If you’re like most people, you want your breast augmentation recovery to be over with as soon as possible. The recovery timeline can vary from person to person, but there are a few things that you can do to make the process go smoothly and speedily. Here are some tips on how to make the recovery process easier on yourself and get you back to your normal routine as quickly as possible.
Tip 1: Rest and Relax.
This may seem like a no-brainer, but it’s very important to give your body the time it needs to recover. Too many women are tempted to get up and going before they really should, and this often leads to overdoing it. It can also create complications, which may significantly lengthen your recovery. Listen to your surgeon and to your body, get enough rest, and reintroduce your daily activities little by little so that your body can recover fully, and you can get back on track.
Tip 2: Listen to Your Body.
Your body will tell you what it’s ready for and what it needs during your recovery. Take the time to listen to it now, and you can help your recovery go quickly. When you start to feel better, increase activities gradually, and don’t push yourself too hard. If you start to feel pain, or if something doesn’t feel quite right, stop and take it easy. It’s better to err on the side of caution than risk setting yourself back.
Tip 3: Follow the Instructions of Your Surgeon.
Your surgeon knows best, so be sure to follow all their instructions during your recovery. This includes all instructions regarding your activities, what to wear, how long to take off work, etc. Carefully obeying all your surgeon’s instructions can help to ensure that your recovery goes smoothly and that there are no setbacks.
Tip 4: Take Enough Time Off.
You may feel like Superwoman most of the time, but there’s a reason that most plastic surgeons recommend taking one to two weeks off from work after breast augmentation. Your body needs this time to rest and recover. Taking enough time off now lets your body heal so that when you get back to work, you don’t have anything holding you back.
Tip 5: Eat Right.
Eating a healthy diet helps your body heal more quickly after major surgery. Incorporate plenty of fruits, vegetables, and lean protein into your diet. These nutrients will help your body recover from surgery while keeping your immune system strong. It’s also important to drink plenty of fluids (especially water and juice) to maintain circulation.
Tip 6: Keep Your Circulation Up.
Blood flow is critical for the healing process after breast augmentation surgery. You want to reduce the risk of blood clots and keep your circulation up. Take a short walk every few hours and avoid sitting or lying in the same position for too long, and you’ll also help reduce swelling and stiffness.
Tip 7: Get Help When You Need It.
This is probably the most important tip of all. During recovery, you will need someone to help you and watch your children, bring you meals, and run errands and clean for you. Trying to do these things yourself when you’re recovering from major surgery is both unreasonable and unwise, and it will probably slow down your recovery. As much as you’ll be tempted to resume your normal activities right away, it’s better to rely on your family and friends to help you get through it.
Following these seven tips can help you recover from breast augmentation surgery as quickly as possible and get you back to your normal routine in no time.
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