The breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic procedure, used to enhance the size and shape of the breasts. While waiting for your procedure can be a very exciting time, it should also be a time to prepare for your recovery and life after your procedure. Here’s what you need to know after your breast augmentation with Dr. Howland.

Discomfort is manageable

Levels of discomfort after breast augmentation will vary depending on the individual patient and the techniques which were used. However, you should be ready for some discomfort, especially in the first several days. Make sure you pick up your prescription pain medication to have ready for you when you leave your procedure. Some find ice packs to be helpful as well as body pillows to keep them in a comfortable position while they heal. The majority of your discomfort should resolve after the first week.

Results take time

You can expect some swelling and bruising after your procedure that can hide your results. The majority of this swelling will diminish in the first few weeks, but your last bit of swelling could linger for several more months. Your implants may also sit higher on the chest at first. This is completely normal and your implants will settle into a more natural position with time.

Follow-up visits

Your procedure day isn’t the last you’ll see of your surgeon! A follow-up appointment will allow Dr. Howland to check on your healing process to see how your results are looking. Depending on the type of implants you chose, future visits may be necessary to ensure their structure. Today’s implants can last for 10 years or longer, however, it’s always better to be prepared for a possible future revision to refresh your implants.

To learn more about what you can expect after a breast augmentation procedure, contact our office and schedule your consultation with Dr. Howland.