Don’t be: We’ve got the inside scoop on what to expect from breast augmentation recovery, including how long the average recovery time takes.
Average Recovery Time for Breast Augmentation
Every patient is different, so there’s no one-size-fits-all answer to breast augmentation recovery. However, most patients feel ready to return back to work about three to five days after their surgery. We do recommend that patients with jobs that involve manual work – like lifting anything that weighs more than three pounds – wait at least two weeks before going back to work.
Total breast augmentation recovery typically takes about four to six weeks, at which point patients can fully enjoy their normal routine again.
How to Heal Faster from Your Breast Augmentation Surgery
That first week of your breast augmentation recovery is critical; this is when your body will do the majority of recovering from surgery. That’s why we recommend taking as much time as possible to heal during those pivotal first few days. Don’t return back to work before you’re ready or start doing more work around the house. Relax and give your body the chance to recover – your results will thank you for it later!
2. Plan for help.
You don’t have to heal alone. Ask your partner, family members, or friends to drop in and visit you during your recovery. This tip is especially important during the first few days of healing when you might need some assistance going to the bathroom or making food.
3. Ask for a customized plan.
Make sure you fully understand the recovery plan your plastic surgeon has designed for you before surgery. This is your time to ask questions, so if you want the best results possible, ensure you’re on the same page as your plastic surgeon.
“Dr Sozer and staff are wonderful! I had an abdominoplasty and breast augmentation and I love my result. During consultation Dr Sozer took his time explaining the surgery and answering all my questions. I was really nervous and he made me feel at ease. After surgery I had several post operative visits to make sure everything was healing well. Now that everything is completely healed I regret not coming to Dr Sozer sooner. I love my new body and I am no longer self conscious. I highly recommend Dr Sozer to anyone who is interested in surgery. Thank you Dr Sozer and staff!”*
My experience with Dr. Sozer and his staff was outstanding!! I had bariatric surgery 18 months ago and lost a total of 126 lbs. I was wanting to remove excess skin and lift areas of my body that had gone south. I was very unhappy with the way I was looking. I explained my needs and wants to Dr. Sozer and he understood what I was wanting. Dr. Sozer took the time to explain the entire process.
Dr. Sozer is incredible at listening to your goals and giving you great recommendations on how to best get you there. In addition, he is an expert surgeon who can follow through with the recommendations and give you beautiful, natural results. I couldn't ask for a better doctor.
Dr. Sozer managed to give me back the self-image that I had after a botched abdominal surgery that had left me with craters and scars. His talent and artistry took me from a condition where I was embarrassed to remove my shirt, to the best I have ever looked. In fact, I went back shortly after for a procedure on my chest, which completed the look I have always wanted! I will always go back to El Paso Cosmetic Surgery for any future aesthetic procedure.
My experience with Dr. Sozer was great throughout the whole process. During my initial consultation, he explained my pre-op and post-op procedures in great detail. I particularly enjoyed the high tech imaging where I was able to see the type of outcome I would achieve with my surgery. I work in the health care industry and was really pleased with the level of service his staff provided. . At this point, I am currently at week 7 post-op, my recovery has been quicker than expected and I can perform normal activities with some caution.
Yo estoy super contenta y satisfecha con los servicios recibidos en El Paso Cosmetic Surgery. El Dr. Sozer es muy profesional, me dio muchísima confianza desde el principio y contesto todas mis dudas y preguntas. Todo su personal es muy amable, las chicas en recepción y las enfermeras muy serviciales. Absolutamente creo que es el mejor lugar para obtener una cirugía cosmética. Estoy super contenta con los resultados de mi Mommy Makeover y de otros tratamientos que obtuve en mi rostro, sobrepaso mis expectativas en todos los aspectos. Gracias a Dr. Sozer y a todo su personal por hacerme sentir una mamá mas joven y bella!!