You’ve decided a breast augmentation is in your cards. But if you’re like many women, you’re probably worried about the recovery and waiting for the ‘perfect time’ to get your breast augmentation. Maybe you want to wait until after your family vacation, or perhaps you’ve just gotten a big promotion and can’t tear yourself away from work. We understand – life happens.
At Image Surgical Arts, we know just how important it is to get back to your routine as quickly as possible. However, it’s also important that you take enough time off work to prevent potential complications and ensure a healthy recovery.
So, how soon can you return to work?
Well, that depends. Every woman heals differently and has unique circumstances. You’re much more likely to return to work sooner if you have a desk job rather than someone who has a profession that’s physically demanding.
Consider this: After breast augmentation surgery, you’ll need to refrain from lifting anything 10-pounds or more for the first two weeks. You’re encouraged not to lift anything weighing more than 20-pounds for four weeks post-surgery.
In most cases, women can return to light activities within the first week with the help of a support bra. Two-weeks post-surgery, you can begin to ease in more strenuous activities but don’t rush things. It can take several weeks to regain full range of motion and mobility.
Emotional distress can prolong your recovery as well. If you’re able, it’s a good idea to plan ahead by scheduling yourself part-time until energy levels are fully restored which can take about a month.
Listening to your body and closely following your post-op instructions can reduce the appearance of scars and minimize downtime. Your body will tell you when enough is enough.
Dr. Brady Harris is a board-certified surgeon with fellowship training in cosmetic surgery that uses the latest advancements in surgical techniques to facilitate an optimal outcome with a speedy recovery. He creates individualized post-operative instructions for each of his patients based on age, implant and incision type, overall general health and job type.
Interested in learning more? Schedule your consultation with Dr. Brady Harris by calling Image Surgical Arts – Paducah at (270) 366-1932 or filling out the form on this page.
*Individual outcomes may vary.