Following your Dr. Prysi’s postoperative instructions is one of the most important steps you’ll take after your breast augmentation surgery. An easy recovery depends upon a number of factors, but the most important one is that you should be mentally prepared to pamper yourself during this phase. Some important but basic tips for the recovery phase of your breast implant surgery are as follows:
During the first few days after your surgery, you will need some assistance for some regular tasks. This includes going home, since you won’t be able to drive after surgery because of anesthesia. You also won’t be able to do any normal lifting, so you will need a close friend or family member to help with chores or looking after any kids.
It’s very common to feel mild discomfort after your surgery, and some women complain of pressure and tightness across the chest as well. Dr. Prysi will prescribe you medication for pain management, which will allow you to stay comfortable during the recovery phase. These medications can also help with swelling, which is another common part of your recovery.
Sleep and Rest
The most important part of your recovery is resting and allowing your body to heal. Be sure to stock up on your favorite books, make yourself comfortable in front of the TV, and your favorite movies. Make full use of this spare time– but be sure to get lots of sleep, too.
Eating the right foods will make sure your body has everything it needs to heal quickly and effectively. Take some time before your procedure to prepare some healthy, reheatable meals that are easy to grab. You’ll want to eat lots of fruits and vegetables, non-fatty proteins, and fibers to make sure your system functions well. And drink lots of water and clear liquids along the way!
Although you’ll receive detailed instructions about your recovery, it can be helpful to know what to expect so you can begin planning. For more information or to schedule a breast augmentation consultation, contact our office by calling or filling out our online form.