The recovery period after breast surgery is as important as
the surgery itself. In this article, The Hospital Group outlines the recovery
process and provides advice on how to achieve a swift return to daily life.
Recovering from breast enlargement surgery
The best way to recover from breast enlargement surgery
is to listen to the medical advice given to you by the surgeon who performed
the operation. Sadly, after breast enlargement surgery, many women return to
their daily routines far too quickly, choosing to ignore the advice of medical
professionals, which increases the risk of infection.
During the early stages of
recovery, you will feel extremely lethargic and sore for at least a couple of
days while your wounds begin to repair themselves. But don’t worry, as the
majority of your distress will lbe reduced by the drugs prescribed by your
medical team. You will also notice small bruising near to where the incisions
were made, so it is vital that you rest in bed and do not undergo any strenuous
activity that could aggravate the wound.
After your procedure your surgeon
will apply a clean dressing to your breasts and this will need to be kept dry
for at least a fortnight. After two weeks, your dressing will be removed and
your scars will be hygienically cleaned and closely examined. Your breasts will
appear swollen but this is only natural after surgery and they will gradually
reduce in size as the bruising clears.
Communicate with the surgeons
Communication is vital. During the months following surgery, you will
have routine check-ups and informal visits to the surgery where qualified
surgeons will check on your progress and see how you are feeling. This allows
them to make sure you are progressing well and that there are no infections.
How long does it take to recover
from breast surgery?
The recovery time really depends on the individual, and some patients are
able to return to work after a week. Although the average recovery time for a
patient ranges from one to two weeks, it is advisable that you take things
slowly after surgery and do not partake in any strenuous activity for up to ten
up the recovery time from breast surgery
Depending on the individual patient, there is a range
of ways you can speed up the recovery time following the surgery, including the
- Rest ice packs on your breast area
- Make sure you sleep on your back for at least
a couple of weeks after surgery
- Try not to sleep face down on the pillow
- Wear a specially designed bra that provides
extra support and protection to the breast area.
- Massage the breasts daily to help keep the
implants soft and supple.
Returning to normal life after breast surgery