How Long is Downtime for Breast Augmentation?
- Asked by dixiecowgirl in Bonifay, Fla
- 4 years ago
How long is the downtime for breast implant surgery? I have 3 children and don't have a lot of time to be in bed.
Rapid Recovery from Breast Augmentation
Downtime following breast augmentation is mostly dependent upon post operative pain due to muscle spasm. Using rapid recovery techniques, which include early motion exercises, and minimal post-operative narcotics, most patients will have a quicker recovery with less downtime. Typically, my patients shower the day following surgery and are up and about with light daily activity following surgery. No aerobic activity for ten day and resuming full activity at three weeks. You don't mention the ages of your children, but it would be possible to lift them a day or two following surgery. I typically recommend that patients have another adult to help with childcare for a day or two following surgery. After that, you should have no problem. Good luck to you.
Quick recovery breast augmentation
We typically perform surgery in the middle of the week, and patients return to work on Monday. We allow resumption of full activity after 2 weeks. Our only suggestions is that after two weeks restart your exercise program slowly. We always have to tell our runners not to do a big run on day 15, but start slowly.
Downtime from breast augmentation
In general, most patients take a few days to a week off from work after undergoing a breast augmentation. I allow patients to begin cardio workouts at 3-4 weeks and heavy lifitng in 6-8 weeks for most cases.
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Many physicians recommend immediate post operative arm exercises to have patients return as soon as possible to normal activity. These regimens tend to focus on treating the spasm of the pectoralis muscle (similar to stretching out a torn hamstring muscle).
Discuss this with your surgeon.
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Light activity in a few days after breast augmentation, usually
You will be back to most light duty activities in a few days. You probably won't be doing much heavier activity for a month or more (if you lift weights.) The times are a bit longer with larger implants and vary a bit with technique.
Get right back on that horse
You will be on your feet the day of surgery and back to activities of daily living in a few days. Of course, strenuous exercise will have to be curtailed for a few weeks, as well as, lifting heavy objects. If the kids need lifting up, then you will have to have someone help you for a week to ten days. Good luck!
I recommend no heavy lifting for two weeks after breast augmentation
I encourage my patients to be up and active immediately after breast augmentation, however I want them to avoid heavy lifting for 2-3 weeks. This is because I want the incisions through which the implants were placed to heal before upper body lifting and exercise begins.
Walking and lower body work outs can start after 4-5 days.
If your children are young and need to be lifted and carried, you should have someone help you with this for 3-4 days.
Of course you need to discuss this with the surgeon that you choose and follow his/her instructions carefully.
No time in bed
Breast augmentation recovery is fairly rapid. Actually you should be up and walking around the day of surgery. Typically the recovery is about 2-3 days before you can go back to daily activities but no heavy lifting for a few weeks. In general recovery with kids in the house depends on how old they are. If they are old enough to get themselves dressed and in their car seats, then you only need the 2-3 days before you can drive them to school, activities and supervise them at home. You can also return to your job that soon as long as it does not involve heavy lifting. Typically you are restricted to 8-10lbs within the first two weeks which is about a gallon of milk or the Sunday paper. From there you gradually increase your lifting. You just have to adjust your activities to stay within your weight limit. For example carry in more bags of groceries that are lighter rather than carrying in one heavy one. If you have had 3 kids, you should do very well with the surgery. Discuss your recovery with your board certified plastic surgeon and plan your surgery date around how much help you will have at home. Good luck.
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