Following breast augmentation you will be placed in a special surgical bra provided by our office. Upon returning home, it is important to stay out of bed as much as possible and keep yourself moving. Do not do anything strenuous, but walking around is great for recovery. It is also very important to take deep breaths to expand your lungs after surgery. The stitches are usually dissolvable, so you will not have to return for suture removal. Many patients may return to non-strenuous work after a long weekend, and most will return to work within 1 week.
At Park Plaza Plastic Surgery, we offer the following options for breast augmentation:
If you’re interested in breast augmentation in any way, please contact our Manhattan plastic surgeon at Park Plaza Plastic Surgery by calling (212) 750-9494.
What to Expect After Breast Augmentation Surgery
Postoperative pain usually subsides after the first 24-48 hours after the breast skin envelope adjusts to the pressure of the implant.
Exercise may be started after 2 weeks. This may include lower legs, biking, swimming and gentle jogging or stair stepping machines. Pectoral muscles exercises may be started after 4-6 weeks, but it is important to note that there are individual variations in the healing process and, ultimately, your surgeon will guide you along the way.
Swelling will begin to subside within the first week, but its full resolution takes several months (most of which is not visible). Your breasts will continue to change; initially they may appear to be a bit high and somewhat firm. After approximately 6 weeks, you will get a fairly good picture of what your breasts will look like. Please bear in mind that healing takes about 1 year, so your breasts may experience changes up to 1 year.