The recovery following breast augmentation surgery is typically an area of great concern for patients, but knowing what to expect can help you feel more relaxed before and after your procedure.

To help ensure that your breast augmentation recovery period is as comfortable and smooth as possible, your surgeon should perform the surgery in a surgery center approved by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. This will allow for proper care during and following the procedure from a trained medical staff, as well as an opportunity to speak with your surgeon or doctor if you have any immediate concerns. In a well-equipped facility, you can be monitored for signs of infection and other threats to your health, and if any complications occur, medical intervention can be performed.

Most individuals are released from the surgery center the same day, and it is highly recommended that you have someone take you home and stay with you for the first 24 hours following your procedure. During this stage in your breast augmentation recovery, you should get plenty of rest.  Any activity that involves lifting, bending or straining should be avoided. The initial days following a breast augmentation surgery are usually the most difficult. Pain and discomfort can be managed with medication and icepacks, and patients can return to work in 4 to 5 days. You can expect your breasts to feel swollen for up to three months, and you shouldn’t resume exercise or other strenuous activities until at least a month after your surgery, because this may cause more pain and further delay your breast augmentation recovery.

A smooth and quick recovery depends on both you and your doctor. If you’re looking for an experienced surgeon with a reputation for exceptional care for patients from Clearwater, St Petersburg, or anywhere throughout the Tampa Bay area, contact Bayshore Plastic Surgery today at 888-840-3199 to set up a consultation with Dr. Daniel Greenwald, or to learn more about our other procedures, including breast reduction and liposuction.