If you’ve made the decision to have breast augmentation, there are probably many questions you have about the procedure, including the length of the recovery. Knowing when you can return to work after a breast augmentation is especially important, so that you can make the necessary preparations.
When can I return to work after a breast augmentation?
Most breast augmentation patients can return to work about 1 week after surgery, but this will vary depending on the type of job. If you have a desk job this timeline should be suitable, but if your job requires a lot of physical activity, you will need additional time off.
During consultation it’s best to ask your surgeon when it’s safe to go back to work and resume normal activities.
Patients that are diligent to follow the post-surgical instructions of their plastic surgeon are usually able to return to work within a few days. There are also advanced implant techniques that surgeons can use to help minimize recovery after breast augmentation.
Recovery after breast augmentation
Factors such as implants size, type, and placement are some of the variables that can affect recovery after breast augmentation. However, it’s important to remember that the healing process takes time, so you need to get plenty of rest to ensure that the body heals properly.
Most patients experience moderate discomfort during the first 3-5 days after breast augmentation, so help will be needed at home during this time. Full recovery can take up to 6 weeks.
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