How Long to Recover from Dual Plane Breast Augmentation?
- Asked 1 year ago
I am going for surgery next week, and would like to know how long is a sufficient time to recover. I do not want to rush anything, and want the surgery to be successful. Is 3-4 weeks really long enough? Would 6-8 or longer be better? I am reading so many different things, and am quite confused.Thank you for all your feedback.
Recovery from breast augmentation
Everyone heals a bit differently, and it also depends upon what type of surgery you have doen. In my practice, patients often fell better within a few days and can go back to desk work within a week. I usually have them limit aerobic activity for 3-4 weeks and heavy liftng for 6-8 weeks.
How long to recover from a dual-plane breast augmentation?
The dual plane technique is our usual method of performing this surgery. Most of our patients are back at work in a week, and back at the gym in 3 weeks. Most use their pain pills for the first 2-4 days. Usually very little bruising.
So yes, I think 3-4 weeks, as you have suggested, really is enough, unless you have some unusually active job or hobby.
All the best,
Recovery after Breast augmentation
In my practice most patients are over the initial discomfort in about 3-4 days and most patients with a desk type of job usually return to that job about 5 days after surgery. I usually let patients start light aerobic work outs at about 10 - 14 days after the breast augmentation but they may start a bit earlier or they may be out walking around their neighborhood after just a few days.
I usually have patients start lifting weights at 4 weeks and they have no restrictions at 6 weeks. So its a gradual return to activities. Most patients have some hypersensitivity of the skin of the breast or of the nipple at one month. This resolves over the next several weeks. At three months it is rare to have any hypersensitivity and nearly all patients at that time feel as though the breast implants are part of their body.
I hope you find this helpful. Thank you for the question and good luck.
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Recovery after Dual Plane Breast Augmentation
In my practice, I have not found any signifigant differences between patients who are having a dual-plane release and those who are having another version of a breast augmentation. Most patient can return back to a desk job in 2-3 days. Brisk walking can begin at that time. In 7-10 days, they can start light aerobics. At 3 weeks, I let my patients return to almost all of their normal activities with the recommendation, start slow and work your way back up to where you were before your surgery.
Swelling after breast augmentation will vary from patient to patient and also depending upon the technique used for the surgery. Blunt dissection techniques tend to have longer period of swelling than other techniques. For the most part, the majority of swelling should be gone at three weeks post-op and the remainder gone over the next month or so.
Best of luck.
Recovery after Breast Augmentation?
Thank you for the question.
The answer to your question would depend on what you are defining as “recovery”. For example, most patients are over the “hump” of discomfort around day four after surgery. Most patients are able to return to work ( desk job) at about one week postop. Most patients resume more strenuous exercise/lifting 4 to 6 weeks after surgery.
I hope this helps.
Recovery after breast augmentation
Thank you for the question. Most of your swelling will decrease in the first week. It then takes around 6 weeks for the rest of the swelling to resolve. Your final scar will be at one year. In regards to pain, most of the pain will be during the first 3 days. You may have some soreness for the first few weeks.