Choosing an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City means that your breast augmentation recovery should go smoothly, and rather quickly. Regardless, you will need to make some preparations, and know what to expect to ensure you have a healthy recovery following your surgery. Keep these tips in mind, and plan accordingly.
Get some help
Breast augmentation is considered major surgery. For the first few days following your surgery, you will be sore and tired. Plan on getting help for household chores and with the kids, especially if you have young children. You will not be able to lift anything heavy for the first six weeks. You don’t necessarily need someone to sit by your side every hour for the first one to three days, but at least have a trusted friend or family member drop-in to check on you throughout those first few days immediately following your surgery.
It is common to experience a mild to moderate level of pain following breast augmentation. Your plastic surgeon will prescribe pain medication for you, although many patients find that they only need this medicine for one or two days post-op. After that, over-the-counter pain medication is usually enough to curb any discomfort you may experience. It is a good idea to fill any prescriptions ahead of time so that they are ready and waiting once you get home from surgery. Also, be mindful that you are prohibited from driving while you are taking any narcotic medication.
Rest and sleep
While you will be at home for a few days, now is not the time to worry about that to-do list. Instead, plan on resting in a comfortable place with plenty of pillows to help prop you up, and have either a TV available to watch or some books to read. This will help pass the time. Be sure that you can rest in a quiet area that is free from distractions.
A day or two before your surgery appointment, you should stock your kitchen with healthy, light foods. The medication from your surgery may leave you feeling sick to your stomach for the first day, which is why light foods will be ideal. Healthy, nutritious foods are great for helping you regain your strength and energy. Also, be sure you have plenty of water to drink to prevent dehydration.
Following these easy tips can help make your recovery from your breast augmentation in Manhattan an easy one. When you meet with Dr. Preminger for your consultation, she will discuss with you the importance of post-op care, and answer any questions you may have regarding your surgery or recovery.
Breast Augmentation in New York City
To learn more about breast augmentation call (212) 706-1900 to schedule an initial consultation. Dr. Preminger takes a unique approach to each patient, taking time to understand your needs.
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