Breast Augmentation Recovery

Board Certified Plastic Surgeons Serving Denver, Aurora, Littleton, Highlands Ranch, and Nearby Colorado

Posted: November 20, 2019

Woman going to the beach after receiving breast augmentationEvery woman is unique, so every woman recovers differently from breast augmentation surgery. However, you can generally expect to be back to normal after about six weeks. If you follow your specific aftercare instructions, your healing process should be smooth, and you should be able to enjoy the benefits of breast augmentation – increased self-esteem, a better body image, and greater confidence.

At Grossman | Caparo Plastic Surgery, we have decades of experience helping women achieve the bodies of their dreams. Women who demand the best come to see our surgeons. We are committed to providing the highest-quality personalized care and educating our patients about the procedures they undergo. Here’s a general overview of the recovery process following breast augmentation surgery.

Recovery the Day of Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. When you wake up from surgery in our private, elegant suite, you may feel slightly groggy as the anesthesia wears off. For this reason, it’s essential to have someone drive you home after your procedure.

You should also arrange to have someone care for you after you get home the day of your surgery. It’s important to take a break from cooking and looking after your kids for the rest of the day.

On the day of your surgery, you’ll also be fitted with a surgical bra to support your breasts throughout the initial phase of your recovery. It’s critical to wear this until you are instructed to take it off because the support it provides as your implants settle is essential to achieving the best possible outcome.

Recovery the Week After Breast Augmentation

You should take it easy in the days after your surgery. However, as soon as you’re able to begin light walking, you should. This will improve blood flow throughout your body and aid your healing process. During this time, take your pain medicine as prescribed and continue to wear your surgical bra.

After about a week, you’ll likely be able to return to work. If your job involves physical activity, though, you’ll probably need more time off.

Recovery 2-3 Weeks After Breast Augmentation

By this point, any discomfort should have dissipated, and you should be able to ease back into your routine, though you should still avoid strenuous exercises such as running and weightlifting. If you work a physically demanding job, you should be able to return to work by this time.

Our surgeons may clear you to switch from your surgical bra to a sports bra during this period, but you’re still a way out from wearing underwire bras.

Recovery 6 Weeks After Breast Augmentation

Now you should be able to fully resume your routine, including heavy lifting and strenuous exercise. Your swelling should also be significantly diminished. Once your swelling is gone and your incisions are healed, you can move on to one of the most exciting aspects of breast augmentation: buying new bras.

Our surgeons recommend seeing a professional fitter whose expertise can help you find the perfect fit, style, and support for your new body. We also caution against buying bras over the internet at first, even if your preferred retailer is online. It’s best to buy bras you can physically try on until you’re accustomed to your new size.

Schedule Your Denver Breast Augmentation Consultation Today

Women from all over the world have come to Denver to experience the exceptional standard of care that our surgeons provide. When you entrust your body to Grossman | Caparo Plastic Surgery, you’re trusting our extensive experience, impeccable skill, and compassionate bedside manner. We are confident we will deliver the results you desire.

We serve Denver, Aurora, Littleton, Highlands Ranch, and nearby areas of Colorado. Call (303) 320-5566 today to schedule a consultation.