What to expect during breast augmentation recovery phase?
Breast augmentation is an exciting prospect for many women. This procedure enables you to reclaim your pre-pregnancy figure or to feel more confident and proportionate in swimwear and clothing. And it is quite natural to feel optimistic when you consider undergoing a breast augmentation procedure.
That being said, it is quite obvious to be concerned about your recovery after breast implant surgery. Prospective patients understandably want to know how much discomfort they can expect, how long it will take before they feel normal, what kind of scars they can expect, and other details.
What to EXPECT?
Patients preparing for surgery and recovery may become overwhelmed by the amount of information they are given to digest.
Our beauty aesthetic expert and surgeon, Dr Adnan Tahir, is widely known for his highly detailed breast procedures. So, if you are looking for breast augmentation in Dubai, he will always have some of these most crucial tips or guidelines for you to know about the aftermath of the process.
Have a look at the following checklist:
You may feel extremely tired for the immediate next few days post-surgery. Therefore, for the first week or so of recovery, you should plan on doing nothing but resting.
AVOID heavy activities
You must avoid any activities that could raise your blood pressure for the first two or three days. This can result in bleeding, which may necessitate additional surgery.
Make sure you have a CAREGIVER
If you own young children, toddlers, or infants, you will need someone to be with you for at least the first 24 hours, and preferably for the next day or two. Your support person can assist you around the house, but they should also keep an eye out for any unexpected complications.
Common DISCOMFORT and MEDICATION
For several days after your breast augmentation surgery, you may experience chest tightness, soreness, or pain several days after your breast augmentation surgery. This is why you will have both over-the-counter and prescription medication options.
NO SHOWER for 24 hours
Showering is not recommended for the first 24 hours. You should also avoid still water for at least 2 to 6 weeks, such as bathtubs and swimming pools.
Make no plans to travel for the first week or two.
Keep an eye out for the following symptoms of infection: warmth, redness, and fever. If you experience any of these distressing signs, contact your surgeon right away.
Wear the RIGHT BRA
You must wear a post-surgical bra or other non-underwire bras at all times for the first 6 weeks.
NO bending and heavy lifting
Avoid bending over, reaching up or across your body, and lifting anything heavier than 5 pounds.
CONSTIPATION may be a common occurrence
You may experience constipation during your first few days of recovery as a result of the medication and anaesthesia in your system. Prepare for this by having Colace or other over-the-counter constipation medications on hand.
LIE on your BACK
After your breast implant procedure, sleeping on your stomach is not recommended. You should ideally lie on your back with your head slightly elevated.
It is vital that you have a positive mindset about all the above pointers. You should be expecting the above challenges during the healing phase and have an optimistic approach towards it to ensure a speedy recovery.
A glance at POST-OP BREAST APPEARANCE and STATUS over a period of time
Why should you consider a SPECIALIST for breast implants in Dubai?
Although breast augmentation is an intricate surgical process, it can be a cakewalk if you get it done by a specialist like Dr Adnan Tahir. He is a highly trained and skilled cosmetic surgeon with a spotless track record to his name in this field. Dr Adnan is extremely empathetic and hence makes sure that his patients are comfortable throughout. No wonder, his patient testimonials speak for themselves!
Consult him today for thorough professional guidance.