With increasing demand for breast augmentation, researchers are trying methods to reduce the breast augmentation recovery time, to suit modern busy schedules. Some of the factors determining the recovery time of a patient may depend on age, skin type and the medical conditions and techniques used for the surgery. “It may take a few months before complete activity can be resumed, depending on the patient’s lifestyle,” says Dr. Adams, a popular Tampa Bay plastic surgeon.
If a patient has greater risk factors for breast augmentation, the doctor may suggest a more cautious and lengthier breast augmentation recovery period. Since breast augmentation surgery in Tampa was first introduced, the procedure has become safer and more advanced, allowing aesthetically pleasing outcomes with much faster recovery time.
The patients are prescribed a lot of rest and limited body movements to speed up the recovery time. It is suggested that a patient apply ice packs to the chest area on the day of the surgery and take complete rest during the first 48 hours after the surgery. If the implant is positioned under the muscle, the breast augmentation recovery period may be longer, as more incisions are required during the surgery. If the implants are placed over the muscle, women can possibly return to work within a week’s time and may require a further 3-4 days time if positioned under the muscle. Young women generally have a shorter breast augmentation recovery period.
Patients should sleep in an upright position and avoid sleeping on their stomach for at least the first two weeks following breast surgery (learn more here). Wearing a support or compression garment to improve blood circulation, reduce swelling, keep implants in their proper position and speed up the healing process.
Sometimes surgeons opt for stitches that are absorbed. Stitches that have to be removed are taken off within a week’s time. If the patient’s routine work involves heavy lifting, strain and tremendous physical activity, certain restrictions are compulsory.