If you’re considering having breast augmentation – or if you already have your breast implant surgery scheduled with Dr. Warnock – you might be curious what your recovery experience will be.
Our team always goes the extra mile to ensure you have the best possible experience and outcome from any cosmetic procedure. But, as with any surgery, you can expect a period of recovery after you get breast implants. Knowing what to expect can help ensure your maximum comfort and safety throughout the recovery process.
How Much Time Off Work Is Required for Breast Implant Surgery?
Dr. Warnock typically recommends that patients take approximately five to seven days off work to ensure the most successful recovery.
Once you are cleared to return to work, you will have some additional limitations. For example, you won’t be able to lift anything or do any housework for about three weeks. Although you should be able to resume some of your normal activities after that time, expect approximately four to six weeks before you can resume all your regular activities without restriction.
How Painful Is Breast Augmentation Recovery?
Because every patient is different, it really isn’t possible to determine what level of pain you might experience after your procedure. Suffice it to say, however, that Dr. Warnock and his team do everything possible to ensure you’re as comfortable as you can be during recovery.
Because of the nature of the procedure, you will experience pain and discomfort for several days after augmentation surgery. We might recommend using ice packs or other methods of reducing the discomfort as well as prescribing appropriate pain medications to help you through the post-surgical phase.
What Steps Can Help Ensure a Successful Recovery?
The first step to ensuring success is to follow your pre-operative instructions to the letter. This might require discontinuing some of your medications and nutritional supplements a specific number of days in advance.
Take care of yourself in the days leading up to your procedure. Get plenty rest and drink plenty of fluids. Follow your instructions for not eating or drinking anything before your surgery. Finally, try to relax as much as possible. Stress and worry are never good for the body or the mind. You’re in the best possible hands with Dr. Warnock and his team, and you’re going to be delighted with the results.
Dr. Warnock, a Board-Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, has more than two decades of experience. Patients from around the world visit Dr. Warnock for the compassionate care and exceptional results he’s known for. To learn more about breast augmentation, contact our Salt Lake City area office today.