Immediately after breast implant surgery, you will experience some bruising, pain and swelling. During this time you may have a tightness in your chest and restricted breathing, which are normal. These symptoms should improve within a few weeks. In order to make yourself comfortable, you’ll need to rest in the clinic or hospital in a semi-upright position. This will also help to minimize swelling. The medical staff will provide you with pain medication, if requested.
When you return home, ibuprofen or paracetamol can be used if you’re experiencing pain. If you have a problem with your stomach, liver or kidney, or have had an issue in the past, avoid ibuprofen.
Asthma sufferers may also want to avoid ibuprofen. If you’re not sure, ask your pharmacist or GP.
You may be allowed to go home the same day you have breast augmentation surgery in Kansas City. However, some people may require an overnight stay at the hospital or clinic where the surgery was performed.
After returning home, you’ll need to recover. Allow your body to rest. To avoid irritation and bleeding try to avoid excessive motions and movements which involve your arms and chest. Your breast will feel hard after surgery. There may be a general discomfort, but you may also feel painful twinges. These symptoms are not a cause for concern and should lessen over the next few weeks.
Your surgeon will give you aftercare advice. Your surgeon may want to monitor your recovery. Make sure to keep any postoperative appointments, so your Kansas City surgeon can ensure your recovery is progressing properly.
Your surgeon will provide information about the precautions you need to take regarding physical activity. You’ll be told how long you need to avoid certain activities. Usually, you’ll need to avoid strenuous exercise and heavy lifting for approximately one month. You may also need to take off of work for one or two weeks. Your surgeon may recommend, for the first three months after surgery, you wear a well-fitted sports bra, 24 hours a day.
After about six weeks of your breast augmentation surgery you should have fully recovered. You can return to many of your normal activities. However, you still need to keep the areas where incisions were made out of direct sunlight. You should do this for about a year. The skin where the incisions were made are delicate and must be protected from the sun.