Breast Enlargement Surgery Recovery and Post-Operative FAQs

How Much Time Do I Need Off Work After Breast Enlargement Surgery?

The recommended amount of time you need away from work after a breast enlargement depends on what type of work you do. Overall, it is important to avoid any strenuous activity in the first 1 to 2 weeks after surgery to decrease your risk of swelling and other complications that could impact your results.

If your job includes a lot of physical activity, especially any kind of lifting, moving objects above your head, or any generally high-impact activity, your surgeon will likely tell to you to take at least one full week off.

If your job is relatively low or no impact, for instance, some kind of office work, you may only need to be away for 4 to 5 days. In any case, you should avoid light duties that could raise your heart rate for at least 1 to 2 weeks.

Could Weight Gain or Loss Have Any Effect on the Results of a Breast Enlargement?

Major weight loss or weight gain may affect the look of your breasts with or without implants.

Drastic weight gain is, in general, less noticeable with breast implants when compared to weight loss. The loss of fat in the chest and breasts tends to make breast implants more noticeable. Keep in mind however that the visual or aesthetic impact of weight fluctuation varies from patient to patient. It is recommended that you should be at an optimum and steady weight before you consider having a breast enlargement procedure. This can help prevent any aesthetic issues arising as a result of rapid weight loss or gain.

Will I Need Additional Surgeries after my Breast Enlargement?

Surgeons strive to get you great results following breast enlargement surgery. However, further surgery may be required for a number of reasons. In rare cases, complications such as capsular contracture or implant rupture will require surgery after breast enlargement surgery. Aside from possible complications, some patients also choose to have further surgery in order to change the size, shape, or type of implant they have.

Patients are encouraged to be honest with their surgeon about what the expect to see in the mirror following surgery so your surgeon can let you know the realistic outcomes.

Published: Wednesday, 27 January 2021

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