No way is recovery time one week. I am on day 6 PO and I'm still in pain, however, I had a breast lift with augmentation as well. The first 48 hours you will be hunched over at a 90 degree angle and boy does this do a number on your back!! I think my back pain is more severe than my actual procedure! I'm still hunched over and walk every three hours. I am a group fitness instructor so I am in pretty good shape and i get out of breath just taking a walk around the house! So you definately must have plenty of time to recover before going back to work..