“Dos” and “Don’ts” After Breast Augmentation Surgery
If you’re a Houston woman considering a breast augmentation surgery, you are probably wondering what your recovery period will be like. What instructions will you need to follow in order to properly heal? What restrictions will you need to follow? And when will you be able to resume your normal activities? To help you better understand the recovery process from a breast augmentation, Houston plastic surgeons Dr. Fusi & Dr. Craig have prepared this blog post of the top “Dos and Don’ts” after a breast augmentation surgery.
The Top Do’s
After you have a Houston breast augmentation, Dr. Fusi & Dr. Craig will provide you with a list of recovery tips to help you best heal from your plastic surgery. This list, which you should follow to a “t,” will include several instructions such as:
- Make sure that you have arranged for someone to drive you home after your Houston breast augmentation. Because you will be placed under general anesthesia for your surgery, you will not be allowed to drive yourself home.
- Arrange for someone to stay home with you the first day or two after your surgery to help you get around the house and be with you in case you have any negative reaction to the general anesthesia you received.
- Rest for the first few days after your Houston breast augmentation, allowing your body to heal from the surgery.
- Sleep comfortably by lying either in a recliner, on your back with pillows under your knees and back or in the fetal position.
- Boost your energy by eating healthy meals and snacks.
- Wear loose and comfortable clothing on the days immediately after your Houston breast augmentation.
- Take any pain and antibiotic medication that you may have been given exactly as prescribed, even if it means waking up in the middle of the night, so you don’t miss a dose. Missing a dose can make it hard for you to stay on top of any pain you may be experiencing.
- Avoid any exercise with high impact that would cause your new augmentation to move. Walking and light aerobic exercise are encouraged and not harmful to your result.
- Call your plastic surgeon immediately if you develop a fever in the first few days after your Houston breast augmentation, or if you have any questions or concerns.
The Top Don’ts
In addition to following the above “do’s” after your Houston breast augmentation, you’ll want to avoid the following activities that can negatively affect your healing process:
- Don’t perform any heavy lifting, carrying or pushing in the first few weeks after your Houston breast augmentation surgery. For mothers, this includes not picking up or carrying your small children and heavy purses.
- Avoid sleeping on your stomach or your side, which can be painful and negatively impact your healing process and final breast augmentation results.
- Don’t worry if your breasts initially appear high set; over time they will drop and fluff and fall into their final, more natural position.
- Refrain from getting your breasts wet – either in a bath, shower or pool, for the first weeks after your surgery.
- Don’t smoke. Smoking negatively impacts your body’s ability to heal after a surgery.
- Don’t wear an underwire bra, which can not only be painful but also prevent your breast implants from settling properly.
Understanding More About Breast Augmentation Recovery Instructions
It’s understandable that Houston breast augmentation patients have several questions about their recovery process. While we’ve attempted to address the most common questions in this blog post, you may have additional concerns. This is why it’s so important for you to choose a skilled, knowledgeable plastic surgeon for your breast augmentation, like Houston’s Dr. Fusi & Dr. Craig.
During a consultation at Fusi & Craig Plastic Surgery, your plastic surgeon will discuss the breast augmentation procedure in detail, explaining every aspect of your personalized treatment plan and answering all of your questions.
To learn more about breast augmentation do’s and don’ts, schedule a consultation with Dr. Fusi & Dr. Craig in their Houston offices today by calling (713) 346-9909.