How long should I expect to be out of work after breast augmentation if I'm a server?
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How Fast Can You Get Back To Work As A Server After Breast Augmentation?
Each plastic surgeon will have different theories based on his or her own personal experiences as well as technique, incision, over or under, textured or smooth, etc.
The patient's judgement as to how quickly they can get back to work depends on what their personal plastic surgeon tells them, i.e. managing expectations. If your plastic surgeon tells you it will take two weeks to get back to work, then it will take two weeks. Conversely, if your expectation is that you can get back to work in one week, that will be your expectation.
If you were my patient, I would suggest that you may return to serving on the 5th post operative day. I would also suggest that you alert your co-workers and your employer that you may not be able to work a full shift. In my experience of over 7,000 breast augmentations, most of my patients who were servers were certainly able to work on the 6th post operative day and more than likely on the 5th.
I highly recommend you speak directly to the plastic surgeon who will be performing your surgery to find out when he or she recommends that you can return to serving.