Six Things You Can Do To Keep Comfortable While Recovering From Breast Augmentation

Posted on: 22 February 2018

Breast augmentation surgery can make you more confident and improve your appearance. However, it can take some time to recover from the procedure and some discomfort can be expected in the days following the operation.

The following are six things that you can do after your breast augmentation procedure to ensure that your recovery is as comfortable as possible:

Take some time off from work or school

If you're undergoing breast augmentation, you should set some time aside to recover before going back to work or school.

Generally speaking, one week off of work should be adequate to give you some time to rest and heal in comfort. However, you should take some extra time off if your job involves a strenuous activity or a great deal of movement. 

Never take any pain medicine on an empty stomach

You're going to be prescribed some pain medication to help you deal with discomfort after your breast augmentation surgery.

To avoid uncomfortable side effects like nausea, you should never take any pain medication you've been prescribed on an empty stomach. Have at least a small snack when you take your pain medicine to avoid feeling sick. 

Don't engage in strenuous activities during the weeks afterward

You can expect swelling in your breasts and drainage from incision sights after the breast augmentation procedure. Strenuous activity could aggravate swelling and drainage and make it more difficult for your breasts to heal properly after the procedure. 

Avoid exercise for a few weeks after the procedure so that incision sights have the chance to heal before you put any strain on your skin. 

Stock up on supplies beforehand

You're probably not going to feel like going out and shopping after your procedure.

It's a good idea to plan ahead by stocking up on everyday items like food, cleaning supplies, and toiletries before the operation so that you don't have to run any errands during the days immediately after. 

Drink a lot of water or fluids

Staying hydrated helps your body to heal faster by keeping your skin moist and healthy.

Fluids in the body ensure that nutrients get delivered where they're needed and that oxygen is efficiently channeled to the cells. Oxygen and nutrient delivery are essential to healing. 

Avoid sleeping on your stomach

Sleeping on your stomach can put a strain on breasts that are healing from breast augmentation surgery. It can even displace breast implants. 

You should sleep on either your back or your side while you're recovering from a breast augmentation.