Once you choose your surgeon and schedule your procedure, the next step is to plan ahead for your breast augmentation recovery. While breast implant recovery is typically smooth and short, with most women returning to work and routine activities within a few days, preparing for your recovery allows you to truly focus on the rest you will need after your procedure. These tips can help to ensure your recovery goes smoothly and you are ready to enjoy your new look in no time.
Prepare Ahead of Time
Once you have scheduled your breast augmentation procedure, you want to do everything you can to prepare for your recovery. This can include:
- Having friends and family in place to help with household chores, cooking meals, and taking care of children.
- Meal-prepping so you have healthy, easy meals available.
- Setting up a recovery area with everything you need within reach.
- Pick up post-surgical medications before your procedure so they are ready.
Healthy Eating and Hydration
During your breast implant recovery, your body needs healthy food and plenty of water to recover and heal. For your first day after the procedure, you may find the anesthesia leaves you feeling nauseous, so having light foods and crackers may be beneficial. After that, make sure you have access to fresh, healthy food options that are easy to prepare or made ahead of time, as well as a full water bottle to keep you hydrated.
Avoid processed foods, sugary sweets, or fast foods during your recovery and instead opt for fresh fruits, vegetables, and healthy food options.
Take Time to Rest Before Activity
The first few days of your recovery should be devoted to rest and allowing your body to heal. While you will be up and walking immediately after your surgery and will be ambulatory, your body needs the rest in order for the tissues to recover. Have a nice, relaxing area set up ahead of time where you can rest. Be sure to include plenty of pillows in order to get comfortable and keep activities, such as books, puzzles, and the TV remote for binge watching within reach. As you heal, you can slowly return to your normal activities, but leave any heavy lifting to others for at least 4 to 6 weeks.
Quality recovery is an important part of your breast augmentation procedure and can affect your final results. Having everything in place and taking the time you need to recover is essential. Dr. Kobienia and his team of professionals are here to help you through the recovery process and answer any questions you may have. To learn more or to schedule a consultation, call our office today at 612-930-1111.