“Surgery” is a scary word. It makes you think about weeks of recovery in the hospital, missing your family and friends, and worrying about when the heck you can get back to your life. Luckily, breast implants aren’t the stuff of nightmares. Let’s take a look at some common questions people have about recovering from this type of surgery. We promise it’s not as bad as you think.
Well, it depends; every body is different and unique. Plus, you have to consider whether you want silicone or saline implants, and if you want subglandular (over the muscle) or submuscular (under the muscle) implants.
Don’t worry! When you schedule a consultation we’ll help make these decisions SUPER easy and stress-free.
Seriously though, about how long?
Not as long as you might think. Breast augmentation is an outpatient surgery — meaning it only takes 1 or 2 hours, and you don’t need to sleep at the hospital! That’s right, you’ll be back resting at home before you know it.
And contrary to the myths you may have heard, many women who get breast implants can return to normal activities in just 7–10 days. How’s that for fast?
Let’s be clear, though. Any surgery like this is going to cause some pain and discomfort at first.
Glad you asked.
For starters, you don’t want to lift anything heavy for at least the first week after your surgery. And, by heavy we mean heavier than a jug of milk.
If your job or home life are particularly physical, it’s going to take some adjustments (and definitely a few helping hands) as you begin your recovery.
Dr. Jones will give you a list of light stretching exercises you should follow during your recovery period to ensure that your breast implants cause minimal pain and have maximal recovery.
Here are a few more handy recovery tips to make your life a whole lot easier…
These are just general guidelines. Dr. Jones will tell you EXACTLY what to do and for how long, so don’t sweat it.
Again, everyone is different and there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. However, here’s a rough guide of what to expect.
As you can see, you can usually head back to work and get back to your life after just a week. Feeling 100% often takes a bit longer, but you shouldn’t expect a massive decrease in your quality of life after surgery.
Possible symptoms that may require immediate care include:
These symptoms are rare, but it’s always best to be prepared.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed…
Remember that Dr. Jones is your partner. He is dedicated to working with you to make the best plan based on your body and your desires to make this whole process easy to understand.
A good surgeon only makes sure you look good. But Dr. Jones isn’t just good – he’s the best. He will make sure you look your best, and feel great too.