Breast Augmentation - Late Recovery
Your discomfort will improve rapidly over the first two weeks after breast augmentation surgery. Aerobic exercises can begin at this time provided heavy lifting is not involved. At four weeks after your breast augmentation any lifting activity including heavier exercises with the upper extremity would be acceptable. Your surgeon will advise you on wearing a bra.
Massage of the implants is encouraged to create a softer breast and to avoid formation of scar tissue around the implant. The fullness on the upper portion of the breast continues to improve over subsequent weeks to create a more natural, relaxed appearance of the breast. Scar massage is encouraged at about two weeks after surgery until the scars are soft and faded.
You should expect to see your doctor for another visit in 3 weeks and again in 3 months after your breast augmentation surgery.
You will return to your plastic surgeon's office for follow-up care at designated intervals to evaluate your progress.
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