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Making the Most Out of Breast Augmentation Recovery

Recovery from breast augmentation can take four to six weeks. Of course, you won’t spend that entire time resting, only the first week or so, but there will be some physical limitations that need to be honored until you have fully recovered.

To help prevent infection and unpleasant scarring, you mustn’t use tobacco products, including smokeless and vape products, in the weeks leading up to and coming out of your procedure. Similarly, blood thinners – both OTC and prescription, medications and supplements – must be avoided for a spell before and after breast augmentation.

Keeping incisions dry and clean is also essential. You must avoid bathing, swimming, and anything else that could submerge your incisions in water. Equally important is avoiding anything that could strain or pull on incisions. This includes progressive activities, including sexual activity and exercise requiring significant range of motion or cardiovascular output. During your follow-up visits, Dr. Jayesh Panchal will carefully assess your progress and help you decide when it is safe to take these activities up again.

Make Yourself Comfortable

You can help improve your breast augmentation recovery experience by following the instructions provided by our office, but this alone won’t make you comfortable. Instead, you should create a space in your home where you can rest and relax, and have an adult on hand (or on call) to assist with anything that could slow or impact your recovery.

Try to make your selection of books, magazines, and other forms of entertainment easily accessible, so you don’t have to move around too much during the first few days of recovery. But be sure to schedule several short walks into your day as well. Slow and gentle, these will help to improve blood flow, decrease stiffness, and speed the recovery process.

It may be one or more weeks before you feel okay to return to work. Don’t rush this. During your follow-up visits, Dr. Panchal will carefully assess your recovery to help you decide when it is okay to resume regular work duties.

Even though we don’t get a lot of snow in Oklahoma, the winter months offer an opportunity to slow down. So now is a great time to call our Edmond office at 405-340-9949 or our Norman office at 405-310-6767 to schedule a consultation and learn more. Dr. Panchal is a board-certified plastic surgeon with decades of experience. He welcomes patients from Oklahoma City and all nearby communities.

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