Full, round breasts give your physique attractive curves and help boost confidence in your appearance. This popular procedure can help improve your quality of life, giving you the appealing, shapely breasts you’ve always wanted. Dr. Paul Vitenas is a breast augmentation specialist who takes an individual approach with each woman to achieve their aesthetic goals. He performs more than 500 custom breast augmentations in Houston each year.
Recovery & Results After Breast Augmentation
After your surgery, you will be taken into a recovery area in the surgical center while you wake up from anesthesia. Once you’re ready, you will return home with a family member or friend. Initial recovery after breast augmentation will take a couple of days. Follow the instructions that were provided to you in writing at your pre-operative appointment.
Expect to experience some discomfort and swelling, along with minimal bruising, tightness, numbness, or hypersensitivity in the chest and nipple-areola area. Take pain medication only as directed, and ask Dr. Vitenas for pain management tips. You can expect most of the swelling to disappear within two or three weeks.
You should not wear bras for at least six weeks after your surgery to allow your implants to move in the pockets while a lining is forming around the pocket. After the first couple of days, you can resume light activity, and most people can return to office-type work without a problem.
Wait for four to six weeks after surgery to resume strenuous exercise. The last of the swelling should subside within a few months.