Recovering from Breast Augmentation Surgery
While recovery time is relatively brief for a breast augmentation, it is a crucial step to achieving optimal results from the procedure. Typically, patients require about three to seven days of full rest to heal after an augmentation surgery, though symptoms such as soreness or swelling may persist for several weeks after treatment. At his plastic surgery clinic in Mazatlán, Mexico, Dr. Conrado Trapero utilizes advanced techniques to minimize downtime during breast augmentation recovery.
Immediately Following Surgery
Once your surgery is complete, you will need to remain in the hospital for at least one hour. This allows ample time for anesthesia or sedation to wear off. Also during this time, Dr. Trapero will monitor you closely. Your breasts will likely be wrapped in gauze dressings. We will provide you with an elastic bandage, support bra, or other support garment to minimize swelling and support your breasts while they heal.
Before you leave the hospital, we will provide you with specific postoperative instructions. We may also issue you medication or a prescription to help manage pain and lower the chance of infection. Our team at Clínica Trapero can arrange for doctors from the local hospital to visit you while you recover in your hotel.
The First Week after Surgery
We recommend that you remain in Mazatlán for about one week after your procedure in case you experience any complications. It is very important to take it easy during the first several days after your procedure, since vigorous activity can cause bleeding in the pockets around the implants.
The best way to achieve your desired results after a breast augmentation procedure is to carefully follow all postoperative instructions from Dr. Trapero.
You may have acute pain immediately after your augmentation, though it should subside within the first five days. You should wear your support garment at all times until instructed otherwise. While you should get as much rest as possible, we recommend you avoid sleeping on your stomach or sides as the pressure can negatively affect your results.
Two to Six Weeks after Surgery
Many patients experience soreness or swelling for a few weeks after their breast augmentation. During this time, you should massage your breasts routinely, drink plenty of water, and eat light and healthy foods. By about the second week following surgery, you will likely be able to return to most of your normal activities. However, it is important to avoid vigorous exercise until about one month after your procedure.
We recommend you avoid physical activities that target the muscles in the chest until you are fully recovered. Most patients fully recover after about six weeks. At this point, you should be able to return to your regular exercise routines, sleep on your stomach or side, and wear an underwire or push-up bra.
Fully Optimize Your Results
The best way to achieve your desired results after a breast augmentation procedure is to carefully follow all postoperative instructions from Dr. Trapero. For more information on breast augmentations or our other breast procedures, call our office at (667) 712-7888 or contact us online today.
“I believe that every patient should be treated with respect, compassion, and the highest quality of care.” Conrado Trapero, M.D.