When your breast surgery is performed by a board certified plastic surgeon, you can expect your recovery to go quickly and smoothly. However, an easy recovery will depend on many factors, including how you care for yourself for the first couple of days. We have put together some tips to help keep your recovery as smooth as possible following breast augmentation.
During your first few days of surgery, you will be sore and tired, and for six weeks you will have to avoid lifting anything heavy (this includes children). Plus, there is no driving allowed until you have finished your pain medications. This is why it is important to enlist help from a family member or friend to help with children and household chores until you are well enough.
Manage Your Pain
Following breast augmentation surgery, it is normal to feel mild to moderate discomfort. Dr. Hall will prescribe you pain medication to help you comfortably get through recovery. Be sure to fill your prescriptions prior to the day of your breast augmentation, so that when you get home from surgery they will available to take.
Get Enough Rest
While getting enough rest after surgery sounds obvious, some people may struggle with this. Be sure that you have a quiet room that you can rest in and have plenty of pillows available to prop yourself up. Books, DVDs and magazines can help you to pass the time. While patients will be walking after surgery, it is important to let your body heal.
Taking these steps can help to ensure a smooth and easy surgery recovery. If you are located near the Boston area and are interested in breast augmentation surgery, contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hall.