Recovery after breast augmentation surgery

The main conditions for rapid recovery after augmentation mammoplasty are moral preparation, strict adherence to doctor's recommendations and a positive attitude. The rules and restrictions that surgeons need to follow will reduce the risk of unwanted consequences, and drug therapy will alleviate the condition and improve the outcome.

Possible Complications

Complications caused by infection of the wound may appear in 1-2 weeks: increased swelling, severe pain, fever.

In patients with bleeding disorders, in the first 3 weeks they allow physical activity or remove compression underwear, hematomas appear.

Injury to the gland, pleural girdle load, running, bending can trigger rotation, implant rotation.

In women with glandular insufficiency, adipose tissue, visualization, endoprosthesis research, ripling (skin agitation) is possible. Such defects are corrected by lipofilling.

After 3 - 12 months of diagnosis:

  • capsule contracture (hardening of fibrous membranes);
  • asymmetry of glands, nipples;
  • stagnation of lymph fluid (seroma);
  • hypertrophic, keloid scars;
  • anaplastic lymphoma (approximately 100 cases / 1 million operations).

Timeline of recovery period

The complexity and duration of recovery depend on the degree of complexity of the mammoplasty. After simple augmentation with implants, women recover faster and easier than after complex endoprosthetics combined with removal, removal of excess tissue.

Postoperative wounds heal in 5-7 days. The implant takes root in 8-10 weeks. New breasts are formed for up to six months. To control the dynamics of wound healing, to identify complications, surgeons conduct scheduled examinations.

The outcome of surgery by 30% depends on the experience and knowledge of the doctor. 70% of the outcome is shaped by correct patient behavior. A woman should know how to behave, which sensations are the norm, and which are deviant.

The first week after surgery

The first day the patient was in the intensive care unit. The effects of anesthesia are felt: weakness, drowsiness, nausea. Pain in the chest area is of a dull nature. To alleviate the condition, analgesics are prescribed. At the end of the first day they were allowed to walk. On the second day, they remove the extract.

The first 3 - 6 days are normal:

  • temperature rise to 37. 9 degrees;
  • feeling of tightness, fullness in the mammary glands (the greater the amount of endoprosthesis, the stronger the sensation);
  • edema, hematoma (appearance of new hematoma, increase in size of edema is a symptom of concern);
  • loss of skin sensitivity in the nipple area, lower pole.

Compressed bra is required. It is impossible to take off underwear for 30-45 days even at night. It is necessary to be present for bandages on the days specified by the doctor. It is forbidden to raise the hands up, sleep on the stomach and stomach, take a shower, lift items weighing more than a few kg.

The second week after surgery

Starting from the 6th day, the pain and discomfort disappear. Sutures were removed on days 7-10. Persistent swelling, not visible under linen.

The chest pleases the volume. Women can go to non -physical work, do simple housework.

In order for the implant to maintain the correct position for a month after breast augmentation, it is impossible:

  • walking, sleeping without compression underwear;
  • lying on stomach, sides;
  • leaning forward, downward;
  • jump and run, put the load on the shoulder belt, press;
  • weight lifting;
  • too hot.

One month after surgery

After 4 - 6 weeks, the swelling of the glands is slightly noticeable or disappears. There is itching, tingling, mild pain in the scar area.

Women lead a normal life: sleep without underwear, take a warm bath, take a walk. Compression bandages, with a doctor’s permission, were replaced with strapped bras, sports shirts.

Yoga and Pilates classes are allowed. At home, they do light warm -ups, avoiding movements that cause pain and discomfort. Loads on the legs are not contraindicated. The mammary glands must be protected from shock, pressure, concussion. Still can't get too hot, sunbathe, fly.

More than one month after implant placement

Most restrictions are removed after 60-75 days. During this period, the capsule is formed, the chest muscle adapts to the endoprosthesis. The risk of displacement, seizure of the implant is reduced.

From the third month, it is allowed to sleep on your stomach, relax in the sauna, on the beach, take bathing procedures. You can pump the press, do inclines, do gymnastics, health walking on the street or treadmill. The doctor will allow jogging, jumping in 4 - 5 months, power load - in six months.

You can participate in sports in the first year only with tight sportswear. Traumatization of the gland should be avoided throughout the period of implant wearing.

Medications, medications, diet to shorten the recovery period

use of ointments after mammoplasty

In the first week, patients come to the clinic to get dressed, then they take care of their own breasts. The doctor prescribes:

  • antibacterial, antifungal therapy (7-10 days);
  • antiseptic for the treatment of sutures (brilliant green solution, iodine, antiseptic solution for 15-20 days).

When the crust comes out, the scar is rubbed with a wound healing agent. Depending on the stage of recovery, surgeons recommend anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial ointments.

When buying a bra, you need to choose a model with a wide strap, deep cups. To make the breasts heal faster, include in the diet a large amount of protein foods: fish, chicken, cottage cheese. Eat fresh vegetables and fruits, dishes on gelatin (aspic, jelly), contain zinc, peanuts, pine nuts, nuts.

Frequently asked questions, answers to them

I want to make a decision about the operation, but I do not know what to expect?

You will see the aesthetic result on the monitor screen after 3D modeling. After the procedure, pain is not noticeable, discomfort is felt in the first 5 days. If you follow the restrictions, the sewing process correctly, in a few months you will be able to admire the new shape, forget about the operation.

Do bad habits (smoking, alcohol) affect the recovery process?

Consumption of alcohol, nicotine causes vasospasm, which leads to insufficient oxygen supply to the tissues. After each cigarette, the container remains narrow for up to 90 minutes. In patients who smoke, drink alcohol, rejection, tissue necrosis occurs three times more often.

I go to the gym quite often. Are there any restrictions?

You can go to the gym from the fifth week, but you need to limit yourself to walking on a treadmill, exercise for the press, leg muscles. Yoga, Pilates are allowed. Track runs, dumbbell exercises are available after 4 to 6 months. Professional bodybuilding and weightlifting are prohibited for women with implants placed under the chest muscles.

Sex is important to me. Is it possible to live an active sex life during recovery?

In the first three to five days, discomfort, pain do not contribute to the awakening of sexual desire. From the end of the first week, you can and should have sex. It is necessary to protect the chest from stress, tremors. Choose a position where the man is on his back, place your hands on a solid support to reduce body swings, and have fun.

Tell us about the rules of rest after surgery?

Doctors recommend resting in a half -sitting position for the first three days. For 20-30 days, you can only sleep on your back.

I could not find on the Internet a detailed description of the implementation of hygiene procedures during the recovery period. Give me advice?

Bathing is allowed for 3-4 days. The water temperature is 36 degrees. The seams can be wetted, but you can’t touch them with your hands, rags. Use baby soap, a neutral pH gel. After bathing, you need to treat scars with antiseptic, apply a bandage, wear compression underwear. After 30 days, a warm bath is allowed.

My job involves frequent business trips. Is it possible to use air travel often?

The air travel ban is lifted after 90 days. Unlimited flight frequency.