Time flies when you're having fun. It's now been two weeks since I had my breast augmentation surgery! I think recovering from my first surgery is a bit like childbirth. The more time passes, the less you remember about the pain and discomfort and just enjoy the outcome.
After Breast Lift Surgery: Pain, Scars, Bras and Exercise
This is What to Expect After Breast Augmentation Surgery
The following is a list of normal post-surgical experiences and key health considerations that may be a cause of concern. Typical symptoms of breast surgery; and signs to watch for following breast augmentation surgery include the following:. Tightness in the chest region and stiffness; Tingling, burning or intermittent shooting pain:. These are normal experiences as the skin, tissues and sensory nerves heal. Pain medication and muscle relaxants will help you cope with any discomfort. If you have drains, you may experience additional localized discomfort. Consistent sharp pain should be reported to our office immediately.
Breast Augmentation Recovery Overview
Breast augmentation has been one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures in the United States for decades because many women are unhappy with the size and contour of their breasts. Breast augmentation is an effective procedure to improve not only the cup size of the breast, but the shape and overall appearance. Some women have always wanted larger breasts and the augmentation process, in this case, is a straightforward increase in the breast size using implants. However, other women experience a loss of volume in the breasts after pregnancy and breastfeeding, and are more interested in restoring the lost volume with implants.
Breast augmentation is an ever-popular procedure with sky-high patient satisfaction rates. Most breast augmentation patients are absolutely delighted with their results and have zero regrets—even so, during the recovery period, many patients wonder if things will really turn out as they hope. After having breast augmentation , it can be difficult to know what is a normal part of the healing process and what might indicate a potential problem. It takes time for muscle, breast tissue, and skin to adjust to your implants; until these tissues have healed sufficiently, you can expect to feel possibly intense tightness in the chest area, particularly if your implants are placed beneath the muscle. Normal postoperative swelling, which peaks about 3 to 5 days after surgery, will amplify feelings of chest pressure.