Rehabilitation after breast augmentation surgery

The main prerequisites for rapid recovery after augmentation mammoplasty are moral preparation, strict adherence to the doctor’s recommendations, and a positive attitude. The rules and restrictions that surgeons must follow reduce the risk of side effects, and medication alleviates the condition and improves the outcome.

Possible complications

Complications caused by a wound infection can occur within 1-2 weeks: increased swelling, severe pain, fever.

Patients with bleeding disorders are allowed to remove physical activity or compression underwear for the first 3 weeks, and hematomas appear.

Damage to the glands, loading of the pleural belt, running, bending can provoke the rotation and rotation of the implant.

In women who lack glandular, adipose tissue, visualization, palpation of the endoprosthesis, ripple (skin ripple) is possible. Lipofilling corrects such defects.

After 3-12 months, they are diagnosed with:

  • capsular contracture (hardening of the fibrous membrane);
  • asymmetry of glands, nipples;
  • stagnation of lymph fluid (seroma);
  • hypertrophic keloid scars;
  • anaplastic lymphoma (approximately 100 cases per 1 million surgeries).

Timeline of the recovery period

The complexity and duration of rehabilitation depends on the degree of complexity of the mammoplasty. After a simple implant augmentation, women recover faster and easier than after a complex endoprosthesis combined with lifting to remove excess tissue.

The postoperative wound heals within 5-7 days. Implants take root within 8-10 weeks. A new breast is formed for six months. The surgeon performs scheduled examinations to check the dynamics of wound healing and identify complications.

The outcome of surgery depends 30% on the experience and knowledge of the doctor. 70% of the result is given by the patient's correct behavior. A woman needs to know how to behave, what feelings are the norm, and what are the differences.

First postoperative week

On the first day, the patient is in the intensive care unit. The effects of anesthesia are felt: weakness, drowsiness, nausea. Chest pain is dull in nature. Painkillers are prescribed to relieve the condition. They can go to the end of the first day. An extract will be issued on the second day.

The first 3-6 days is the norm:

  • temperature rise to 37, 9 degrees;
  • feeling of tension, feeling full in the mammary glands (the larger the volume of the endoprosthesis, the stronger the feelings);
  • edema, hematomas (appearance of new hematomas, increase in the size of the edema is an alarming symptom);
  • loss of skin sensitivity in the area of the nipples, lower pole.

Compression bra required. Underwear cannot be removed for 30-45 days, even at night. Appear on bandages on days specified by your doctor. It is forbidden to raise your hands, sleep sideways and on your stomach, bathe, or lift objects heavier than a few kg.

Second postoperative week

From day 6 onwards, the pain and discomfort disappear. The seams are shown in Figures 7-10. days. The swelling persists, invisible under the bedding.

I like the chest with its volume. Women can go to non-manual work, do simple housework.

In order for the implant to maintain its proper position for one month after breast augmentation, it is impossible to:

  • walking, sleeping without compression underwear;
  • lie on your stomach, side;
  • lean forward, down;
  • jump and run, put a load on your shoulder girdle, press;
  • weight-lifting;
  • overheats.

One month after surgery

After 4-6 weeks, the swelling of the glands is barely noticeable or disappears. Itching, tingling and mild pain appear in the area of the scar.

Women live a normal life: go to bed without underwear, take a warm bath, take a long walk. The compression bandage is replaced with a medical-licensed wired bra or sports top.

Yoga and Pilates classes are allowed. They do a slight warm-up at home, avoiding movements that cause pain and discomfort. Strain on the legs is not contraindicated. The mammary glands must be protected from shock, pressure and shock. He still can’t overheat, sunbathe, fly.

More than a month after implant placement

Most restrictions will go away after 60-75 days. During this period, capsules are formed and the pectoral muscles adapt to the endoprosthesis. There is a reduction in displacement and swelling of the implants.

From the third month you can sleep on your stomach, relax in the sauna, on the beach, bathe. You can print the press, exercise, exercise, walk the streets or on a treadmill. The doctor will allow you to jog, jump within 4-5 months, and exercise within six months.

It is only possible to play sports in a tight sports top in the first year. Gland trauma should be avoided throughout the implant period.

Medications, drugs, diet to shorten the rehabilitation period

use of ointments after mammoplasty

During the first week, patients come to the office to get dressed and then take care of their breasts on their own. Your doctor will prescribe:

  • antibacterial antifungal therapy (7-10 days);
  • antiseptics for the treatment of sutures (brilliant green solution, iodine, disinfectant solutions for 15-20 days).

When the bark comes off, the scars are smeared with wound healing agents. Depending on the stage of recovery, surgeons recommend anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial ointments.

When buying bras, you should choose models with wide straps and deep caps. In order for the breast to heal faster, include a large amount of high-protein food in your diet: fish, poultry, cottage cheese. Eat fresh vegetables and fruits, gelatinous foods (aspic, jelly), zinc, peanuts, pine nuts, beans.

Frequently asked questions, answers to them

I want to decide on surgery, but I don't know what to expect?

After the 3D modeling, you will see the aesthetic result on the monitor screen. After the procedure, the pain is insignificant, uncomfortable for the first 5 days. If you adhere to the restrictions and process the seams correctly, you can admire the new shapes within a few months, forgetting about the operation.

Do bad habits (smoking, alcohol) affect the rehabilitation process?

The use of alcohol, nicotine, causes vasospasm, which leads to an insufficient supply of oxygen to the tissues. After each cigarette, the blood vessels contract for 90 minutes. Rejection and tissue necrosis are three times more common in patients who smoke and consume alcohol.

I go to the gym quite often. Are there any restrictions?

You can go to the gym from the fifth week, but you should be limited to treadmill walks, press exercises, and leg muscles. Yoga, Pilates allowed. Career, weight training is available after 4-6 months. Women with implants placed under the pectoralis muscle are prohibited from exercising professionally.

Sex is important to me. Is an active sex life possible during rehabilitation?

In the first three to five days, the discomfort and pain do not contribute to the awakening of sexual desires. You can and should have sex from the end of the first week. The chest must be protected from pressure and tremors. Choose positions in which the man is behind, put your hands on a solid support to reduce body swing and have fun.

Tell us about the rules of rest after surgery?

Your doctor recommends that you rest in a semi-sitting position for the first three days. You can only sleep on your back for 20-30 days.

I cannot find a detailed description of the implementation of hygiene procedures during the rehabilitation period on the Internet. Can you give me some advice?

Showering is allowed for 3-4 days. The water temperature is 36 degrees. The seam can be dampened, but not touched by hand, with a dishcloth. Use baby soap, neutral pH gel. After bathing, the scar should be treated with a disinfectant, a bandage should be applied, and compression underwear should be worn. After 30 days, a hot bath is allowed.

My job involves frequent business trips. Is it possible to use air travel often?

The air traffic ban will be lifted after 90 days. The frequency of flights is not limited.