Breast Augmentation Recovery
Following the surgery, patients generally report mild to moderate discomfort which is easily controlled with medication. Varying degrees of swelling, bruising and firmness subside over several weeks to months. Sutures (stitches) are removed after seven days. Patient’s can generally return to work after several days to one week. Light exercise may begin after to four to six weeks. A support bra is generally worn for two to three months following surgery and is encouraged as much as possible thereafter to maintain the contour.
Recovery and healing will vary from patient to patient and depend on the extent of the surgery. Over the weeks and months, the breasts will soften and relax, looking and feeling more natural as swelling subsides and the effects of gravity and tissue relaxation act on the newly implanted breasts. It must be remembered that complete healing takes time and patience, taking up to one year before realizing the final result of the surgery.