Patients seeking breast implant revision plastic surgery must consider the recovery process involved in the procedure. By avoiding any aggressive activities and following the surgeon’s instructions in a dedicated manner, patients can reduce the recovery duration involved in the procedure.
Plastic surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey provides breast implant revision to patients in Atlanta, Buckhead, Georgia, and surrounding communities.
Surgeons typically direct their patients to limit their movement and get adequate rest following breast implant revision surgery. Patients should not lift, bend, or strain the incision sites since this can lead to slow recovery and increased discomfort.
Patients who do not have to perform aggressive physical activities at work may return to their workplace in a week. However, if the patient’s work commitments are likely to cause excessive physical pressure, they may need to spend more time healing at home prior to resuming work. The surgeon can recommend a suitable time for the patient to restart her work safely.
The recovery duration may vary on the basis of whether the surgeon removes or replaces a breast implant in the revision procedure. In case the surgeon removes an implant, they will likely need to undertake a breast lift procedure as a part of the breast enhancement revision surgery, which may slightly prolong the healing process.
The surgeon will provide the patient with special instructions to help them reduce the breast augmentation recovery duration as well as make it as comfortable as possible for the patient. If the patient follows the surgeon’s guidelines in a diligent manner, she can enjoy her breast enhancement revision surgery for many years to come.
The First Two Weeks
After the breast implant revision cosmetic surgery, the patient may experience discomfort for the first 24 to 48 hours. Patients typically report breast pain and fatigue during this time.
The surgeon may prescribe pain medications to control the patient’s pain, but the state of tiredness and low energy may persist. Patients should ideally have a family member, friend, or professional caregiver assist them during this stage of their recovery.
The surgeon will apply gauze dressing to the patient’s breasts immediately after the surgery and remove the dressing after some days, replacing it with a surgical bra. If the surgeon uses sutures, they will remove these between seven to ten days after the procedure.
The Initial Few Months
The breasts will feel very sensitive for the first few days after breast enhancement revision surgery. The patient may experience swelling for up to five weeks. She should avoid any physical contact in the breast region until the sensitivity resolves to reduce the risk of injury and a prolonged recovery. Moreover, patients should engage in aggressive activities or exercise only after a month following the surgery.
It is important for the patient to allow her body to heal prior to resuming their regular physical activity level. If the patient does not allow herself adequate time to heal, it can damage the breasts, causing an even more prolonged recovery phase.
These injuries can adversely affect the results of the surgery. Women considering breast enhancement revision should have an in-depth discussion on the recovery stage with their surgeon to gather a detailed comprehension of the time that they would need to invest in this procedure.
Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey receives patients from Atlanta, Buckhead, Georgia, and nearby areas for breast implant revision.
Serving patients in and around Atlanta, Buckhead, Roswell, Marietta, Georgia and surrounding areas.