• Our (Relatively) Quick and Painless Guide to Breast Augmentation Recovery

    by Dr. Semone Rochlin
    on Mar 23rd, 2017
  1. Follow Your Post-Op Regimen (Even if You Don’t Want to)

    First and foremost, your body just underwent a traumatic experience. You are going to be sore and grumpy, and you won’t feel like doing much for a while. However, to keep you healthy and as comfortable as possible, take your antibiotics (the whole course), your painkillers (and NO NSAIDS), and drink plenty of water. You may not feel up to eating, but make sure you eat something, even if you’re nauseous. Toast, crackers, and chicken broth are go-to favorites for upset stomachs.

  2. Don’t Mess With the Dress-ing

    Keep your bandages and dressing intact until your follow-up with Dr. Rochlin. Don’t pick at anything and don’t shower until the doctor says you can. Keep your silicone strips on to minimize your scarring. Don’t forget to wear your strap.  Wear your *sports* bra at all times for the two months (underwires shouldn’t be worn for two months).

  3. Keep The Blood Pumping (But Not Too Much)

    You should get up and move around every few hours to keep your blood moving so you can heal, but don’t overdo the activity. That means no lifting over ten pounds or strenuous exercise in the first four weeks, minimum. If you normally do an activity (and you’re starting to feel up to it) ask Dr. Rochlin if it’s safe to resume at your stage in recovery. As Scottsdale’s premiere female cosmetic surgeon, she’s looking out for your best interests.
    Oh, and don’t smoke. It decreases blood flow and increases both your recovery time and your risk of infection. Plus, it’s really, really bad for you.

  4. Keep Out of the Sun and Tanning Beds

    While being bronze might seem like an excellent addition to your curvaceous new physique, it’s a bad idea. Tanning is super-damaging to your skin, and it will slow your healing time and make your incisions stand out more. Instead, use a broad-spectrum sunblock with at least SPF 15. Your new investment will thank you.

In conclusion, follow the instructions Dr. Rochlin gives you for Post-Op care to the letter. It may not seem like a big deal, since Scottsdale breast augmentation is the most common cosmetic surgery in part because of its rapid recovery time, but your body needs time to heal. And, of course, to adjust to its shapely new dimensions.

So give your healing body a break and take care of yourself.

You’re worth it.

Author Dr. Semone Rochlin Dr. Semone B. Rochlin is a Board Certified General Surgeon specializing in Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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