Breast Augmentation Recovery
But just as important as the physical recovery is your psychological process of recovery. During the recovery period, many women go through a short period of depression. This is due in part to the normal anxiety people get after making a big decision or commitment. It is also due in part to the drain that recovery puts on your body’s resources. And it’s due in part to the appearance of your breasts during the immediate postsurgical period.
Here are some tips to help you get through the “Day 3 Slump:”
• Know what to expect: In the immediate post-operative period, your breasts will probably experience swelling, and because the breast implants are initially placed high on the chest so they can settle into place. This combination may make you think your breasts are going to be much larger and higher than you want. Combined with possible bruising, you may be concerned with the appearance of your breasts at this point.
• Be patient: Remind yourself that final breast augmentation results can take 3-6 months to be visible.
• Don’t hesitate to call: If you have any concerns about your recovery, see any of the warning signs listed on your postsurgical instructions, or just need a pep-talk, feel free to give us a call. We’re here to support you during your recovery.
Remember, plastic surgery is a journey, and the recovery is the longest part, but also the most rewarding. As your body recovers and you return to feeling normal and get to see your results you will realize the benefits of your breast augmentation.
To learn more about breast augmentation or the process of recovery, please call us or email Bruce K. Barach, MD today to schedule your confidential consultation.