery.

Overview of the Breast Augmentation Recovery Process

A breast enlargement procedure is typically conducted on an outpatient basis, with the patient under general anesthesia—this would mean that you may be able to return home on the same day as the procedure. Initial recovery time is between 3 to 5 days; however, total recovery can take at least 4 to 6 weeks. You may experience feelings of nausea, fatigue, and sensitivity. After the procedure, you will be prescribed pain medication and will need to wear a specialized post-surgery bra during the recovery period.

After your surgery, we kindly request your presence for a follow-up appointment with Dr. Belz. During this visit, we will carefully remove your bandages. You’ll have the opportunity to view your new breasts for the first time. 

Days 3 Through 7

By the third day, most of the discomfort will have subsided, although you may still experience some residual sensations. It is important to ensure that you are not under the influence of any prescription pain medication before getting behind the wheel. It is also important at this time to incorporate some light daily activities into your routine, such as taking leisurely walks.

Days 7 Through 14

On the seventh day, you should be able to resume various activities, such as going back to work and doing light household chores. You may still experience some discomfort in your arms and find it challenging to lift them. Nevertheless, we can provide you with a set of exercises that will assist in expanding your range of motion, enabling you to effortlessly raise your arms above your head. After two weeks, it is typically safe to resume lower body exercises at the gym.

Four to Six Weeks After Breast Augmentation

Once you reach the fourth week, you’ll be able to participate in a wide range of activities, including some arm exercises. It is advisable to wait until the six-week mark before engaging in running or more strenuous exercises.

60 Days After Breast Augmentation Surgery

Although you are still in the process of healing, you are now at a point where you may be able to confidently showcase your progress with unlikely limitations on your activities. However, each person’s healing time is different. 

For the most accurate guidance on recovering from breast augmentation, you may reach out directly to Dr. Belz.

Answer Questions About Breast Augmentation in San Antonio, TX

The plastic surgery practice of Dr. Jessica Belz serves San Antonio and the surrounding areas in Texas. To find out more about breast augmentation, schedule a consultation today by calling (210) 497-7100.

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