Breast Augmentation – Half the Battle is Recovery

Some women undergo breast augmentation in Virginia Beach to achieve overall satisfaction and confidence with their looks. The procedure is only part of the effort, as patients need to know how to care for themselves to fully recover from the surgery.

Galardi | Bowen Plastic Surgery provides specific instructions to ensure a safe recovery from your breast augmentation. Here are some post-op care tips to follow:

No Heavy Lifting or Any Strenuous Activity

Most women would love to hit the gym to get back into shape and ensure their new bust goes well with the perfect body. Heavy lifting or any strenuous activity, however, is a big no-no for those who are recovering from their breast surgery. The body is still recuperating from the procedure, and working out will only add strain and impede recovery.

Rest is Paramount

Rest is important following surgery. When you lie down, make sure your chest and head are slightly elevated than your lower body. If you’re a side sleeper, use a soft pillow under your mid-back and shoulders for added comfort and support. You can stay in bed during the early stages of healing, but you still need to do light walking as a form of exercise.

Compression Bras are Essential

Regular bras may hinder healing and prevent the implants from settling properly into position, which is why Galardi | Bowen Plastic Surgery recommends wearing compression bras. These surgical garments prevent underwire from irritating and reopening the incision, while keeping the implants properly positioned. You may need to wear these at all times, until the incisions fully heal or as prescribed by the surgeon.

Good Nutrition Can Go a Long Way

Keeping your body in good health plays a big role in safe and fast recovery following breast augmentation. While you don’t need to follow any special diet, it’s still best to eat soft food with a good amount of nutrients to get your body back in shape. Drinking plenty of fluids is also important, but avoid carbonated and alcoholic beverages.

Good and safe recovery from your breast surgery is a combination of effort and discipline. Follow your surgeon’s advice to avoid complications and expect the best results after the procedure. Contact us for more information about breast augmentation.