Breast augmentation and breast lift are two of the most popular procedures available. However, even the most popular procedures inspire questions. So if you have been considering breast surgery and are curious about the recovery process, here are five fast facts you should know:
How Long Will My Breasts Be Swollen?
As with any surgical procedure, recovery will vary depending on the individual. However, in general you can expect the worst swelling to take place three to four days after your procedure. Many of our patients notice their swelling begins to decrease anywhere from 2-4 weeks post-op. However, it can take approximately three months to begin to see the true results.
Will I Have Trouble Sleeping after My Breast Surgery?
After your breast surgery, you will likely feel some discomfort around the incision site. Although this is a normal part of the healing process, it means that you may need to adjust your sleeping habits to become more comfortable.
In most cases, we recommend our patients sleep on their back for as long as possible, post-procedure. This will help eliminate any pressure on the incisions, especially in the first few days when the body is experiencing the most swelling. In time, it may become comfortable to sleep on your side. However, you can discuss your specific concerns with Dr. Broc Pratt during your consultation.
How Long Does It Take for Breast Implants to Settle?
In many cases, it takes approximately three months for the implants to settle and for you to be able to see the full results.
When Will I Be Able to Get Back to the Gym after My Breast Surgery?
After approximately one month, most patients are approved to return to their exercise routines, unless those routines involve heavy lifting. After six weeks, most patients can resume all exercise. That said, you should receive explicit approval from your surgeon before resuming any fitness routine.
How Long Should I Take Off Work for My Breast Surgery?
How soon you return to work will vary depending on your occupation. While some may return after two weeks, for others, more or less time may be necessary. For an accurate estimation as to your recovery schedule, we recommend scheduling a consultation.
At Carolina Age Management Institute, we strive to assist our patients at every step of the recovery process. We know how important a breast surgery can be and we are committed to helping yours go smoothly and hassle-free. Our team has already helped countless patients in Charlotte, Huntersville, and the surrounding North Carolina communities with their recovery and we are ready to do the same for you. So if you have questions and are ready to take the next step, do not hesitate to contact us.