If you’re considering breast augmentation, chances are you are so excited about how it will transform your body; you haven’t considered the recovery process. However, it’s important to plan ahead by finding out how much time you need to take off work after surgery is complete.
When can I return to work after a breast augmentation?
Patients are generally advised to get ample rest after breast augmentation, before returning to any type of work. If you work an office job, you should be able to return to work about 3-5 days after surgery, but if your job is physically demanding, will likely need an additional week off.
How soon you return to work after breast augmentation will also depend on the implant placement (subglandular or submuscular). Recovery time is usually longer for submuscular placement.
It’s important to discuss post-surgery recovery with your plastic surgeon, based on your job requirements, because returning to work too soon can affect overall recovery and final results (learn more).
Tips for healthy healing after breast augmentation
- Get plenty of rest in the first few days after surgery.
- Arrange to have someone with you to help with things around the house.
- Avoid all strenuous activities and heavy lifting for at least 6 weeks.
- Listen to your body and slowly ease back into your normal routine.
- Minimize emotional stress.
Breast augmentation is generally a safe procedure, and most patients are satisfied with their results. However, it’s important to consult with your plastic surgeon before returning to work.
Would you like to learn more about breast augmentation surgery? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.
If you are in the greater Boca Raton, FL area, contact Dr. Cristina Keusch of Boca Raton Plastic Surgery Center, for a consultation.
You can reach Dr. Keusch at www.drkeusch.com, or by calling (561) 529-9174.