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Recovery After Breast Augmentation

Posted on Jun 28, 2017 Breast Augmentation

If you’re like most of our Philadelphia-area patients, you’re a busy woman. You have a lot of commitments, and you don’t want to take a lot of time off work to recover from a breast augmentation. So you probably have a lot of questions about the recovery process – specifically, how long is it going to take?

Here’s the first thing to remember: every patient is unique, and so is the recovery process. People of the same age and the same basic health status can undergo the same procedure, do everything exactly the same after the surgery and still recover at vastly different speeds. That’s just the mystery of human biology.

Here’s the second thing to remember: take your time. When recovering from a breast augmentation, give yourself the time to recover from your breast augmentation. When we advise you to rest and relax, we mean it. Trying to push yourself is only going to put yourself in danger and, in the long run, prolong the process.

Most people are able to return to work within a week or two after undergoing a procedure. Again, your timeline will depend on the specifics of your procedure and your lifestyle – for example, the size of your implants, the type of implants you chose, their placement and the nature of your job can all affect your recovery timeline.

Dr. Bottger will discuss your recovery in great detail before your procedure. He’ll help you learn what to expect after your procedure, what milestones you’ll hit, when you’ll be able to see the full results and how often you’ll return to our office for follow-ups.

If you live in or around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and you want to discuss your breast augmentation options, please call Dr. David A. Bottger, MD today at 610-355-1929.