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Recovery process for breast augmentation surgery

The recovery process for breast augmentation surgery is somewhat simpler than other surgeries.

The patients usually ask about the healing process for breast surgery due to many concerns (read about plastic surgery myths).

Even though for breast surgery, there is no stitches removal, patients are recommended to stay 7 days post-surgery to have a check-up before leaving.

 

Recovery process for breast augmentation surgery

 

We put together a healing process timeline to help you prepare better for your surgery in Korea.

Recovery time differs per individual.

 

Recovery process for breast augmentation surgery: Before Surgery

 

Avoid alcohol and smoking for 1-2 weeks before surgery and 1-3 months after surgery.

Do not have any blood thinners like aspirin for 1-2 weeks before surgery.

 

Recovery process for breast augmentation surgery
Before/2 months after surgery

 

The surgeon will see you for a consultation and prior to surgery, draw a design and prepare your surgical plan. The surgery is done under general anesthesia at ID Hospital.

On the surgery day, you have to fast for 8 hours before surgery (no food, water or even medicines).

 

Recovery process for breast augmentation surgery: After Surgery

 

You will get discharged 3-4 hours after the surgery after doctor’s check-up.

A blood bag is not used normally but in some cases, if required, it may be used for 1 day.

 

Recovery process for breast augmentation surgery
Before/ 2 weeks post-surgery results

 

Major swelling takes 2 to 3 weeks to reduce but you can get back to your normal routine within a week.

Have your prescribed medication (antibiotics, muscle relaxers, painkillers etc.) on time after eating. Never take medication on an empty stomach.

 

Recovery process for breast augmentation surgery: 1-3 Days Post-surgery

 

Do not sleep sideways or facing downwards, sleep on your back and keep your head level above your heart level.

 

Recovery process for breast augmentation surgery

 

You have to wear the compression bra and band for 24/7 for a month after surgery.

 

Recovery process for breast augmentation surgery: 1 Week later

 

From the 7th day onwards, you have to start taking the medicine for preventing capsular contracture (separate box given).

 

Recovery process for breast augmentation surgery
Swelling After surgery laser treatment

 

You will have a swelling care session if you had surgery at ID Hospital.

You cannot go to the sauna/steam room for 4 weeks.

Avoid smoking and alcohol for 1-3 months after surgery.

Do not wear glasses or exercise for a month after surgery.

 

Recovery process for breast augmentation surgery: 1-6 Months later

 

After 1 month, you can start using the scar treatment ointment (available at any pharmacy, no prescription required).

For the correction bra and band, after 1 month, you can switch to wearing it daily for a few hours. However, it is mandatory to wear it for 3 months when you sleep.

You can start light exercises after one month.

At the 3 months mark, you can begin sleeping on your side. You can also start wearing a sports bra.

 

 

Recovery process for breast augmentation surgery
Before/ 2 weeks after surgery (FFS Breast augmentation surgery) Click here to go to the interview

 

Recovery process for breast augmentation surgery: 6 Months to a year

 

At this point, your breasts have healed completely and you will be able to see the final surgery results.

You can wear underwired bras and do more intensive workouts.

 

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