Breast enlargement is a popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the UK, and although patients are typically excited about having larger, shapelier breasts, they are sometimes concerned about what to expect during recovery. Patients should therefore take the time to discuss the details of the recovery process with their plastic surgeon.
How long is the recovery from breast enlargement surgery?
Recovery after breast enlargement surgery takes approximately 2-3 weeks. However, this timeline can be affected by several factors including the placement of the breast implants, and the patient’s natural ability to heal. A longer recovery time may be required when the implants are placed under the muscle.
What to expect during recovery from breast enlargement
The breasts are usually swollen and sore after breast enlargement surgery, and this takes several days to resolve. Patients can also expect some post-operative pain, but pain medication can be prescribed to ease any discomfort.
A surgical support bra is usually worn for at least 4 weeks following breast enlargement surgery.
Most patients are able to return to work within 2-3 weeks, but this may vary depending on the type of work they do. Driving can also be resumed at this time. Patients can restart most activities about 2-3 weeks after surgery, or when the swelling has subsided and the breasts are comfortable. However, all strenuous activities and exercises should be avoided for at least 6 weeks.
Patients must follow the post-operative care instructions received from their plastic surgeon, in order to ensure healing and recovery takes place as expected.
Would you like to learn more about recovery from breast enlargement surgery?
Contact Sthetix Cosmetic Surgery Clinic for a consultation. Sthetix is based in Liverpool, Merseyside UK and also serves Chester.
You can reach them at www.sthetix.co.uk, or by calling 0151 317 3052.