What Can I Expect During Breast Augmentation Recovery?

Plastic Surgeon Serving Indianapolis, Indiana


If you’re considering a breast augmentation from Indiana plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Fata, you’re probably also wondering about the recovery process. Many of our patients are busy people with full schedules and don’t feel like they can get a lot of time off work to recover from surgery. Dr. Fata will explain exactly what to expect and answer any breast augmentation questions you might have. However, it’s important you know as much about your procedure as possible before you undergo a breast augmentation. After your breast augmentation you can expect to spend a day or two in bed or otherwise inactive. You should arrange to have someone help you with household chores and your children, should you have any. In the immediate aftermath of your procedure you’ll be a little sore. Most of our patients don’t report much discomfort and what you do experience can usually be treated by over-the-counter pain medications. You’ll experience some swelling during the initial recovery period. This is normal and no cause for worry. You can usually return to a work a few days after your procedure, provided your job does not involve much exercise or heavy lifting. You’ll need to avoid any intense physical activities for about six months after your breast augmentation. The final results of your breast augmentation are usually visible around three months after your procedure. If you live in Indiana and you’re considering a breast augmentation, please contact Renaissance Plastic Surgery today for a consultation.