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Resuming normal activities after a breast implant procedure

Friday, March 1, 2013

If you're one of the many women who has dreamed all her life of having a curvier, more alluring figure, you may be overjoyed at the prospect that your breast augmentation surgery is right around the corner!

When women choose to invest in breast implants, they're not just changing the way they look - they're also gaining an exciting new lease on life. Breast implants can help ladies enjoy a greater surge in confidence and allow them to finally obtain the bodies they've always longed for.

For most, deciding to undergo surgery is one of the most significant and rewarding choices they've ever made, but many are drawn to the same questions about recovery.

Often times, women are concerned about how long it will take for them to resume normal activities after a breast implant procedure. With these helpful tips, you can gain insight into the healing process and come one step closer to making your vision of the perfect body a reality.

What should I expect during recovery?
During breast augmentation consultations, you can get a better sense from your surgeon about the physical toll that surgery may take on your body. Usually aches and pains are common after a procedure and should lessen over the course of your recovery period.

Swelling and redness can also occur, but with the post-op items - like a supportive sports bra - you can relieve some of these symptoms and get on the fast-track toward total recovery. Best of all, taking breast implants before and after photos after you're done healing can reveal just how far you've come!

Returning to normal activities
In the days immediately following your surgery, you may be feeling tired and sore. During this time, getting up and moving around may be the last thing you want to do, but it's essential that you push yourself to get back on your feet.

Even walking around your home for a short period of time can hasten the recovery process and give you a much-needed boost of energy, which your body will need in order to heal.

While you should strive to take it easy with other forms of exercise in the weeks after the procedure, engaging in moderate activities should be fine. In fact, you should be able to return to work shortly after the surgery, once you get approval from your cosmetic surgery provider!

Breast Augmentation Post-Op Guide. Accessed 2-28-13. 

Am I a good candidate for breast augmentation? The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Accessed on 2-28-13.

Breast Augmentation Recovery. Implant Info. Accessed on 2-28-13.

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