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Prepare for the Recovery Period after a Breast Enlargement Procedure

  • By celia barrymore
  • Published 02/6/2013

It is best to prepare for the aftercare when you plan a cosmetic surgery to enhance the shape and size of your breasts. Your surgeon is the right person to consult in seeking to understand what to expect after breast enlargement surgery. Here is a brief overview of how to take care of yourself after you undergo this surgery.

Ask for the details of the breast implants. It is important to have every detail about the breast implants used for your surgery, as you may need them if anything goes wrong later. These details must include the following:

  • The type and style of breast implants
  • The name of the manufacturer
  • The batch and serial number of the breast implants

It is the responsibility of the cosmetic surgery clinic to provide you with these details before you sign the consent form. If they do not provide the information, you need to ask for them.

Arrange for someone to take you home and stay with you. It may be possible for you to go home on the day of the surgery. However, at times, you may need to stay at the clinic overnight. Discuss this detail with the surgeon beforehand and arrange for your stay.

However, if your surgeon says that you may go home on the day of the surgery, you need to arrange for someone to drive you home. The effect of anaesthesia wears off gradually and it is better to ask someone to be with you for the first 24 hours after the operation.

Ask your surgeon about pain medications. As the effect of anaesthesia wears off, you may experience some pain, bruising and swelling in the breast area. Make sure your surgeon prescribes pain medications that you need for this.

You may feel tightness in your breasts or constriction of breathing in the post-operative period. You may also experience discomfort and twinges. These effects go away within a few weeks if you follow the directives of your surgeon and take ample rest.

Avoid activities that may have an adverse effect. Complete rest for a day or two is a good idea after a cosmetic surgery of this extent. You need to take one or two weeks off from work as well. You must also avoid activities that require movement of arms and chest.

Your surgeon may ask you to avoid things such as getting your wounds wet, lifting heavy objects or exercising for a week or more. You may also need to wear a support bra for the first few weeks after the breast enlargement procedure.

Ask for the details of the warning signs of problems. It is common to experience pain and numbness in the breasts after the surgery. However, if you experience severe pain along with a high fever after the surgery, you need to consult your doctor immediately.

Other symptoms that may become a cause of concern are excessive swelling, burning sensation, itching and redness of the skin and so on. If the breasts become deflated or there is a discharge from the wounds, you need to seek medical attention. 

Author Bio 

Celia Barrymore is a cosmetic surgeon. She provides a few tips and suggestions regarding the way to prepare for the recovery period after a breast augmentation in Ireland. If you are looking for more details from a clinic that specialises in cosmetic surgery in Ireland, she suggests you to check out online resources.


Hello, myself Celia Barrymore. I am a health blogger and doing the same for a long time. To know more about me…..please visit my website!!!!


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