Breast augmentations are commonly requested procedures, so you can trust that your board-certified plastic surgeon has done plenty of them. You can feel comfortable knowing you’re in good hands during your procedure, but what happens after your procedure is also very important. Having what you need for a healthy recovery is essential to a successful outcome. Find out how you can get prepared for the big day.
Breast Augmentation Recovery Tips
A Trusted Assistant
Having a breast augmentation in Northwest Arkansas gives you an honest excuse to let someone else take over your household responsibilities for a few days! Not only will you need someone to drive you home from your procedure, you will also want help around the house and with any children or pets. You will be advised to avoid any heavy lifting and other physical activity, so have someone you trust be there for your assistance until you feel more comfortable.
Medication on Hand
Right after your breast augmentation procedure, you will likely experience some mild to moderate discomfort. Your surgeon will provide you with a prescription for pain medication, but you might only need it for the first day. You should have your prescription filled ahead of time and have an over-the-counter pain reliever ready before your procedure.
Getting plenty of rest and sleep is essential for your body has a chance to recover. You will feel well enough to walk around, but too much movement could strain your incisions while they’re still sensitive. Most people don’t have a problem relaxing in bed for a few days, but if you’re worried about getting bored, you might get some movies or books to read to pass the time.
Before your surgery day, stock up on healthy foods to eat during recovery. Your body will need the extra nutrients while it’s healing for more strength and energy. Some women feel nauseous after anesthesia, so have light, soft foods available as well. We also put a diet sheet for plastic surgery recovery that you may want to keep handy!
Do you have everything you need for a healthy breast augmentation recovery? For more information on recovery or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Taylor, contact our office today!