Everything You Need to Know About Breast Augmentation Recovery
Our breast augmentation procedures in Phoenix, AZ provide a more natural looking and feeling enhancement to women’s breasts compared to breast implants. During breast augmentation, fat will be removed from an area that has excess fat. This fat is then processed to separate the fat cells, which are then implanted into the breasts. You should consider this a dual procedure: One to remove the fat via liposuction, then the second to inject the fat for augmentation.
If you are considering breast augmentation at our Phoenix, AZ or Scottsdale, AZ locations, you might be concerned about the recovery process. The initial recovery period after the entire procedure is going to be one to three days. Over the next couple of weeks, the associated swelling and soreness will go away. You will be able to resume normal daily activities within a short period of time.
Speeding Up the Recovery Process
There are several things you can do before your surgery that can help speed up your recovery:
Stop smoking – This is actually a requirement for patients seeking this procedure, because smoking can inhibit blood flow to the skin, which in turn delays wound healing and increase the risks of scarring. You should stop smoking at least two weeks before your procedure, and for at least two weeks after.
Eat a low sodium diet – With a high-sodium diet, you run the risk of excess fluid retention. A low-sodium/salt diet can help with post-procedure swelling.
Discontinue Certain Medications – You should inform your physician of all medications you are taking, including those prescribed, over-the-counter, and even natural supplements. Some medications can increase the risk of bleeding and bruising.
Follow Your Doctor’s Directions
After a fat transfer augmentation procedure, you will be given very specific recovery instructions such as:
- How to care for your breasts
- Medications that need to be taken orally or applied
- Follow up appointments
It is very important that these instructions be followed to ensure that your surgery is a success. While your breast augmentation recovery will be monitored by your doctor, it is important that you follow all these instructions to ensure that no complications come up.
If you want to know more about fat transfer breast augmentation from Phoenix Liposuction, we encourage you to schedule a consultation. We will talk to about the entire procedure and answer any questions or concerns you may have. We will also make sure that you are a great candidate for this type of procedure so that we can ensure that you get the results you are looking for!