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What Kind of a Recovery Can I Expect from the Best Breast Augmentation Los Angeles has to Offer?
When it comes to the most popular plastic surgery procedures in America, breast augmentation has claimed the top spot for more than a decade. Many women who work with the best breast augmentation Los Angeles has to offer at Grossman Medical reported to have better self-confidence, more success in their professional life, and all around greater happiness in their day-to-day lives. At Grossman Medical, every patient who has received a breast augmentation procedure has reported 100% satisfaction with their results, and a great degree of the positive feedback we have received comes from the fact that we let every patient know just what to expect when it comes to recovery.
Keep in mind that to really get a clear glimpse as to what your breast augmentation recovery will look like, you will need to schedule a consultation with Dr. Peter Grossman, as your medical history, age, body’s condition, and several other unique factors will tell the narrative that encompasses your recovery time. However, in case you are wondering what the average recovery looks like for most healthy patients aged 20s to 50s, here is what you can expect in your post-surgery experience so that you can best prepare for your amazing life-transforming experience.
How Long Does It Take to Recover from A Breast Augmentation Procedure?
As previously mentioned, every woman’s body is unique, so there is no set timeline in stone for recovery. However, Grossman Medical patients typically recover within five to six weeks, and after the first week women report feeling perfectly fine.
When you come in for your breast augmentation consultation, Dr. Grossman will review your medical history and overall health and will then be able to give you an accurate timeline before you book your procedure.
Are There Various Recovery Stages I Will Go Through?
Yes, recovery from breast augmentation comes with four main stages that include:
- Stage 1 – Post-Operation: Once you come out of anesthesia, you will likely feel some soreness and grogginess. Some people describe this feeling as having a hangover, but these effects will wear off in mere hours. Just know that you will need someone to drive you home and stay with you for your first night home after the procedure.
- Stage 2 – Getting Through Your First Week: Most women report that the first two to five days are the most uncomfortable. However, Dr. Grossman focuses on pain management to ensure you are as comfortable as possible; he will likely prescribe some pain medications and based on your needs he may even outfit you with a pain injection pump to ease discomfort for the first day or two. Finally, at the end of week 1 you should be able to return to a desk job, or any employment that doesn’t involve physical labor or lots of standing.
- Stage 3 – The First Few Weeks: Once you have rounded the corner of week 1, you will be encouraged to engage in light exercise and standard household routines. By this point your discomfort should be minimal, but you should still avoid activities that put added strain to the body such as jogging, horseback riding, or intensive gym workouts.
- Stage 4 – Full Recovery: Your full recovery could come after a few weeks, or after a month or two. You will have follow-up appointments with Dr. Grossman so that he can assess your healing progress. Once you are fully recovered you will be able to lift heavy objects, and there will be no physical restrictions for you to abide by. Make sure to follow your care instructions to help ensure that your implants properly heal with no complications.
This is a general timeline that you can anticipate, at least before you have your breast augmentation consultation. Once you meet with Dr. Grossman, he will be able to give you accurate recovery expectations.
What Can I Do to Welcome a Smooth Breast Augmentation Recovery?
While Dr. Grossman will set you up with detailed care instructions and schedule checkups to monitor the healing process, there are some steps you can take to help promote a smooth and speedy recovery time.
Recovery Bras – You will experience some soreness and swelling; this is normal, and it will settle down over what is usually a short amount of time. If you invest in recovery bras, you can reduce the discomfort and promote healing. These bras are designed to improve your post-op comfort, increase circulation, and apply compression to help promote appropriate drainage. Most women invest in two recovery bras, and they come in breathable fabric, in many designs and styles to meet all tastes.
Plan Ahead – Your first week following your breast augmentation procedure will be the most difficult one, so it is wise to plan ahead. Make sure all the housework is done before your procedure, all the grocery shopping is done, and all your clothes shopping is completed. This way you can get more rest and you won’t have to worry about tasks.
Find a Support Person – Ask your partner, a family member, or a friend to assist you following your surgery. In your first week you will want to stay in a resting position. You won’t be able to lift anything over 10 pounds during this first week, so having someone on hand will be a great assistance.
Rest, Nutrition and Hydration – You will want to get plenty of rest and stay hydrated. Have lots of bottled water on hand. Also, fluids with electrolytes such as Pedialyte and coconut water are ideal. Also, be sure to eat healthy foods, and having easy foods on hand that are fast to prepare will help to keep your appetite up.
Call Grossman Medical for A Breast Augmentation Consultation Today
Now is the time to get perfectly sculpted breasts that better compliment your frame, and that will give you that boost of confidence and self-esteem. When it comes to the best breast augmentation in Los Angeles, Grossman Medical is at the top of the list with high profile global clients coming in for breast enlargement surgeries performed by Dr. Peter Grossman. Call today; our friendly team is standing by to learn all about your beauty goals, and to book your consultation with the best breast surgeon in LA!