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Your Breast Augmentation Recovery Guide

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Our Approach to Surgery is Anything but Plastic

Recovery is often the most asked-about part of the breast augmentation procedure process. Knowing what to expect throughout your surgical journey may help you feel more prepared and confident with moving forward with the procedure. Here’s what most of our rapid recovery breast augmentation patients may expect throughout breast enlargement surgical recovery:

Week 1

The Swell Stage: Expect significant swelling, discomfort, and possibly minor bruising. Breasts still have not reached their final shape or size yet. Pain can be managed with prescription pain medication and ice packs. Follow our post-op care instructions: no lifting, keeping your incisions clean, and wearing your custom-fit breast augmentation surgical garment.

Week 2-3

Take Me To Work Stage: Most breast augmentation surgery discomfort should resolve, and you’ll likely feel well enough to return to work. We still advise most of our patients to limit exercise and activities and generally take it easy.

Week 4-5

The Home Stretch Stage: By the fourth and fifth weeks post-recovery, we ask our patients to continue to wear the custom-fit post-surgical garment bra. With the okay from your board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Coan, you’ll be able to increase your activity level and slowly introduce more strenuous activity.

Week 6

Bursting with Happiness Stage: Most swelling and discomfort will have diminished and dissipated by the sixty weeks. At this stage, your breast implants will be starting to settle. Most of our patients at this stage may return to all normal activities and enjoy their new breasts!

Schedule a Consultation

If you have any questions about your breast augmentation recovery process, contact our award-winning plastic surgery office at (919) 484-4884 or email us at Don’t forget, you can also find us on Instagram! CARE Plastic Surgery is located in the Triangle region of North Carolina.

This Blog is not intended to replace a consultation with your board-certified plastic surgeon.

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