Can I return to a desk job after breast augmentation surgery within 3-5 days?
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When to return to work
Limit strenuous activity and stay in touch with your plastic surgeon.
Returning to work within 5 days is possible
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Breast Augmentation/ Breast Implants/ Anatomic Gummy Bear Implants/Silicone Implants/Revision Breast Surgery
I would recommend that you discuss this question with your surgeon. Your surgeon is your best resource as he/she is most familiar with your medical history and how you will be healing following surgery. For my patients, I recommend no heavy lifting or strenuous activity for 6-8 weeks following surgery.
The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery.
Best of luck!
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Director-Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute
Pain after augmentation
Congratulations on your augmentation anburney! Everyone recovers differently and it really depends on what kind of augmentation you had and if your wounds have all healed. Sometimes there are restrictions on heavy lifting or repetitive motions and thats why it is important to maintain follow up with your doctor and have your concerns addressed in person as well. Best of luck, MMT
Time off after breast augmentation
My post operative instructions additionally require compression for usually 2 weeks, after #breastaugmentation
Returning to a desk job after surgery
Thank you for your question.
Yes, you can return to your desk job, provided that your job does not require any strenuous activity or lifting. Most people will take one week off but if you feel comfortable after 3 days you can return to work.
Maybe 5 Days?
An augmentation in a sub-muscular potions hurts. Don't fool yourself into thinking differently.
This is what I tell my patients and it gives them a perspective: Imagine going to the gym for the first time with a personal trainer and the first day of work outs all you do is bench presses and push ups for few hours. The next day your chest wall muscles would be very sore when you tried to use them. But slowly, over a few days the inflammation goes down and you start to feel less sore.
An augment hurts a lot for about 3 days so I don't think you would be comfortable and effective at 3 days. You may just make it at 5 days.
Thanks for you question.
Gordon Telepun, MD
Decatur Alabama Plastic Surgeon.
Can I return to a desk job after breast augmentation in 3-5 days.
Returning to work after breast augmentation surgery
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