By Michael Sundine, MD
Breast augmentation is a popular plastic surgery procedure performed to enhance the fullness of a woman’s breasts. Typically achieved through the use of saline or silicone filled implants, breast augmentation may also be performed to correct severely asymmetrical breasts (where one breast is a cup size or more smaller than the other breast). [fourthly_city] Breast Augmentation Recovery may vary slightly from patient to patient and also depends on if they have any other procedures performed in combination with the Breast Augmentation (such as a Breast Lift or Tummy Tuck or Liposuction). Generally speaking, however, following the breast augmentation procedure the breasts are wrapped in gauze, an elastic bandage and/or a support bra to help support the breasts and minimize swelling in the area as you heal. Patients will typically be released home a few hours after the procedure and will be given instructions for your recovery medications and other guidelines to follow as you recover. The support bra should be worn 24/7 during the first 1-2 weeks following the procedure. Swelling and soreness is normal for the first few weeks following the procedure and should gradually fade as you heal. If you are interested in learning more about the breast augmentation procedure and recovery process and to find out if you are a good candidate for the procedure, contact our office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Sundine today.