Our primary goal during breast augmentation recovery is to ensure our patients are able to return to their daily activities as quickly as possible, without any setbacks or complications. Dr. David L. Liland and his dedicated staff in Dallas, TX, will be there to guide you through each stage of treatment to ensure the highest level of care from start to finish. The healing time will vary, depending upon the location of the incision and the implant, as well as the size of the implant. However, most patients can expect to resume full activities after six weeks.
What Impacts Recovery?
The size of the implant you receive will affect your recovery timeline. Patients who select larger implants will often have a longer healing process, as these implants can place greater pressure on the underlying muscles and also cause the skin to stretch. The location of the incision is also an important consideration, as it can dictate your exercise regimen. Patients who receive inframammary incisions may be advised to wait two to four weeks before participating in exercises that target the upper body. Incisions place around the areola, on the other hand, typically require less downtime. Lastly, the location of your implant will affect your recovery. Submusclar placement is a more invasive procedure than subglandular placement, and in turn, typically requires more downtime.
Typical Recovery Stages
Immediately following your breast augmentation surgery, we can wrap your breasts in gauze dressing and provide you with a support garment to help minimize swelling. You will then be transported from the surgical suite to a recovery area, where we can monitor you for about one to a few hours after surgery. Once you have completely stabilized, you will be discharged and provided with a set of post-operative instructions.