Get Ready For Your Breast Augmentation With This Handy Guide
Important things to know before undergoing a procedure
The best way to ensure you have a smooth recovery with the most optimal results following breast augmentation in Toronto is to be well prepared.
This handy guide will tell you a few of the most important things to know before you undergo your procedure. One of the key factors to consider when preparing for your breast augmentation is the recovery timeline. To avoid problems or frustrations, it’s best to have a realistic idea of what your recovery will be like. Depending on your overall health, as well as the placement and size of the implants, recovery time will vary from person to person. However, in the first few days, patients should expect to experience moderate discomfort, which can be controlled with prescribed medication and rest. During the first week, in particular, it’s important to avoid heavy lifting and rigorous activity or overuse of your arms. Therefore, we recommend you try to arrange for help around the house, as well as child and pet care for the first week following the procedure.
In order to minimize swelling, patients are encouraged to sleep with head and shoulders a little elevated for the first few days. To ensure you are comfortable in doing so, it is a good idea to purchase a wedge pillow, or raise the head of your bed frame prior to your procedure. In general, patients who undergo a breast augmentation in Toronto are able to return to work around a week following the procedure, as long as they take it easy physically.
What is the best time to have a follow-up visit?
At Avenue Plastic Surgery, all patients are provided with a comprehensive list of post-operative instructions prior to their discharge from the clinic. Generally, most people are told to limit arm movement to minimize discomfort as well as avoid any workout activities that may raise the blood pressure for two to three weeks. At the one-week mark, patients typically have a follow-up visit in order for the surgeon to assess healing and recovery progress. This is a good time to bring up any questions or concerns you have about your breast augmentation.
What to expect following your breast augmentation?
You can enjoy peace of mind during your recovery without wondering whether your experience is normal. For some patients, temporary tightness, swelling, and pressure in the chest can be normal following the procedure and this subsides over the course of your recovery. Some patients also report experiencing numbness in the nipples, which can last for a couple of months but usually resolves within 6 months.
Avoid smoking, alcohol and tanning
Although breast augmentation has a relatively quick recovery period, it is important not to rush things. For all patients considering a breast augmentation, we advise avoiding smoking and alcohol for two weeks before, and after the surgery, to heal beautifully. It’s also important to avoid tanning while your tissue is swollen and keep your incisions out of the sun for at least the first year.
Following a healthy diet
To reduce swelling and expedite the healing process, try to stick to a healthy diet and eliminate excessive salt. Following a healthy and balanced diet and keeping well hydrated will help you enjoy the most optimal results of your procedure. One of the best ways to ensure that you have a great surgical experience is to choose your surgeon carefully.
Avenue Plastic Surgery is well known as one of the best choices when it comes to a breast augmentation in Toronto. With two Royal College certified surgeons at the clinic, patients are sure to receive best in class care, and enjoy life-changing results from their procedure.To get started, we welcome you to contact us and set up a consultation with one of our experts today.