Is 5 days enough time to recover and head back to work after a BA?
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Listen to your body and consult your plastic surgeon for the smoothest recovery.
Thanks for your question. Because everyone will heal and recover at a different rate, there’s no cut and dried timeline for when you can return to work following your breast augmentation. At a desk job, if you’re feeling up to going back to work at five days post-op, this shouldn’t be cause for concern, but it’s always a good idea to check with your plastic surgeon to be sure. Just remember to ease your body into each new activity that you try as you recover, and don’t push yourself to do too much too quickly. Listen to your body and your plastic surgeon!
Return to work after BA
Thanks for posting your question.
The best guidance I give my patients is that return to a low activity desk job after BA can occur when the patient no longer needs pain medications. This is frequently within 3-7 days post op depending upon the patient.
Returning to work post breast augmentation
It is always best to consult with your surgeon for confirmation before returning to work.
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For non-strenuous clerical-type work, it is generally 3-5 days after surgery before you may be able to return to work. Just make sure you don't do any heavy lifting.
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Steven Camp MD
Working After Breast Augmentation
You are likely okay to return to a desk job 5 days post-op, but pay attention to your body. The most important thing to remember during your recovery is to stay away from heavy lifting. Don't pick up anything weighing more than 10 pounds. Patients often take 1-2 weeks off of work to ensure proper recovery, but some patients heal more easily than others. Your plastic surgeon can monitor your progress and tell you best how to deal with recovery while working. Best of luck!
5 days recovery enough?
Jaime Perez, MD
Breast Augmentation Specialist
Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa
Recovery from breast augmentation
Usual breast augmentation will not cause a long healing time. Most of my patients can go back to work mainly 4 to 7 days after the operation. Of course your job condition is important. I guess you can work. The best suggestion should be made by your doctor. Take care CC055!
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