Once a breast augmentation procedure has been done, there is a recovery process that every patient will have to follow. Dr. Salerno and his staff will talk with you about everything they will need to be aware of and prepared for. Although recovery for this procedure does not usually involve a lot of work or pain, we want to make sure that every patient understands every risk before moving forward.
At Real Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery in Moonee Ponds near Melbourne, Dr. Stephen Salerno offers breast augmentation procedures. If you are interested in breast augmentation, contact us today to schedule your consultation.
Directly after the Surgery
Once the surgery is complete, the patient’s breasts will be covered with gauze and dressings. Often, an elastic bandage or support bra will be worn to assist with the healing and to make sure the stitches stay in place. Some patients may need drainage tubes for internal liquids, but those are usually removed within a few days. Patients are usually permitted to go home after a few hours.
Once a Patient Leaves
When a patient leaves the doctor’s office, they will be well informed on what they need to do from then on out.
- For a couple weeks, patients will be asked to wear a supportive bra 24/7 in order to allow the breasts to heal correctly. This also helps to reduce the risk of stitches being pulled or damaged.
- Some patients may have to apply medication that will reduce the risk of infection. They may also have to take pain relief medication if soreness is involved in any way.
- Some patients will experience tightness, swelling or soreness for a few days after their procedure. This is normal, but if the pain becomes too severe, patients are instructed to inform their doctor.
- During the healing process, patients will be asked to not perform any sort of vigorous exercise or heavy lifting. These activities can put stress on the stitches or cause complications during healing.
Back to the Doctor
- Patients will be asked to go back to their doctor’s office for routine visits in order to make sure everything is going smoothly and the stitches are healing as they should be.
- Patients are encouraged to call with any concerns, even something small could be a complication, and it is better to be safe than to be sorry.
- After a few weeks, patients will return to the doctor’s office for the removal of their stitches. Once the stitches have been removed, the process is completed.
Return to Normal Life
After the stitches have been removed, patients can begin to go about their normal life. They can enjoy exercise and are able to lift heavier objects without any worry. The scars can be visible for up to a few months, but will eventually fade. Once they are gone, women will be able to enjoy their new breasts fully.
Recovering from breast augmentation is a pretty simple and only slightly painful process. If you have any questions throughout your treatment and recovery process, please call Real Cosmetic Plastic Surgery. Our medical staff is available to help with anything you may need.