Have you considered undergoing a breast augmentation surgery recently?  

Maybe you want to update your figure with fuller breasts, or perhaps you’re ready to say goodbye to asymmetrical breasts. Whatever the reasons for wanting to undergo this popular surgery, there’s just one thing that’s been holding you back – the recovery time for a breast augmentation procedure.

It’s tough enough to carve out time for the gym, let alone set aside enough time to recover from surgery. How long would you need to take off? And when would you be able to resume your normal routines?

As it turns out, breast augmentation recovery times are faster than ever! The total time to recover from breast augmentation is usually anywhere from 4 to 6 weeks – but that doesn’t mean you need to take that entire time off of work. Here’s a quick outline of what you can expect during your recovery process:

  • Week 1: This first week is the brunt of your recovery period, so you’ll definitely want to take time off of work. Your plastic surgeon will provide you with pain medication to help with the first few days of recovery, as you might be uncomfortable. You’ll need to have someone at home to help you, as you won’t be able to lift anything (this is why it’s recommended that new mothers wait before undergoing breast augmentation).
  • Weeks 2-4: You should be able to return to work during the second week, although that recommendation will depend on what you and your plastic surgeon decide. You’ll need to wear compression garments to help minimize swelling, as well as encourage the implants to stay in place while the body heals. You’ll still be restricted from lifting heavy objects.
  • Week 4: If your recovery period has gone well, your plastic surgeon may recommend that you can resume a normal exercise regimen.
  • Weeks 4-6: You may need extra time to recover from the procedure if the implant was placed underneath the pectoral muscle. Again, you and your plastic surgeon will determine what your personalized recovery plan will look like.

To learn more about what you can expect from breast augmentation recovery, schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rudy Coscia at his new plastic surgery practice in Granite Bay, CA. Dr. Coscia’s practices also serve Coeur d’Alene and the Sacramento metro area.

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