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When Will I Feel Normal Again After Breast Augmentation?

By Jaime Perez on September 15, 2014

Plastic surgery Tampa patients all have the ideal look in mind for their figure, but sometimes it may call for an enhancement of the body. Patients choosing to have breast augmentation these days truly have the ability to enhance their breasts in order to get the aesthetic results that are best for their body type. At the Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa, Dr. Jaime Perez wants you to know that breast augmentation means more than just going bigger in bust size. There are many implant size options, shapes and appearance in profile that patients need to consider. Although women want to know when they will feel like their natural self once their breast surgery procedure is complete. While most women are already in the know, we will take the time to share with you the finer details about your recovery after having breast implants.

Breast Augmentation Recovery Time

Everyone responds differently to plastic surgery and no one can accurately predict how the body will react, but depending on the patient’s lifestyle and tolerance for pain your recovery period may be quick if you follow your breast surgeon’s orders. Some patients reveal they need about a week to recuperate, while others were able to resume light activities within a couple of days. The typical breast augmentation procedure takes one to two hours to complete and is performed on an outpatient basis and afterwards, patients are allowed to return home to rest for the next couple of days. The average patient recovery period after breast augmentation is a minimum of two to three days to be able to return to work and two weeks in order to return to light exercise, and six weeks in order to return to full activity.

Physical Activities

The date your plastic surgeon gives you to return to work depends on the particular occupation you are currently in. If the job requires heavy lifting or straining the upper body and you lead an active lifestyle, you may be able to return to work in a week. However, even after you return to work you are required to follow the doctor’s orders in regards to lifting your arms above your head. Other physical activities breast augmentation patients should refrain from include:

  • Strenuous exercise until incisions completely heal

  • Avoid showering the wounds to keep them completely dry

  • Minimal movement for the upper body for a week minimum

  • Never lying or sleeping on your side or stomach for a month

  • Only use supportive bras as instructed

Satisfying Recovery Results

Many breast augmentation patients have heard a great deal of horror stories about breast enhancement and hesitate to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon. The important thing is to remember that as long as your doctor agrees that your body is healthy enough for breast implants surgery and you follow their post-operation instructions properly, then your body will feel normal within a couple of weeks.

With this in mind, a recent study from Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, researchers found that 98 percent of women reported satisfaction with the outcome of their breast augmentation procedure in interviews that included topics about complications, recovery, results and psychological effects over a five-year period. Additionally, one of the common misconceptions that women hear about is the extreme amount of pain and drawn-out recovery time. However, the study revealed that the average patient reported a pain score of only 5.9 on a 10-point scale during recovery, while using pain prescription medication over 5 days, and they were able to return to work and other normal activities within 7 days.

Additionally, the average number of days where patients’ felt like their normal selves was only 25 day after breast augmentation. With important information like this, potential breast augmentation candidates can put their minds at ease knowing that satisfaction is remarkable across the board in terms of recovery.

Schedule a Breast Augmentation Tampa Consultation

If you are contemplating about breast augmentation and you are looking for the best solution to achieve your perfect figure, then a breast augmentation may be perfect for you. Dr. Jaime Perez can put your mind at ease and settle all the details you are concerned with in breast surgery. He will determine if you are indeed an ideal candidate for breast augmentation. The first thing you have to do is contact our plastic surgery center to schedule a consultation to learn more about your options and what our recovery period is like after breast augmentation.

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