Link to MamasHealth.com

Cosmetic Surgery

After chin reshaping surgery
Chin reshaping surgery
Chin reshaping surgery risks
After arm lift surgery
Arm lift surgery
Arm lift surgery risks
After body lift surgery
Body lift surgery
Body lift surgery risks
After breast implant surgery
Breast implant surgery
Breast implant surgery risks
After breast reduction surgery
Breast reduction surgery
Breast reduction surgery risks
After buttock implant surgery
Buttock implant surgery
Buttock implant surgery risks
After ear surgery
Ear surgery
Ear surgery risks
After eyelid surgery
Eyelid surgery
Eyelid surgery risks
After face lift surgery
Face lift surgery
Face lift surgery risks
After forehead lift surgery
Forehead lift surgery
Forehead lift surgery risks
Gastric bypass surgery
Gastric bypass surgery facts
Gastric bypass surgery risks
After gastric bypass surgery
After labial reduction surgery
Labial reduction surgery
Labial reduction surgery risks
After lip augmentation surgery
Lip augmentation surgery
Lip augmentation surgery risks
After liposuction surgery
Liposuction surgery
Liposuction surgery risks
After male breast surgery
Male breast reduction surgery
Male breast reduction surgery risks
After neck lift surgery
Neck lift surgery
Neck lift surgery risks
After nose reshaping surgery
Nose reshaping surgery
Nose reshaping surgery risks
surgery risks
After thigh lift surgery
Thigh lift surgery
Thigh lift surgery risks
After tummy tuck surgery
Tummy tuck surgery
Tummy tuck surgery risks
After vaginal rejuvenation surgery
Vaginal rejuvenation surgery
Vaginal rejuvenation surgery risks

Links

Promote your product

Your surgeon

Plastic surgery overated?

Surgery problems

Preparing a child for surgery

 

What to Expect After Breast Implants

Many factors come into play in regards to how long it takes a woman to recover from having breast implant surgery (or breast augmentation). These factors include the age of the patient, family history, skin type, medical conditions, the surgical techniques that were used and even the patient’s overall attitude and outlook on the surgery.

Pain

As far as pain is concerned, if the implant was placed above the muscle there is likely to be a mild to moderate level of discomfort and if it was placed below the muscle, there will be moderate to severe pain. A patient of breast augmentation surgery will be prescribed anywhere from one to two weeks’ worth of medication, dependent on how much pain the person is in.

Swelling and Bruising

Swelling is likely to occur both above as well as below the muscle. Above the muscle the swelling will be present anywhere from four days to two weeks while below the muscle it will take two to twelve weeks to go away. Bruising is also very likely to result from having breast implants and this could last up to a period of two weeks. Be aware that some patients do not experience any bruising whatsoever whereas others do. Some patients experience numbness at the site of the implants but numbness should disappear within one to two weeks.

Returning to Work

As far as returning to work, if the implant was placed above the muscle then the patient should be able to return in about a week’s time but if it was placed below the muscle it may take more time, in the area of one to two weeks. If a patient is employed at a job that is very physically demanding and strenuous and involves heavy lifting then it is advisable to not return to work for at least a month. It is best to discuss all your concerns with your plastic surgeon, as not every woman’s breast augmentation recovery period will be the same.

Regular Activities

When it comes to resuming regular household activities and exercise it is advisable to wait for a period of two to four weeks in order to give your body the opportunity to heal properly. At your follow up appointment (or one of many if it is required) the plastic surgeon will be able to advise you on how well your recovery is coming along and when you can get back into the swing of things in regards to your normal everyday activities.

It will take about a month to see the final results of your breast augmentation if it took place above the muscle and about four months if it was done below the muscle. After the surgery is over your breasts will feel unusual as they will be very firm, swollen and will feel higher up on your body then they did before. In some cases it can take upwards of a year’s time for the implants to settle into the position that they will remain in for the duration.

Email Newsletter icon, E-mail Newsletter icon, Email List icon, E-mail List icon
For Email Marketing you can trust

We'll teach you how to #LiveTo100!

Join our newsletter!

Accessibility Policy| Terms Of Use| Privacy Policy| Advertise with Us| Contact Us| Newsletter

RSS| Sitemap| Careers

Mamas Health Inc. does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and use of this website constitutes acceptance of the Terms of Use.

©2000 - 2013 MamasHealth, Inc.™. All rights reserved