How soon can I return to work after Breast Augmentation?
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Here are general recommendations that I give to my patients:
Recuperation and healingYou can usually drive after all pain and muscle relaxation medications have stopped, and you feel comfortable with this activity, usually within the first week following surgery. Many patients can return to work in a few days, unless their occupation requires particularly strenuous movements and lifting. In such a case, up to 6 weeks may be required depending on the physical demands of your job. The final appearance, shape, and movement are not exactly the same as normal breasts. The surgically enlarged breasts do not move in the same way as normal breasts. They tend to be firmer. The contours are usually somewhat different than normal breasts. In some patients these discrepancies may be rather noticeable. Although every effort is made to place the implants symmetrically, complete symmetry is rarely achieved. Immediately after surgery, the breasts are swollen and firmer. The final shape and size is approximated after 2 to 3 months, but up to one year may be required for the end result. Initial discomfort is controlled with oral medication. Sutures dissolve in 7 to 14 days. Light activities can be resumed as tolerated. Light exercise can be started in about 2-3 weeks, and strenuous exercise after 6 weeks. Your doctor may require you to move or massage the implants within the breast pockets during the postoperative period. Textured implants do not require breast massage.
Time off of work w/ BA
Take a week off after breast augmentation
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Returning to work.
Thanks for your question. Generally a week is enough time to take of work after a breast augmentation. However, it also depends on you general health condition, if you are someone who bounces back fairly well, and if you job is behind a desk or more physical. Follow the instructions of your Plastic Surgeon.
Time off work after breast augmentation
Thanks for posting your question. I am happy to try and help you. It is important to remember that a board certified plastic surgeon will be your best resource when it comes to an accurate assessment of your situation, and concerns.
Having said that, 5-7 days is usually enough. It really depends on what you do. So will go back to desk work in 3 days.
I hope you found this helpful. Have a great day.
Time off breast augmentation
The remainder of the week will be ideal for a desk job
Return to work.
With that being said, most of my breast augmentation clients go back to work the next day; can goto the gym, and return to a normal lifestyle immediately after surgery. Dr. John Tebbetts in Dallas can be credited for opening the eyes of a number of surgeons, but the vast majority are still very skeptical of those claims.
That being said, this question is really best reserved for your PS, as his/her routine will vary slightly from what everyone else on here does. Call the office and ask the staff, as they will be very well versed in answering this question as it is one of the most common questions we get.
Time off from Breast Augmentation
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