Every woman’s body is unique, so there is no exact timeline for breast augmentation recovery. The typical breast augmentation recovery time is six weeks on average. The first three to five days are typically the most uncomfortable, but the discomfort is manageable. Immediately following surgery, patients may feel groggy and disoriented due to the effects of anesthesia. They’ll need someone to drive them home. Our care team will also provide you with a post-surgical comfortable soft support bra that will need to be worn following your surgery.
For the first few days after surgery, patients will need to rest and avoid any strenuous activity. Patients are advised to avoid lifting heavy objects and performing any activities that may strain the chest muscles.
After about a week, patients will have a follow-up appointment with Dr. Keusch to monitor progress and remove any sutures or drains if needed. At this point, most patients can resume light activities but should continue to avoid any strenuous exercise such as running or heavy lifting.
It may take several weeks to a few months for the swelling to fully subside, and for the implants to settle into their final position. However, most patients are able to resume normal activities about two months after breast implant surgery.