Breast Augmentation Surgery Recovery Period Tips

June 8, 2018

Breast augmentation surgery is one of the more popular procedures that women ask from their plastic surgeons. Before, it was something taboo to talk about getting it done but now, many consider it a status symbol among women. The operation comes in various techniques depending on what exactly the woman wants and expects as results. In most, if not all, cases implants are used to magnify the changes that are expected by the patient. The operation is considered a basic one, which may be quite common among women. Most of the time, during the operation there is little risk of anything happening at all. It may actually be during the recovery period after the breastfeeding augmentation surgery that some risks and possible complications may crop up.

Recovery Period:

The recovery period of the patient starts right after she has been discharged from the hospital after the procedure. It is important that after a major operation she stay in the hospital in order for the medical staff to monitor her vital signs and condition. There are instances when complications come after the procedure not during.

For the recovery period after the breastfeeding augmentation surgery, there is a need to have the necessary supplies on hand at the domicile where the patient will be recovering. Many surgeons will insist on this because it can be such a dangerous thing to have the recently operated on individual going out to buy the supplies that she needs. The surgeon will likely recommend painkillers, anti-inflammatory drugs and antibacterial drugs for the patient to take for several days until everything stabilizes. The drugs that ward off an infection may be prescribed for a longer period of time than the others because the risk of an infection is high as long as the incisions and wounds are still not properly damaged.

Activity should also be restricted to the light side because it is dangerous for the woman to lift things, which are beyond the capacity of the healing wounds. Bear in mind that the trauma to the body is not just on the skin but also in the tissue which has been moved around to accommodate the implants which were placed there during the breast augmentation surgery. Ice packs will help alleviate the pain and discomfort while regularly changing the bandages will help to lower the risk of an infection. The follow up checks should be followed in order for the surgeon to check on the area to see if it is progressing nicely. It is important to report any discomfort and occurrences, such as discharges and hardening, in or around the area of ​​the operation. The length of time of the recovery is dependent on the type of operation the woman went through. It may follow that the more incisions were made, the longer the recovery.

The recovery period is a sensitive time in which the patient needs to be careful. It is wise to bring up anything that might be causing the woman some worry or anxiety during the checksups after the breast augmentation surgery.


  • Leannah Sheahan June 8, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    A million times yes. I was in a binge eating program and sometimes things didn’t fit. I don’t eat certain food groups, I suffer from purging. It was hard when I have symptoms that I don’t see matching my physical body.

  • Jessica Anne June 8, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    I found your channel because of PlannerCon and have stuck around because you seem like a brave, genuine person who has a story people should hear. I haven't had an eating disorder, so I can't say I know what you're going through. I am, however, horrified that people would say those things to you. No one, especially not strangers on the Internet, can tell you how or what you feel or experience. I hope you keep making videos and telling your story as long as you want to <3

  • Dani Appel June 8, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    Hey Nia, declaring.dani on insta here. Just wanted to tell you how amazing and inspiring your authenticity is. Personally, I’m not a person in a truly fat body. I’m def on the bigger end of “healthy” if not healthy at all. I’ve been terrified to even ask the question of where my weight falls in that range. Even in my body, I always feel like my recovery is different than those in “thin” or “normal” bodies. I always feel like the grace I believe those in recovery deserve to give themselves doesn’t apply to me. I also feel like my ED “failed” and is “lesser” and “not a big deal” because I didn’t enter treatment in a thin or average body. It always has felt like I never tried enough in my ED either. I actually developed an ed while going through trauma at around age 8 as straight bingeing. A lot happened, including being a client of a dietician who taught me “how to lose weight” and it spiraled into me entering treatment and being diagnosed with anorexia. As time went on, I began to gain a lot of weight. Over the next 6 years, my behaviors morphed into grazing, bingeing, purging, over exercise, restriction, calorie counting, obsession, etc. I entered treatment again. And almost a year later, I’ve finally started talking about my non restrictive ed behaviors. I also maintained and gained through periods of pure restriction. I’ve finally started talking about it. There’s such a misrepresentation of Ed’s on insta in terms of body sizes and behaviors. Most people with restrictive ed’s are not small or even average. And most people with eds have histories of not just restriction!! Anyways, idk where my ramble was going here bc I know you know all this😂but I wanted to tell you I am SO HERE for you, your journey, and your message!! You say all the things that need to be freaking said. I would really be honored and enjoy talking to you some over dm or something!! My recovery insta is declaring.dani and I’d love to chat about all this sometime. I never really felt like anyone understood like you seemed to. Congrats on being so real and authentic!!

  • Timothy Johnson June 8, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    Hello good morning ms beautiful u still like beautiful I like bbw women any way it just how they carry they self and they personally 😊👍🏾

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