Breast Augmentation Recovery
Serving Knoxville, Sevierville, Knox County & nearby areas of Tennessee
Breast augmentation is a complex surgical procedure that will require sufficient time to heal. During your breast augmentation consultation, Dr. Kleto will give you a clear idea of what you can expect during recovery. Following your procedure, taking time to closely follow all of Dr. Kleto’s post-surgical advice will be necessary to reduce your breast augmentation risks.
Recovering from Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation is performed under general anesthesia. You will need a ride to and from the outpatient surgery center. Try also to arrange additional help during the first 24 hours following your surgery.
Immediately following your breast surgery you will experience some swelling and discomfort. This will be dealt with through medications provided by Dr. Kleto. Swelling will begin to subside after a few days and will continue to improve over several weeks.
During this time, your incisions may continue to feel sore. It is important that you take any antibiotics Tennessee breast surgeon, Dr. Kleto has prescribed, and refrain from taking aspirin or ibuprofen until Dr. Kleto gives you the okay. These medications can increase bleeding.
Keep your suture area clean and dry at all times Dr. Kleto allows patients to take a shower on the second day after surgery. You may then replace the breast dressing with a sports bra. Do not use cream or lotions on your sutures. These can increase your risk for infection.
Returning to Your Normal Schedule
You should be able to return to work within four to seven days. In the meantime, you will want to take it easy and avoid any strenuous exercise. Walking is a great form of mild exercise that you can practice the day after your surgery. Walking will also help reduce swelling and discomfort by increasing blood flow. Rigorous exercise and heavy lifting will need to wait for at least three to four weeks. Dr. Kleto will let you know when those activities can resume.
Full recovery can take a few months. During this time it is important that you follow all of Dr. Kleto’s advice, and bring any areas of concern to his attention right away. He will schedule appointments with you after one week, again at six weeks, and once a year thereafter. However, he will be available to you should you need him at any time in between these visits as well.
The final results of your breast augmentation will be visible as soon as swelling subsides and muscle relaxes. The results from your procedure will last a very long time. Dr. Kleto will be happy to discuss any specific questions you have about breast augmentation recovery during your initial consultation.
To learn more about breast augmentation recovery in Knoxville, Sevierville, or Knox County, Tennessee, please contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Dean Kleto to schedule an initial consultation.
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