How soon can I return to work after a BA?
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Breast Augmentation and Working
Your recovery period requires significant downtime, and while the necessary time off varies from patient to patient, you can expect to take off at least one week of work. Please note you may require longer time off if your occupation is physically demanding or requires heavy lifting.
Proper healing relies on adequate time off from strenuous daily activities. Most surgeons will provide work release forms to give to your employer if needed.
I would speak to your surgeon over the phone or in person and see what he/she recommends.
Hope this helps.
Nick Slenkovich MD, FACS
Return to work
It sounds like you are doing well. Much depends on the nature of your work. Most of my patients who do non-physical work are back in 3 to 5 days. A ditch digger will be out for six weeks.
All the best.
Return to Work after Breast Augmentation
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Patients can return to office work as soon as they feel comfortable.
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This question is best directed to your surgeon as only he/she knows the details of your situation. With that said, I find that, on average, patients that work in an office setting are back at work at day 5 postop. Of course, some patients will be back in a day or so and some later. To me, as long as someone can drive safely off of pain medications and does not do anything strenuous that would significantly raise their blood pressure and increase the risk of bleeding then office work should not be a problem.
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