After Your Breast Augmentation Surgery
Breast Augmentation Dubai | 15 June 2020
When your surgery is complete, you’ll be taken into a recovery area where you will be closely monitored. Although the time varies, most patients are discharged one to two hours after the procedure.
Your breasts will be wrapped in gauze dressings or a surgical bra. You’ll receive detailed instructions for your post-surgical care, including drains if they’ve been used. In most cases, you’ll go home in just a few hours.
You will need a caregiver to drive you home and to stay with you for the first 24 hours to watch for signs of complications.
You will be walking that same day. Your chest will feel stiff and sore for the first few days, but you can be up and about in just a day or two. Dressings can be removed in a few days, after which time you’ll wear a support bra. You’ll be able to shower three to seven days after surgery, and stitches will be removed in about a week.
Your breasts may feel tight and sensitive to the touch at first, and your skin may feel warm or itchy. It may be difficult to raise your arms. You should not lift, push or pull anything, or engage in any strenuous activity or twisting of the upper body for the first two weeks. You’ll notice some discoloration and swelling at first, but this will subside quickly. Any additional swelling should disappear within a month.
It’s often possible to return to work within a few days to a week after your breast augmentation, depending on your type of job. You should be extremely gentle with your breasts, avoiding excessive force, abrasion or motion for at least the first month.
If you experience shortness of breath, chest pains or an unusual heart rhythm during this time, seek medical attention immediately. It’s extremely important to follow your post-operative instructions.