What aftercare is necessary for breast implant surgery?

What aftercare is necessary for breast implant surgery?

What aftercare is necessary for breast implant surgery?

What is breast implant surgery?
Breast augmentation also known as mammoplasty is a surgical procedure to change the size and shape of the breast usually by placing breast implants under the chest muscles or breast glands. The commonly used implants are made of cohesive silicone gel which maintains shape and does not rupture easily. One can consider a breast augmentation surgery for personal or medical reasons.
Enhancing self-image is one of them. Other common reasons for breast augmentation are as follows:
– Breast Asymmetry
– Disproportionately Small Breasts.
– Restoring breast fullness after pregnancy or weight loss.
– Mastectomy

What can you expect post breast augmentation?

Most breast augmentation patients are discharged the same evening or the following morning. The patient should focus on plenty of rest for the next 2-3 days until pain free. The ideal time to recover from the breast augmentation surgery is 1 week. Immediately post-surgery it is common to feel tightness and a foreign-body feeling around the breast, however, this feeling disappears as the body accepts it in 4-6 week’s time. It is also common to feel that implant is too big for the chest immediately post-surgery, however as the swelling settles and the implants take their natural position, the chest further shrinks by 10-15% giving you a more exact result by 1-2 months.

What aftercare is necessary for breast augmentation?
As mentioned above, the most patients are discharged the same day or the following day. We follow 24-hour recovery or rapid recovery breast augmentation and hence to speed up the recovery process there are few essential care tips that need to be followed.

1. Sleep
Sleep is an important aspect here not only to heal the body early but also to sleep in the correct direction. It is recommended to sleep on your back during the entire process of recovery. Sleeping sideways is also acceptable for people who are unable to sleep straight. You can sleep on your stomach after 3 months.

2. Exercise
For the first few weeks, patients are advised light activity without lifting of any weights. Full activity and exercises may be resumed after 6 weeks. Activities involving lifting of heavy weight can be resumed after 3 months. Stretching exercises and massage are taught after surgery need to be continued for 3 months post-surgery.

3. Supportive Bra
The breasts need to be supported during the process of healing. Hence, patients are advised to constantly wear a well-fitting sports bra or post-surgical garment for up to 3 months.

4. Avoid Smoking
The patients are advised to stop smoking for atleast 2-3 weeks before and after surgery as it is known to affect healing and delay your recovery post-surgery. Choosing the correct surgeon can resolve half of your problems. Dr. Sudhanva is an internationally trained and experienced plastic surgeon, an active member of the IAAPS, AAPS, APSI, ISAPS, and AMC. He is known for the natural looking results after breast surgery along with the compassion and care that he offers to all his patients.

To book an appointment with Dr.Sudhanva, connect with us on 9420013366.

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