Helpful Breast Augmentation and Reconstruction After Care Tips

Breast augmentations are very popular procedures in Australia.

Madhusree Das

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Breast augmentations are very popular procedures in Australia, and for good reason – they provide patients with a great deal more self-confidence and can help fix a lot of physical issues that can occur naturally over time. Despite people finding great success with their augmentation procedure, as with any other procedure there are some very important tips to keep in mind during the recovery process to ensure that healing is as speedy as possible. In this article, we take a look at a few of these tips to give you a better idea of how to look after yourself after a breast augmentation procedure.  

Investing in prep time

Both breast augmentations and breast reconstruction in Sydney help patients achieve much more symmetrical and proportionate breasts, which can also be very valuable in helping develop their self-confidence. Focusing on these advantages is often very important for these patients as a result, but it can also mean that they think less about their needs directly after the conversation.

Aftercare for breast augmentation and reconstruction is extremely important and should not be dismissed, and for this reason asking your surgeon about what you need to adjust to in relation to your lifestyle afterwards can be very helpful. This is because preparation for the recovery will typically happen in the days before the procedure – patients will need to organise for someone to potentially help them around the house as they recover and ensure that all prescription medicine and grocery shopping is already done so that no strenuous activity need occur.

This is also the time in which you ask your surgeon about any issues you might personally foresee affecting you in relation to your circumstances, as these will often differ amongst patients. 

Recovering in the days afterwards

Following your breast augmentation or reconstructive surgery, the most important thing you should be doing is resting. To ensure that you rest in the most comfortable way (and also the way that is most conducive to healing) remember to sleep on your back exclusively, as it is only in this position that you will minimise swelling and fluid build-up.

You should also keep in mind that lifting your arms too high can also cause damage, so make sure that anything you need is at a height where it can be easily reached. If you are finding that any sites related to the surgery are inflamed, you can usually help minimise this with some icepacks, and compression garments are also frequently recommended to be worn during the recovery process.

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Although swelling, bruising and discomfort will typically be present at the start, this should greatly improve after the first week, but make sure to not forget your recovery during this stage as aftercare is still just as important.  

Remember to follow up where necessary

If you remember how important rest is, you shouldn’t have too many issues at all when it comes to your recovery process, but that doesn’t mean that something unexpected won’t come up! In these situations, it's good to remember that you’re not cut off from help from your surgery is all wrapped up – if you have any questions that want answered in relation to the recovery process, it’s great idea to get in touch to ensure that you’re doing everything correctly. This way, you can expect the best possible and speediest recovery.

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