Breast Implant Post-Operative Expectations and Care

Published on August 21, 2009 by Brian Joseph

New breast implants will continue to heal in the days, weeks and months following surgery. Not surprisingly, the first few days after surgery are the most uncomfortable and require carefully following the breast implant recovery recommendations and instructions provided by Dr. Joseph for the best results.

It is absolutely imperative that the patient has a friend or family member to drive her home after breast surgery and remain at the home for 24-48 hours to help with all daily tasks, including:

  • Meal preparation
  • Medication administering
  • Driving
  • Mental support

Physical Discomforts Following Surgery

Breast enlargement patients can expect the breasts to be sore and swollen the first few days and possibly weeks after surgery. Ice packs, pain medications and support bras will help alleviate these discomforts. Drinking sufficient water, eating regular meals, and getting good sleep will also aid in recovery.

While not an actual physical discomfort, post-surgery scarring may cause some concern to the patient. Scars are inevitable, but they will fade over time.

Consult the Surgeon

It is better to err on the side of caution before undertaking any of the following activities:

  • Taking medications
  • Smoking
  • Drinking alcoholic beverages
  • Playing sports
  • Straining/lifting

The staff at Park Avenue Plastic Surgery is committed to helping patients recover from breast augmentation surgery as quickly and safely as possible. For your free consultation, please contact Florida breast surgeon Dr. Joseph today.

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