If you have decided to undergo a breast augmentation, then you must be really excited about your results. And although your results will be immediate, you won't see your full results until after you have fully recovered. So, once you are sent home from your surgery, what can you do to speed up your recovery and reap your results even sooner? Read on to learn more.
Wear Your Compression Bra
Usually, your surgeon will send you home wearing a compression bra or bandage. Even though this may seem like something that's optional to wear during recovery, make sure that you wear it for as long as recommend (usually about a week). Why exactly? Yoru compression garment will keep your breasts in place while they heal, will help lower any inflammation that you are experiencing, and will prevent you from getting an infection at your incision site.
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen may as well be your best friend while you're recovering from any type of surgical procedure-- including a breast augmentation. These over the counter drugs work to help you get rid of pain and inflammation at the same time; two things which are extremely beneficial. Additionally, they will help lower your need to take stronger medication that may have adverse side effects or consequences later on down the line.
Yes, you may think that you are superwoman and that you can get surgery one day an go back to work and workign out the next day, bu tyou may be doing your body a total disservice. One of the best ways that you can fully speed up your recovery is by getting enough rest. Try to take at least a couple of days off of work so tha tyou can lay down all day an dallow your boyd to heal. Additonally, you may no tbe able to exercise or do any sort of strenuous actiivites for at least two weeks following surgery. This is extremely important to follow because too much strenuous activity can cause your incisions to tear open or may slow down your healing time ovrall.
These are just a few helpful tips tha tyou can use when you are recovering from a breast uagmentation; your surgeon should send you home with more detailed insturctions when you leave their office. If you have any questions or concerns about your recovery at any point, contact your surgeons office.