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How Long is Recovery from Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation has been one of the most popular cosmetic treatments worldwide for many years. 

A lot of women have reported much higher levels of happiness and self-confidence following this procedure. 

If you are thinking about undergoing breast augmentation from a reputable clinic such as West Michigan Plastic Surgery, you need to think about the recovery process and schedule your treatment accordingly.

We’ll give you a better understanding of the breast augmentation recovery timeline below.

About Breast Augmentation 

Breast augmentation is the use of breast implants to enhance the size of the patient’s breasts. 

This treatment can also be used to restore breast volume after pregnancy or weight reduction, as well as improving natural breast size asymmetry and achieving a rounded breast shape.  

Breast augmentation surgery can:

  • Enhance your self-confidence and self-image
  • Improve the balance of breast and hip contours
  • Increase the projection and fullness of your breasts 

Real Results

*Individual Results May Vary

Breast Augmentation Recovery 

Every woman is different, and so the recovery timeline can differ from patient-to-patient. When you book a breast augmentation consultation with Dr.Holley, he will talk you through the recovery process in full, so you know exactly what to expect.

On average, the recovery will take between six and eight weeks. Here is a timeline of what to expect while recovering from breast augmentation:

  • Hours after the surgery You will feel sleepy and a bit sore. You can return home, but you will need someone to drive you. Prior to leaving the clinic, Dr.Holley will use an elastic band or bra to support your breasts during your recovery.
  • Three to five days Minor bleeding and discomfort are to be expected. 
  • One week The pain should reduce, and you will be able to return to light daily activities.
  • Next few weeks – Once the first week has passed, you can go back to your regular daily routine and ease back into light exercise. If you have a manual job, though, you may need to take a couple of weeks off work. The discomfort should be minimal at this point, yet you must refrain from heavy lifting and strenuous exercise until you have made a full recovery. After 30 days, you can wear a sports bra. 
  • Six weeks – You can resume more strenuous activities.
  • Three months – You can start to wear an underwire bra again.

 

Consultations Available Now

Take the first step. Get your questions answered by meeting with one of our knowledgeable medical staff for an in-person consultation. Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our experienced team members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.

Am I a Candidate for Breast Augmentation?

To undergo breast augmentation, you need to be in good overall health. You should not be breastfeeding or pregnant, and you must have enough natural breast tissue to cover the implant.

You must also be at least 22-years-old for silicone implants, or 18-years-old for saline implants. Dr. Holley will explain the differences between the two so that you can make the best decision for you.

Aside from this, you should not smoke or be willing to stop smoking before surgery and during your recovery. Having realistic expectations is critical as well, and this is also something that Dr. Holley will discuss with you during your breast augmentation consultation.

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