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What to expect after breast augmentation surgery

Most women who have considered a breast augmentation have thought long and hard about it. She does not want to make a rash decision.

But if she decides to proceed, she will want to choose a San Diego board certified plastic surgeon and have an in-depth consultation with the doctor.

The consultation is an opportunity to become more educated about the procedure, how long the recovery will take, and what to expect along the way.

Her doctor will share with her that when it comes to recovery after the procedure, every woman is different. However, to make it as easy as possible, she should follow her doctor’s orders to the letter.

After the surgery, the majority of women are back on their feet in a few days despite feeling tired and sore. She will also be instructed to wear a postoperative surgical bra for support.

Once up and around, of course a woman will want to shower. Her doctor will have supplied a waterproof dressing.

If a woman has small children, she should see about getting help with them. The patient needs rest and her doctor will let her know when it is safe to pick up small children.

The same goes with housework. Her doctor will let her know when she can resume those duties.

Most women will want to return to work as soon as possible. Again, her doctor will help her decide when the best time is. If she has a desk job with little physical activity, she may return sooner than a woman who has a job which requires physical exertion.

The patient should also consult with her doctor about when she can return to her exercise program. Generally, a woman can walk or use a treadmill fairly quickly. Any other type of exercise may take a little longer for approval.

If a woman follows her doctor’s orders, it won’t be long before she will be able to resume all her normal activities this time with the new silhouette she wanted.

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