How to recover from breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation has been one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries for years. Before surgeries, however, learning what to expect after surgery can help you to better prepare for what’s to come. We also tend to underestimate the recovery time and want to get back to our normal routine as soon as possible. From professional athletes to regular people who just “pulled a hammy” vacuuming on a sunny Saturday, we all tend to cut corners when it comes to recovery. When we do that, we might compromise the whole experience. So, do we want to compromise that?

Many women have reported that breast augmentation gives them higher levels of self-confidence and happiness following breast enhancement procedures and also report being extremely happy with the results of their surgeries. If we have the right set of expectations before the surgery and the recovery, we have done everything in our power to make this the life-altering experience.

How long does it take to fully recover from the surgery?

Most surgeons agree that a full recovery can take six weeks on average. Women themselves feel perfectly fine after about a week. Your surgeon will be able to assess your overall health status before the surgery and give you a more specific timeline prior to the procedure.

Although I must say that every woman’s body is unique and the adaptation to the new situation is very individual and the six weeks is not carved in stone.

Recovery stages.


Immediately after the surgery, you will feel groggy and sore. Some say it kind of feel like having a hangover, but this feeling should wear off in a couple of hours. It’s best that you have a family member or an alternative boobie-buddy to take you home and stay overnight.

The first seven days.

The first 3 to 5 days are the most uncomfortable and you might think why the hell did you go through with this? You will most probably be prescribed with pain medication to ease your comfort in the first 72 hours. Most women can manage to get through the discomfort with those painkillers and return to a desk job after a week.

The next few weeks.

After the first week, patients are encouraged to slowly ease back into light exercise and a normal routine. By this point, the discomfort should be pretty minimal. Any heavy lifting and rigorous training are not advised until you are fully recovered. If you have an intensive and very active job, then you are recommended to remain out of work for at least 3 weeks.

Full recovery.

During your post-operation follow-up meeting with your surgeon, you will be assessed how far along your healing process is and how you’ve progressed. After 2 months, most patients are fully cleared to resume all normal activities. It’s absolutely vital to follow your surgeon’s recovery instructions like a doctor so that your new implants heal properly and there’s minimal to no chance for any complications.

Enjoy your new figure!

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