What to Expect After Receiving Breast Augmentation in Texas

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More woman than ever before are opting to receive breast augmentation in Texas, and the procedure is also safer and easier than ever before as well!  However, it’s important to remember that breast augmentation is a form of invasive surgery, and there will be a recovery period afterward.  Augmentation surgery is extremely safe, but you will still need to take care of your body to ensure your post-op recovery goes smoothly.

Here are some things you should know about what happens after you receive breast augmentation.

Tips for Successful Post-Operation Recovery When You Choose Breast Augmentation in Texas

Breast augmentation is considered an “outpatient” procedure, meaning that if all goes well in the surgery, you’ll be allowed to go home the same day it occurs.  In most cases, you’ll be kept under observation for a couple hours, then released.

Bring a friend to take you home.  Breast surgery is almost always done under full anesthesia, and it will not be safe for you to drive yourself.

Your breasts will be wrapped tightly, either by bandages or a tight-fitting sports bra.  This is important to reduce swelling!  Your plastic surgeon will give you instructions on how to proceed in the days to come.  Depending on the procedure, you may be instructed to leave the wrapping in place, or you may need to occasionally apply antibiotic cream to the incision sites.

For a full and easy recovery, it’s vital to follow your doctor’s instructions.  They will also schedule you for a follow-up examination in a few days, so they can verify your breasts are healing properly.

You will also be given prescriptions for painkillers and antibiotics.  Of course, follow the directions on using these medicines precisely.  As with all surgeries, there’s always the chance of infection – the antibiotics will keep you safe.

There may also be some small amount of bleeding from the surgical site.  This is normal.

As for post-surgical pain, it will be worst for the first couple days after the surgery but should recede over the course of 2-5 days.  However, some soreness and swelling may persist for a few weeks.  You will want to limit your physical activity, particularly anything involving your chest, while your breasts heal.  

Your doctor will tell you when you’re clear to resume normal physical activity.

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Considering breast augmentation in Texas?  Contact Dr. O’Neill for a full consultation!