One of the most common questions we receive from women considering breast augmentation at our Burlington practice near Hamilton is how much discomfort they can expect to experience after the surgery. Breast augmentation is a medical procedure after all, and it’s normal to feel uncertain about what’s in store for you during recovery.
This blog post will provide some insight into what the post-op period will feel like, how you can stay as comfortable as possible throughout it, and why so many women find the process to be incredibly worthwhile.
What do the first few days after breast augmentation feel like?
The first few days after breast augmentation, you will likely feel some soreness and tightness, depending on the size and placement of your implants. Women often describe the sensation as an ache or a feeling of fullness in the breasts as the body adjusts.
This feeling typically only lasts a couple of days and can be managed well with pain medication. Before your surgery, Dr. Weiglein will discuss which medication may help you feel most comfortable during this time.
How can I plan ahead to prevent discomfort after breast augmentation?
One of the most important steps you can take toward a comfortable breast augmentation recovery is selecting a skilled and trustworthy plastic surgeon. A great surgeon will consult closely with you to create a treatment plan that will not only achieve your aesthetic goals but will also be appropriate and comfortable for your anatomy and frame.
It’s also important to prepare to take the necessary time away from work or other responsibilities to recover. This may range from a few days for women who work in office settings to a couple of weeks for women with more physically strenuous jobs. Allowing yourself to properly rest during this time will help make your recovery process speedy and successful.
Learn more about how you can physically and emotionally prepare for breast augmentation in our previous blog post.
Is breast augmentation worth the recovery?
For the right candidate, breast augmentation is certainly worth the recovery. One consideration to keep in mind is the importance of remembering your “why.” This means focusing on how confident you’ll feel in your figure once you’re fully recovered and using this as motivation to stay patient and positive throughout your recuperation.
Envisioning how much better you’ll feel when you step out with your new shape is a great way to overcome any discomfort and help the recovery time pass by even more quickly. If breast augmentation is the right decision for you, any discomfort you may feel will be short-lived compared to the many years of confidence you’ll get to enjoy.
To see examples of the breast augmentation results Dr. Weiglein has created, please visit our before-and-after photo gallery.
If you would like to learn more about breast augmentation at our practice serving the Burlington and Hamilton areas, please contact us online or call (905) 634-5573.