With swimsuit season several months away, many patients are taking the opportunity to get their desired breast or body procedure early in the year so that they’re ready to show off the changes by the time summer comes around. It’s only natural to want to flaunt your new look as soon as possible, but you need to give your body time to heal. Although Dr. Wayne Carman does everything possible to make the procedure and recovery comfortable for patients and post-op instructions are not complicated, breast augmentation at his Toronto practice is still serious surgery and patients will need to take time to allow their bodies to heal after the treatment. Here are some basic tips to speed up your recovery process and manage any uncomfortable side effects after breast augmentation surgery.
Dr. Carman will give you advice on how to care for your new breasts. Even if it doesn’t seem like all of the instructions are intuitive, it’s critical that you follow all the guidelines from the surgeon as closely as possible so that your incisions heal well, and you don’t experience any complications.
You won’t want to leave things until the last minute and you’re going to want to rest in a peaceful home after surgery. Get as many of your chores and errands done as early as possible pre-op including household chores, shopping for food, and preparing meals. Fill your pain medication prescriptions before surgery so that you have them ready.
Since your muscles will feel stiff and sore for a while, keep some loose-fitting clothing made with breathable fabric for after surgery. Avoid pullover tops at first. Button front styles are easier to take on and off for the first week or so.
You’re likely to feel tired, sore and uncomfortable for several days after breast augmentation. Since you won’t be able to drive, lift any heavy objects or do any strenuous activity, it would be helpful if you get assistance from friends or family with household chores and taking care of small children for a few days after surgery.
Get more advice on breast augmentation from the Toronto-based office of Dr. Wayne Carman. Call (416) 322-7108 or submit a contact form online to schedule a consultation if you’re ready to start planning your plastic surgery procedureWritten by Wayne Carman
Dr. Carman is a Toronto Plastic Surgeon practicing breast, body and facial cosmetic surgery.