You need to take good care of yourself after your breast enhancement surgery. Irrespective of the breast implants you have chosen, saline or silicone, for your breastfeeding augmentation, the post surgery recovery process and time is more or less the same. For the surgeon to monitor the post-op conditions of the patient, they need to stay at least for a few hours, in the post-op recovery room.
Patients who have undergone breast augmentation surgery can return home the very same day. However, breast augmentation combined with any other surgical process may require an overnight stay at the hospital. After their discharge from the hospital, it is up to the patients to carefully adhere to post-op recovery instructions, which are as follows:
• Soreness and swelling are a common occurrence after the surgery. These can be reduced by applying ice packs on the affected areas.
• You need not be concerned about the scars as they tend to fade away over a period of time although not completely.
• You may be asked to wear a support garment (bra) after the surgery at least for a few weeks, in order to help the breasts heal completely and to provide support.
• Proper sleep is a must as sleep deprivation significantly slows down the process of healing. In order to speed up the healing process, you should sleep more in the first 1 or 2 weeks after the surgery. A heating pad should be kept handy for alleviating back discomfort caused by excess sleeping.
• Medication, as prescribed by the surgeon, should be sincerely followed. As some of the medicines are likely to cause nausea, maintaining a healthy diet and drinking lots of water will help solve the problem.
• You should remain cautious about post-op symptoms such as redness or inflammation of the breasts, fever, hot breasts or any kind of infections and flu like symptoms.
What to Avoid After Breast Augmentation
Drinking alcohol and smoking should be strictly avoided until completely healed, as it may interfere with the medications you are taking.
Playing any kind of sports, joyrides in amusement parks and any kind of bending activities should be kept at bay at least for some time.
Lifting of heavy items weighing over 5 pounds should be avoided.
Ensure to keep away from stressful situations as far as possible.
Consulting your surgeon before taking any kind of medicines is a must as some medications may interfere with your healing process.