Breast Augmentation Recovery Within 3 Days?
- Asked by Tampa Girl in Tampa, FL
- 4 years ago
I'm thinking about having another breast augmentation. If I do surgery on Friday, can I go back to work on Monday?
Recovery from breast augmentation
3 days of recovery is not much. over the muscle insertion will be more comfortable in the first few days.
if your work is not physical, you won t create and injury but you just might not feel good enough to do your job.
It is important to allow your body to rest and heal. My patients are required to take one week off of work.
Breast augmentattion recovery usually takes more than three days to recover. Depending on the location of the breast implant and overall pain threshold of each patient, the recovery is 1-2 weeks
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Going back to work 3 days after a breast augmentation can be done depending on the intensity of your job. I would recommend avoiding any heavy lifting for 2 weeks, but if you do mostly computer work, for example, this would be fine. Considering it's your second augmentation, the pain will most likely be a lot less. Good luck!
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Back to work in 24 to 48 hours from a breast augmentation
#1 Most of my patients (95%) never take pain meds for this operation. We are able to make this happen by putting in a large amount of long lasting local anesthesia at the end of the surgery.
#2 Most patients are capable of returning to a desk job in 24 to 48 hours, however for an initial first time case, I typically recommend surgery on a Wednesday, to allow a long weekend and then return to work on Monday.
#3 In an implant exchange, which is what I assume you are having, the return to work time should be no more than 24 to 48 hours.
Each patient, and each situation is different and all of this is subject to change. Discuss your concerns with your physician.
Redo Breast augmentation recovery within 3 days?
Depends on 2 factors: The extent of surgery and the type of work you do.
If the surgery entailed a lot of dissection or taking an old capsule out, the recovery may be longer, although not as long as the first procedure. If it is just a simple replacement of implants with minimal or no dissection, the only concern is the incision, and that usually is not a big concern.
If you have a sedentary occupation and minimal dissection, 3 days may be enough. If, however, you have a very physically demanding occupation, you might want to wait out a few days to avoid unnecessary trauma to the incision.
Breast augmentation recovery
The vast majority of patients can recover from breast augmentation within three days, provided their work doesn't involve heavy lifting. Most patients who do office work for example, and have surgery on a Friday can return to work by Monday as they are usually off the narcotic pain medication within 72 hours. There are exceptions to this of course and some patients may need a few additional days of pain medication before they feel comfortable returning to work.
Strenuous activity or heavy lifting should be avoided for about 4-6 weeks after surgery.
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It has been my experience that most patients can return to a desk job a few days after surgery if they follow a quick recovery regimen of stretching exercises. Swelling and bruising are minimal and most patients are comfortable without taking narcotics. Some patients take longer and if you have a strenuous job, your recovery may be longer with some lifting restrictions.
The recovery from Breast Augmentation surgery depends a bit on exactly what you mean by recovery. There is a significant variation from patient to patient and exactly what is being done during your surgery. Typically, in my experience, patients having surgery on Friday are usually back to work by Monday. It should be safe to lift a young child within a day or two. However, when it comes to working out or running, I usually tell patients two weeks is the norm. Most of my patients have their implants placed under the muscle. When the implants are placed OVER the muscle, recovery is even quicker.
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