A Quick Guide To Breast Augmentation Recovery in NYC

The breast augmentation recovery process is something patients ask about a lot when they’re considering breast implants in NYC. 

When you commit to a surgical procedure, you’re also committing to a certain amount of recovery time. Following the proper aftercare instructions is an important part of ensuring you get the results you want.

Dr. Brian Bassiri-Tehrani is a top plastic surgeon who specializes in breast enhancement. Along with the staff at Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery, he will ensure you have everything you need for a smooth breast augmentation recovery in NYC.

Breast augmentation recovery timeline

On average, it will take about 4 to 6 weeks to recover from your breast augmentation. Every patient is different, so this number can vary.

The day after surgery

You will probably experience some soreness and fatigue the day after your breast augmentation. Any pain can typically be managed with over-the-counter pain medications or with medications that we prescribe.

5 to 7 days

Most patients are able to return to normal, light activities about a week after surgery. It’s important to continue following the after-care instructions we’ve given you. 

3 to 4 weeks post-op

At this point, any residual swelling and bruising should have reduced and faded. You should have very little remaining pain or discomfort.

4 to 6 weeks after surgery

Most patients have fully recovered at this point and can resume regular activities. Your breasts will look and feel more natural.

Tips for a smooth recovery

These are some general guidelines for a successful breast augmentation recovery. You may have different instructions, in which case you should always follow your surgeon’s recommendations.

Wear post-surgical bras 

Wearing compression garments during the weeks following surgery is an important part of healing. They keep the breasts from moving excessively and possibly dislodging. 

Avoid heavy lifting and exercise

It’s important to prioritize your rest during your recovery. Avoid strenuous activities that could risk opening your incisions.

Take at least one week off of work

You’ll want at least 5 to 7 days off from work to just focus on healing and recovery. You may want to take longer if you have a more active job.

Interested in breast enhancement in NYC?

If you’re interested in breast implants or a breast implant alternative in NYC, Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery is your destination for optimal patient care. 

Whether you’re looking to balance your figure, even out your breast size, or reconstruct your breasts after another surgery, Dr. Bassiri-Tehrani and our staff can help.

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