Breast augmentation is one of the most commonly requested cosmetic procedures for women across the globe. Over the past several decades, the procedure has undergone some tremendous advancements allowing women to achieve their desired contours with minimal pain, side effects, and downtime. With careful planning and aftercare, the recovery process can be quick and easy.
At Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Mark Craig works closely with each of his patients to ensure an optimal outcome based on her individual goals. Although the recovery process is unique to the individual, there is a general rule of thumb when it comes to projected downtime. Today, we’ll go over a few commonly asked questions when it comes to breast augmentation recovery.
When Can I Go Home After Surgery?
Breast augmentation is typically done on an outpatient basis allowing you to go home the same day. However, you’ll likely be groggy post-surgery due to the effects of general anesthesia. You will need a friend or family member to drive you home after your augmentation and stay with you for 24-48 hours.
When Can I Go Back to Work?
In most cases, you’ll be able to return to work and other non-strenuous activities within 5-10 days. Women that have more physically-demanding jobs may need to take more time off or commit to a limited schedule until they are fully healed. Dr. Craig will help determine the best route to take at the time of your augmentation consultation.
How Soon Can I Exercise After A Breast Augmentation?
You can start to slowly incorporate exercise into your daily routine after about week two. It is important to avoid pushing yourself too hard too quickly. Otherwise, you can risk prolonging the recovery process and stretching scars. Dr. Craig advises that you listen to your body and avoid activities that promote blood flow to the upper body for upwards of six weeks or more.
What Can I Do After Surgery to Recover Faster?
The number one thing you can do is follow the recommendations provided by Dr. Craig. He offers in-depth information about caring for your incision sites as well as when and how long you’ll need to wear your support garments. Dr. Craig may also suggest post-surgical massages to the treatment area as well as an individualized scar management plan.
Breast Augmentation in Tupelo, MS
Dr. Craig is a board-certified surgeon who has helped countless women safely and effectively get the natural-looking results they want. At the time of your initial consultation, Dr. Craig will go over every aspect of your upcoming procedure in-depth. He’ll create a customized pre and post-surgical recovery plan to facilitate a speedy recovery based on your individual circumstances.
I went to Dr. Craig for breast augmentation. I was unsure about the size and type of implants that I wanted but Dr. Craig was so informative about EVERYTHING and led me to choose the perfect implants for me! He made me feel like I was his only patient. The entire office staff was also wonderful and always eager to answer all of my questions! I am so pleased with my breast augmentation surgery and will most definitely use Dr. Craig again!
Take the Next Step
Would you like to learn more about Breast Augmentation procedures? Schedule a consultation with board-certified surgeon Dr. Mark Craig at Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Tupelo, MS today. Simply fill out the form on this page or give us a call at (662) 377-6290.
*Individual results may vary.