How Soon After Breast Augmentation Can I Return To Normal Activities?

A cropped image of a woman wearing a black lace braThe decision to undergo cosmetic surgery is a major one that should be made considering all of the risks and the required recovery and restrictions that will follow. However, many surgical procedures require significant restrictions after the procedure to ensure proper healing, and the specific recovery timeline depends on the type and complexity of the particular procedure.

One of the most frequently performed cosmetic surgical procedures is breast augmentation. Especially with new materials and proven techniques available today, breast augmentation surgery is a safe way for women to achieve an enhanced appearance to their chest.

Although the implant materials require replacement around 10 years after the procedure, the surgery is relatively straightforward, and recent advancements in techniques have significantly reduced the appearance of scars.

Being a more invasive surgical procedure that is performed using general anesthesia, there is a specific recovery time with certain restrictions that must be followed to avoid any post-operative complications and give the best chance of seeing the best results.

For the first few days after surgery, you will want to rest as much as possible as the anesthesia entirely wears off. During this time, you will have a compression wrap around your chest, and it is essential to protect yourself from impact or strenuous activity.

Once the wrap is removed, and your incisions are healed, your body will begin to adapt and accept the implants. The muscles and skin tissue around your chest will slowly change and conform to the new shape and size of your breasts.

Dr. Jean at Main Line Plastic Surgery uses special techniques and anesthetics to help safely speed recovery. Dr. Jean encourages gentle movement soon after the procedure, and many people are able to return to their regular life, with some precautions, within a week. Complete recovery may take up to 6 weeks.

Call Dr. Jean at Main Line Plastic Surgery in Bryn Mawr, PA, at 484-222-0010 or visit to learn more about breast augmentation and achieving an enhanced look to your chest without a lengthy recovery.

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