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Breast Augmentation In New Jersey – Know What To Expect With This Easy Guide

Breast Augmentation With Implants

Breast augmentation is one of the less-intensive types of cosmetic surgery but it still requires a recovery period before you can get back to your daily routine. Your body will need time and rest to heal the incision site and adjust to your new implants. Post-surgical aftercare is not complicated, but it is definitely an experience most people aren’t familiar with. Use this brief guide to learn what to expect following your New Jersey breast augmentation.

Immediately After Surgery

Breast augmentation in New Jersey is performed as an outpatient procedure, meaning you will be able to go home shortly after the surgery is finished. Your surgeon will usually keep you on-site for an hour or so after you wake up to make sure that it’s safe for you to leave.

It is strongly advised that you have a friend or family member present who can take you home, since you will not be in any condition to drive while the anesthesia wears off. This person will also be able to fill any prescriptions you are given and record aftercare advice given by your surgeon.

Some surgeons will require you to wear a surgical bra for a time after your surgery but depending on your individual case, you may not be advised to wear one and instead wear an ace wrap (a type of compression bandage) that can be removed after a week. Under this approach, a bra will not be needed for about two to four weeks while the breasts are settling into position.

The First Few Days

The first few days after your New Jersey breast augmentation should be focused on relaxing at home and minimizing the use of your arms to avoid causing excess discomfort and swelling in the chest. You should plan to drive, run errands, or perform physical activity beyond light walking for the first three to five days following your surgery. For obvious reasons, laying on your stomach is also inadvisable.

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Discoloration, discomfort, and slight swelling are not uncommon during this period. There may also be minor blood spotting around the sutures. These events are normal and tend to peak at around the third day before subsiding. Recovery can be improved by following your post-surgical instructions, maintaining excellent nutrition, and taking light walks (ten minutes every two hours) to improve circulation. Do not be afraid to contact your surgeon if you have concerns.

The First Few Weeks

Most people will be able to return to light work around a week following their New Jersey breast augmentation. If your surgery was performed under local anesthesia, then you may be able to return a day or two sooner. Regardless, you will need to stick to light activity for 4-6 weeks.

This means that you should refrain from heavy lifting, rigorous exercise and hitting the gym. Although Dr. Gartner’s patients don’t need to wear compression garments, they should avoid underwire bras or any physical pressure on the breasts until completely healed.

One Month & More

After a month, it will be possible to safely resume your normal exercise routine and a full range of activity. Over the next few weeks and months, any lingering swelling will fade and scars will begin to heal. Basic care such as avoiding direct sun exposure on the breasts will be all you need to ensure the rest of your recovery is smooth and enjoyable.

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