Breast Augmentation Q & A

Fit and sporty girl in underwearBecause breast augmentation is a leading plastic surgery procedure, patients sometimes forget to think of questions they may want to ask their surgeon before their day of treatment. When you’re not sure what to expect after surgery, your stress levels can be higher than they need to be. Here, we run through a brief Q&A about breast augmentation so you have a better idea of what you can expect. These questions and answers may prompt more in your mind. If they do, jot them down and bring them with you to your consultation at our San Antonio office.

Q: Will I be in pain after breast augmentation?

A: Breast augmentation is performed using general anesthesia. The effects of this deep sedation can take hours to fully resolve. This is good because it provides some extended pain relief. After surgery, you can expect to rely on prescription painkillers for a week or two. It is crucial that you begin taking your prescribed medication as soon as it is recommended by your doctor. Doing so means you can avoid unnecessary soreness, tenderness, and stress. Most patients describe their postoperative breast pain as mild to moderate and well-controlled with proper use of their medication.

Q: Will I see the results of my breast augmentation right away?

A: Yes! One of the satisfying aspects of breast augmentation surgery is that you can see your results immediately. Keep in mind, however, that your breasts will look firm, high, and swollen during your recovery process. It can take up to three months for the breasts to completely settle into their natural position.

Q: Can I exercise after breast augmentation?

A: You will need to refrain from any strenuous exercise and heavy lifting after your breast augmentation. To be honest, you probably won’t feel much like exercising for a week or two, anyway. Early in your recovery process, your body will expend most of its energy healing the internal pockets around the breasts and the skin, where incisions were made. Your prescription pain medication is also likely to make you somewhat groggy or sleepy. There is no rush to get back to normal exercise and other activities. Taking your time to heal properly after breast augmentation means you are protecting your best results down the line. While you should not exercise, your doctor will want you to walk at least a few times a day. It is important to move the legs every few hours to prevent the formation of blood clots.

Breast augmentation is a popular procedure because it quickly reshapes the chest to be in better proportions with the hips and shoulders. The beauty of breast augmentation can last a lifetime. To learn more, schedule your consultation at 210-227-FACE.

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