Breast augmentation surgery and caring for your children post-op
Your concern is understandable. It's always best to check with your surgeon about his/her post-op activity protocol. I tell my patients they can pick up their children to transfer to highchair, car seat, and crib if necessary as early as three days after surgery with no problem. I recommend waiting, for comfort reasons, until the 14th day before considering carrying their children for extended periods of time. For more
information on this and similar topics, I recommend a plastic surgery Q&A
book like "The Scoop On Breasts: A Plastic Surgeon Busts the Myths." Hope this info reassures you and good luck with your surgery.
Well, it is normal to be nervous. You really can't lift you child for several weeks after surgery. Best to ask your surgeon for post-op instructions. Good luck.
You are 100% correct in thinking about your post-operative course ahead of time. After you undergo your surgery, it would be unfortunately to invite complications because you have done too much too soon. Follow the advice of your plastic surgeon and his or her post-operative recommendations on do's and don't's. Best of luck to you.
Nervous about breast augmentation
Being nervous about your breast augmentation is completely normal. Many of my patients are moms who have had the breast deflation that comes for many after children and breastfeeding. They are perhaps the happiest of my post op patients. You have good help at home and should do great. Good luck.
Post Op Activity Restriction
Many BA patients are parents. Your Plastic Surgeon will be able to give you instruction regarding post op activity restrictions and let you know what to expect while you heal. I advise my patients not to do strenuous upper body workouts or heavy lifting for 6 weeks post op.
All the best