Breast Enlargement Surgery Recovery
In most cases, this procedure is carried out as a day case, which means you can go home on the same day after a short recovery. You will need someone to accompany you home and be with you for the first night after the surgery. It is also possible to arrange an overnight stay in the hospital if you are alone. Upon discharge from the hospital, you will be given pain relief medication and a course of antibiotics. You will also have clear post-operative instructions, which you can refer to during your recovery.
At first, your breasts will feel sore and you may find it difficult to raise your arms above your head. You may also feel quite tired for the first few days after the general anaesthetic. It is important to arrange some time off work, depending on the type of work that you do. Most patients will arrange one week off work.
You will notice some bruising and swelling after the surgery and the breasts may look bigger than you anticipated at this stage. This is normal and it will take several weeks for things to settle down.
It is important to ensure that you have a good quality sports bra after the surgery. This will give you very welcome support in the healing period. You should use the bra for at least one month, or until the Plastic Surgeon advises you otherwise.
You must avoid all strenuous exercise and heavy lifting for six weeks. You should also refrain from sporting activities and gym for the same period.